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 Shah Rukh Khan performs at the IPL Gala dinner to open IPL VII at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.

In pictures: Shah Rukh Khan stars at IPL Gala dinner in Abu Dhabi

The superstar entertainer Shah Rukh Khan on stage last night at a gala dinner to launch the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.

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 When this 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York on June 17, it is expected to attract a world record bid for a single stamp of up to $20 million (Dh73.4m). Courtesy Sotheby’s

Rare 1856 stamp up for auction at Sotheby’s

This is one of the world’s rarest stamps and when it goes up for auction in June it should fetch $20million. Its history since it was issued in 1856 is fascinating – and includes one murderous chapter, as Jonathan Gornall reports

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

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Trader profile: Bonds emerging as a good deal

April 13, 2014

Ram Mohan, a portfolio manager at Invest AD, says a combination of strong economic fundamentals, positive news flow, limited new debt issuance and huge redemptions are expected to keep the GCC fixed-income markets strongly supported in the near term.

Trader profile: Smooth touch for steady balance

March 30, 2014

The bullish trend seems to be in its initial stages and may prove to be one of the strongest bullish markets that the UAE has ever experienced.

Bassel Khatoun’s investment outlook on Middle East stocks

March 16, 2014

Baseel Khatoun, Mena equities specialist at Franklin Templeton Middle East, foresees volatility and opportunity in the weeks ahead.

British Council chairman Sir Vernon Ellis highlights the value of cultural connections

March 4, 2014

Sir Vernon Ellis explains how the council's relationships are carefully nurtured and marvels at Abu Dhabi's rapid development.

Trader profile: Gravitational shift in Dubai’s tourism

March 2, 2014

Harmen De Jong, the director of development consultancy and research at Knight Frank, says the hotel real estate sector in Dubai proved to be a relatively safe bet over the past few years.

Chief executive Iyad Malas aims to double Majid Al Futtaim Holding’s size in five years

January 28, 2014

The company has doubled in size every five years for 20 years, and Iyad Malas hopes to maintain that pace. And as it grows, MAF might even build a big new mall in Abu Dhabi.

A Gulf tradition gets its fizz back

January 5, 2014

The once popular soft drink, namlet, had all but disappeared when the Emirati restaurant tycoon Hamed Hareb – who remembered it fondly as a treat from his childhood – decided to try to revive it, complete with its traditonal...

Getting asset management right as one would for mum

December 17, 2013

David Marshall, who runs what is probably the biggest asset management operation in the UAE for Emirates NBD, is confident his business meets the regulators’ requirements, but believes there is one extra special person he must satisfy.

UAE workforce among region’s happiest

December 9, 2013

The high levels of satisfaction have helped the UAE become the most preferred country for relocation among employees in the region.

Informed perspective on the regional landscape

December 1, 2013

Aksel Kibar says the markets are over extended and trading well above year-long average and as a result the Dubai Financial Market Index could be subject to a short-term pullback towards 2,400 levels.

Business sector celebrates Dubai Expo 2020 windfall

November 27, 2013

Dubai had been seen as a favourite by the business community amid international backing for the Expo 2020.

Damac’s executive chairman to join region’s richest from share sale

November 23, 2013

Hussain Sajwani, Damac Properties’ founder and executive chairman, stands to make a personal windfall of at least US$500 million from the luxury property developer’s London share offer this week.

Saudi women’s champion at work

November 23, 2013

Since its inception in 2011, Saudi consultant Khalid Alkhudair’s start-up, Glowork.net, has generated 11,000 jobs for Saudi women. It has found ways for women to work at home and is now looking at women-only business hubs.

KPMG targets outsized growth in emerging and frontier markets

November 23, 2013

Michael Andrew, KPMG International’s global chairman, says the professional services consultancy is focusing on emerging and frontier markets that offer the prospect of outsized growth.

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