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 Marina Square apartments Reem Island: Q1 2% rise. Studio - Dh65-68,000. 1BR - Dh75-95,000. 2BR - Dh110-145,000. 3BR - Dh170-190,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 no change. Sammy Dallal / The National

In pictures: Where Abu Dhabi rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014

Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Abu Dhabi have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.

 A Brabus Mercedes 6x6 Sports Utility Vehicle is readied for display during Auto China 2014 in Beijing, on April 20. Adrian Bradshaw / EPA

In pictures: Auto China 2014 exhibition

Leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for the kickoff of China’s biggest car show, but lacklustre growth and environmental restrictions in the world’s largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. More than 1,100 vehicles are being showcased.

 The New York Stock Exchange. Rising interest rates will shift momentum away from bonds and back towards risk assets such as stocks. Richard Drew / AP Photo

Plan ahead for rising interest rates

It is now over five years since the majory central banks slashed interest rates to record low but that is all about to change. So, how will rising interest rates affect you?

 The Wind, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition takes place from April 14 to April 16. Above, the Dewa showroom during last year’s Wetex. Jaime Puebla / The National

April corporate and economic calendar for the UAE and overseas

From Cityscape to Wetex to stock-market holidays to nations reporting first-quarter GDP figures, here is our helpful calendar of April's business events in the UAE and internationally.

 The Greens, villas: Q1 no change. 3BR - Dh210-250,000. 4BR - Dh210-260,000. 5BR - Dh220-300,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 5% rise. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Where Dubai rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014

Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Dubai have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.

 Get the latest information on credit cards, bank accounts and loan products in the UAE. Mark Lennihan / AP Photo

Rates report: Latest on UAE loans, accounts and credit cards

Souqamal.com brings you the latest interest rates on banking products in the UAE.


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UAE prices steady as prawn plague stays at bay

April 20, 2014

The UAE's fish traders expect a summer glut of prawns – despite the threat of a prawn-killing epidemic that has sent prices in the US soaring.


Making natural resource funds work for the country

April 20, 2014

Countries put earnings from oil and other mineral resources into sovereign wealth funds. The tricky bit is making such funds work for citizens.

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A great leader focuses on the details

April 20, 2014

A great leader focuses on the details. Many of the Emirates’ great leaders are actively involved in the details of their successful business.


‘Election tourism’ adds zing to India’s poll bonanza

April 19, 2014

include opportunities to see election speeches, talk to locals in urban and rural areas about the polls, and sometimes even meet leaders of political parties.


BJP manifesto puts a premium on India tourism sector

April 19, 2014

Regardless of their political persuasions, industry leaders and analysts agree that India’s tourism industry has enormous scope for development to become a major driver of its economy.


Abu Dhabi-owned Mubadala triples profit in 2013 to Dh1.5 billion

April 17, 2014

It represents a second consecutive annual profit for the company after it rebounded from a loss in 2011.


First phase of Kizad logistics park near capacity

April 16, 2014

Phase one of the Khalifa Logistics Park is the first out of three and covers an area of 46,453 square metres, with warehouse units ranging from 1,133sqm to 12,463sqm.


Half of Emirati households in Abu Dhabi expect to spend more this year

April 16, 2014

Inflation will rise this year as the housing market picks up amid a surge of new projects in Abu Dhabi.


Rough diamond sales twinkle for Russia’s Alrosa

April 17, 2014

The firm, which last week signed an agreement with Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), said it sold 15 per cent more diamonds last year compared with 2012 at 38 million carats which “offset the lack of price growth in 2013”.


Dubai is ready for a ‘smarter’ boom this time around

April 15, 2014

Lessons of 2009 have been learnt, says the property consultancy JLL’s Middle East chief, Alan Robertson, who voices both confidence and caution towards Dubai’s rapid resurgence.