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ESG Makeover for Investment Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened our expectations of environment, social and governance (ESG) investing across the globe. Although it has been a mainstream topic...

Top Sector for Small and Medium-Sized Business in Dubai

Travel and Tourism is the Most Promising Sector for Small and Medium-Sized Business in Dubai If you are planning to start a small or a...

Redefining The GCC Economic Future

Emerging signs of economic diversification into future-proof sectors bode well for GCC economies and MENA investors long-term. The long-term outlook for MENA based investors looks...

Asia Emerging Stronger Than Ever in The Post-pandemic World

It is no secret that Asia on the whole managed the coronavirus pandemic much better than most western countries. By way of example, as...

Removal of fuel price subsidies to boost use of UAE public...

The government’s decision to link the price of UAE petrol to market movements will increase residents’ use of public transport according to new YouGov...

Local banks going International

Limited business opportunities in the home market Recent years have witnessed increased merger and acquisition activity in banking, with most notable of all the Dubai...

Cosmopolitan cities need to explore shoebox apartment concepts

Building of more small housing units may solve the problem with accommodation shortage in cosmopolitan cities across the world, according to Savills, an...

Why should we hire a real estate agent?

With so much information readily available online, trough magazines and newspapers, one could wonder: "Why should we hire a real estate agent?". We can...

80% of Young Billionaires Skip College

Alexandr Wang, 26 years old, tops the list of the youngest self-made billionaires generating a net worth of $1 billion. Pedro Franceschi, aged 27, takes...

As of today, where does Dubai stand?

Dubai is a place like no other, with a colorful and controversial mix of people that matches its reputation. During the last decade, media...

Can GCC VAT Hikes Offset Covid-19’s Fiscal Impact?

Emergency tax measures introduced in the region include the extension by several months of due dates for filing tax returns, the reduction or elimination...

UAE Ranked 5th Country Worldwide for Efficiency of Government Spending

The UAE was ranked fifth in the world in terms of efficiency of government spending in the 2011-2012 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF), reflecting the UAE’s leadership’s vision and strategy of achieving prosperity for its citizens.

Cash, shares, property, gold or silver?

Investors should adjust their risk appetite to austerity measures Nowadays, investors face hard times, because interest rates are low and cash and government bonds...

Investor confidence in Dubai as hub for FDI in Middle East...

The Foreign Investment Office (FIO), an agency of the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED), has commissioned an in-depth special study to further enhance...

Entrepreneurs speak out

For 62% of entrepreneurs, focusing on innovation should be the number one priority 80% of entrepreneurs say governments should facilitate access to funding for young...

Corporate Business Revamp: Go Social or Die

Strategies for turning Business Social Together with mobile and cloud computing, everything "social" emerges as a leading trend. Much of the business community in Dubai and...

Gold decade-long bull run nears the end

Gold is nearing the end of a decade-long run that has lifted prices by more than 600 percent, some market observers believe. The yellow metal...

Move over Dubai, there’s a new expats haven in town?

A professional financial planning service dealing with international workers and expatriate clients across the UK and mainland Europe is trying to challenge the wisdom...