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Unusual Favorite Summer Hobby: Financial Planning

My favorite summer hobby is probably an unusual one compared to most people my age. As a 21 year old just graduating from college(and...

VAT Registration Easy Through e-Services Portal, FTA Claims

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) reaffirmed that registering for Value Added Tax (VAT) can be done in three easy steps through the e-Services portal...

Personal loans from 6.99 per cent for UAE Nationals during Ramadan

In line with its growth strategy for 2011, Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, has introduced lower interest rates on all personal...

Western Union Commits $100,000 to Flood Relief Efforts in Pakistan

To help the victims of Pakistan’s natural disaster of heavy rains and flooding affecting upwards of 14 million people, The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU),...

Management Accountants Optimistic About Future Earning and Learning

“Never better time to be a management accountant” Pay levels for management accountants are performing well against the backdrop of low global inflation. The latest annual...

Personal loans limit may be removed soon

New rules could allow loans of up to 50 times an applicants’ monthly salary The draft of a new system for approval of personal...

Adopt early to changes in Payments Industry

Close examination of the “innovation clusters”, known also as incubators for new technology aiming at consumer simplicity, now signals that an innovation in the payments industry is ready for prime time.

VAT in GCC – It’s coming, so how do we get...

To help businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries understand the potential impacts of the implementation of VAT, Deloitte in the Middle East...

Takaful poised for growth, greater focus required

Takaful operators in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Malaysia are growing at a rapid pace and are highly capitalised, new research from A.M....

IMA Grows Middle East Membership by 30% as CMA Curriculum Gains...

Newest regional IMA chapter launched in Jordan; total membership in MENA 10,700 strong The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®), the world’s leading...

Emaar seeks $800 mln loan guaranteed with shopping malls

Sources revealed Emaar Properties is seeking an $800 million two-tranche loan aiming to provide guarantees with four of its shopping malls, including The Dubai...

Interest-free housing loan for UAE Nationals

Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) and Emirates NBD, the leading bank in the region, signed an agreement today, to support the funding of...

Late payments on the rise in UAE

During the past few months, more UAE companies are reporting late payments as liquidity tightens due to the prolonged effect of low oil prices...

DIFC Courts introduced fully paperless infrastructure

// DIFC Courts, the Dubai International Financial Centre's (DIFC) independent, common law judicial system, on Wednesday said it introduced a new, groundbreaking, fully paperless...

Rosy perspectives for mortgage providers in Dubai

Mortgage providers in Dubai introduce higher quality products Many expatriates in Dubai are now planning to purchase a home. Most of them have been living...

Outlook for Insurance Sector Growth in the Region Strong, Says DIFC...

Deep structural changes and changing attitudes toward risk are driving long-term growth in the insurance sector within the Middle East and North Africa region,...

DFM inaugurates Annual Stock Game for Students

Dubai Financial Market, DFM, today inaugurated its Annual Stock Game with the participation of 5,723 students from schools and universities in the UAE and...

Dubai, Abu Dhabi Among Top Global Financial Centers

The growth of Asian economies is fuelling the importance of Asian financial centers such as Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo. Although Dubai and Abu...