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Bold, beautiful and, thanks to the UAE weather, probably soon to be bronzed, the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful have landed in the UAE ahead of filming for the popular, long-running television show.
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The Kurdistan Regional Government aims to develop local tourism in an effort to diversify its economy away from oil and natural gas.
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Emirates Airlines launched its first direct flight to Boston last week amid a flurry of media attention. So what is it really like to fly business class on the new route?
In pictures: Meet the players of the UAE national cricket team
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Welcome to the punch: Afghanistan’s female boxers
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March 16, 2014
Baseel Khatoun, Mena equities specialist at Franklin Templeton Middle East, foresees volatility and opportunity in the weeks ahead.
March 15, 2014
The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and Dubai Financial Market benchmarks each lost 2.5 per cent last week as investors booked profits.
March 13, 2014
Qatar and the UAE will move up from frontier market to emerging market status at the end of May, leaving a big void in MSCI’s frontier index, which will have to be readjusted.
March 10, 2014
Essa Kazim, who is also governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, said that the existing legislation had dissuaded some companies from listing.
March 1, 2014
Analysts are trying to gauge whether the UAE markets’ current uptrend can be sustained, as DFM rises 25.2% this year and ADX 15.6%.
February 27, 2014
Frontier markets are states where the size of stock exchanges are smaller than those of emerging markets and are often marked by greater political risks.
February 24, 2014
Latest move by companies in the UAE and Qatar to raise limits on foreign ownership ahead of upgrading to emerging market status by index provider MSCI in May.
February 20, 2014
UAE shares make up 9.1 per cent of BlackRock’s portfolio, the single biggest country weighting, followed by Saudi Arabia, with 9 per cent, and Bangladesh, with 6.8 per cent.
February 16, 2014
Most of the planned shares sale involved Abu Dhabi companies in sectors that include retail, health care, education and services.
February 11, 2014
Under UAE rules, most companies listed in Abu Dhabi and Dubai may choose to allow investors from outside the UAE or GCC to buy up to 49 per cent of their shares.
February 4, 2014
ING’s Dubai-based chief executive Farah Foustok and head of asset management Fadi al Said are among those leaving.
February 3, 2014
Emerging market worries are likely to spook markets, but the global contagion may be held at bay.
January 16, 2014
A report by EFG-Hermes, the region’s biggest publicly listed investment bank, forecast $516 million in new money to the UAE, with the Dubai developer Emaar Properties enjoying the bulk of that liquidity.
January 12, 2014
After Dubai's Expo win and the MSCI upgrade driving gains in 2013, the fundamentals point to a strong 2014.