Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Editor's Picks

 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.

Events

To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National

Premium business content offered by The National .

Showing 1-10 articles of 694

Retail

Rolls-Royce cruises to a strong start

April 17, 2014

The Wraith, which began deliveries in the fourth quarter of last year and is named after the company’s pre-Second World War touring car, had sold out by January in Abu Dhabi.

Retail

Mumbai’s Crawford Market straddles old and new worlds

April 17, 2014

Crawford Market is home to many things – old-school bargain hunting in an inflation-hit economy, multi-generational shops and innovative electronic retailing.

Retail

Cadillac takes top spot in JD Power customer service survey

April 10, 2014

Lexus, which topped the ranking for the past five years, drops to third place.

Property

Abu Dhabi leads Arabian Gulf in retail space development

April 7, 2014

Eight new mega shopping centres are set to be built in the capital over the next three years, according to the property adviser CBRE.

Dubai’s Delice tastes success with Harrods franchise

April 5, 2014

Delice will expand through franchises to Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, in the middle of this month, and then later to the Ritz Carlton in Bahrain.

Retail

Apple bitten by cheap smartphones

April 3, 2014

The branding may be more modest, but it's all about delivery on performance – and of course the price.

Finance

PwC completes Booz & Co buyout

April 3, 2014

PwC has completed the acquisition of Booz & Company, a move that will help consolidate the Middle East’s consulting landscape.

Retail

HTC launches gold-plated smartphone in the Middle East

April 2, 2014

HTC is launching a gold-plated version of its new phone exclusively in the Middle East as a show of commitment to the region.

Economics

Agrivita new high-performance camel feed packs fleet-footed promise

March 27, 2014

The new feed launch coincides with the end of the domestic camel racing season, with the UAE’s approximately 70,000 racing camels given several months off for rest and recuperation.

Retail

Instagram, Facebook prompt surge in sales of digital SLR cameras

March 26, 2014

According to Euromonitor, 72 per cent of households in Kuwait have a camera, followed by 50 per cent in Saudi Arabia and 45 per cent in the UAE.