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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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ADCB sets sights on SME lending in Mubadala deal

April 20, 2014

The bank has bought a Dh450 million portfolio of loans made to SMEs - the deal coming a week after the UAE announced a new law designed to expand the sector.


NBAD enters market-making game

April 20, 2014

Dh30 million liquidity boost after National Bank of Abu Dhabi became the first licensed market maker in the country.


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.


New name and growth focus for First Gulf Bank

April 20, 2014

First Gulf Bank unveils new corporate logo as it spreads its wings in Asia.


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.


Biggest risk is leaving too early, says Mubasher trader

April 20, 2014

Eight UAE companies are among Mubasher's top picks for the region according to Hani Nicola Konquar, who is the subject of this week's trader profile.

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Emirati businesswoman still hungry to find the sweet spot

April 20, 2014

It was a gallette des rois - a buttery puff pastry confection - that set Emirati Lamia Ahmed Al Hashly on her entrepreneurial journey to launch Blossom Sweets in Abu Dhabi.

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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.


Saudi’s Kingdom Tower set to go skywards as it aims for world’s tallest building tag

April 20, 2014

Above ground construction work due to start next week in Jeddah, after months of testing and preparation work.


Manchester United-Emirates NBD savings account with interest rate linked to goals scored

April 20, 2014

The football related marketing strategy has helped banks win more customers, with Manchester United having nearly 1 million followers in the UAE.