Is A Major Yen Depreciation Imminent?

Japan’s long-term risky fundamentals will become more apparent in 2013, says Matein Khalid, fund manager in a royal investment office.

5 Mins With…Kees Hartzuiker, CEO, Roya International

Boss of Dubai-founded hospitality company Roya says Qatar and Saudi Arabia will drive new business

Gold Prices May Continue To Soften

Gold in real danger of more long liquidation before end of year, says Emirates NBD.

Dubai Goes Back To The Future

Mega hotels, theme parks and grandiose announcements – does this remind you of anything?

Global Economies To Grow 2.5% In 2013

US to grow between 1.5-2 per cent and emerging economies 4-5 per cent, says Cesar Perez, chief investment strategist EMEA, JP Morgan Private Bank.

Quantitative Easing Is Only Part Of The Story

Quantitative easing will only work if politicians commit to accountability for sustainable growth, writes Mark McFarland, chief investment strategist, Emirates NBD Private Banking.

What Will Be The Next Big Idea In The GCC?

McDonalds and Taco Bell offer a historical lesson in innovation for the UAE, writes leadership expert Tommy Weir.

Why You Should Buy Dubai Property

There are many signs of a true recovery in the Dubai real estate market this year, writes Peter Cooper, editor of

All Eyes On Central Banks

Policies by central banks across the world to kick-start the economy haven’t borne fruit as yet, writes Chris Tedder, research analyst at

Why Obama’s Win Is Good News For The GCC

Dr. Marie Owens Thomsen, senior economist-strategist at Credit Agricole, explains why Obama’s win is good news for the region.

Obama: Will He Twist Again?

The result from the US elections, with Obama’s subsequent win, will have a critical bearing on US monetary policy and its impact on the GCC.

Lebanon’s Spirit Of Polyglot Lives On In Dubai

History is too cruel for fairy tale endings in the Middle East. Matein Khalid, fund manager in a royal investment office, explains.

Baby Steps to Arabwood

The Arab region’s film industry is beginning its evolution into a formidable player on the global stage, writes Gulf Business reporter Aarti Nagraj.

Wanted: A New Maktoob Deal

We were pleased to report on’s new investor deal, but what budding entrepreneurs really need is a new mega buyout, writes Alicia Buller, editor of Gulf Business.

Middle East Retailers Scramble For Space In 2012 – CBRE

GCC countries face a battle for stretched retail space as regional and global players flex their muscles to gain share.

From Chimp To Champ: What We Can Learn From The Olympics

After the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Jonty Summers reflects on the relationship between confidence and winning– both on the track and in business.

Gold’s Time To Shine?

With gold prices dipping under $1700 per ounce last week, analysts are split over where the precious metal is headed.

Greece Could Represent The Ultimate Contrarian Investment

The struggling Euro country could represent the ultimate contrarian investment, writes Peter Cooper, editor of

Top Technology Tips For Banks

Lenders need to put customers at the centre of what they do, writes Steve Bertamini, CEO of Consumer Banking at Standard Chartered.

Banking On Bonds

Led by the growth of the emerging markets, fixed income has become a mainstream investment choice writes Mark McFarland, chief investment strategist, Emirates NBD Private Banking.

How To Lead Expats

Foreign workers are likely to work ‘defensively’ for fear of losing their dream job, writes leadership expert Tommy Weir.

Why You Should Monitor Social Media

Social media shapes a company’s brand perception to a great extent, writes Alexander Zarovsky, International Business head at InfoWatch.

Is The Sterling Dangerously Overvalued?

Britain’s recession will deepen this winter, warns Matein Khalid, fund manager in a royal investment office.

Is Dubai’s Property Market Back?

As Cityscape 2012 draws to a close, what’s the verdict?

5 Steps To Strike A Work-Life Balance

Small business-owners should learn to take work-breaks, writes Prajit Arora, managing director of Sentinel Business Centres.

Timing Gold’s Recovery

A mixed global economic outlook is currently hampering the price of gold, writes Mark McFarland, chief investment strategist, Emirates NBD Private Banking.

Click Your Way To Success

Meghna Pant, features editor of Gulf Business examines how a company can maximise networking efforts both online and offline.

8 Leadership Tips To Deal With Diversity

Successful markets leaders will throw away the textbook and take a leap of faith, writes leadership expert Tommy Weir.

From The 97th Floor Of The World’s Tallest Tower…

Gulf Business reporter Aarti Nagraj describes her views about Dubai’s Princess Tower.

Gold Loses Its Glitter

In a world troubled by chaotic financial markets and a liquidity crunch, gold served as an asset that was both stable and certain. But the commodity is fast losing its appeal. Meghna Pant, features editor of Gulf Business finds out why.