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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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Dubai landlord refuses to pay back Rera fees after losing rent case

Keren Bobker helps a tenant who wants to know how to reclaim his RERA case fees and who has also been sent a contract with a “one-year nonrenewable” note.

UAE employer recoups if fixed contract is not seen through

It is not acceptable to ask an employee to repay their visa expenses per Ministerial order 52 of 1989, Article 6.

Plan ahead for rising interest rates

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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?

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If capitalism can’t save the world, what can?

If your are not a socialist in your 20s, you have no heart. If you are not a capitalist in your 30s, you have no brain. So a saying goes. But capitalism is not for everyone.

If capitalism can’t save the world, what can?

If your are not a socialist in your 20s, you have no heart. If you are not a capitalist in your 30s, you have no brain. So a saying goes. But capitalism is not for everyone.

Three of the best: It’s raining cash, thanks to generous loan offers

From loans in 24 hours to Sharia-compliant wills - here are three of the best new banking services on offer in the UAE.

Money and me: Be sensible, but don’t save it all

Business development manager Katie Overy has vowed never to work on a commission-only basis again as doing so made paying the bills a struggle.

Five handy tips to bear in mind before investing in stocks

Five steps to keep in mind before you invest in stocks.

Emirates Foundation sets out to teach youth about financial literacy

Increasing financial literacy skills and awareness of issues pertaining to sustainability are key to the UAE’s human development, said Hameed Mohammad Al Qattami, the Minister of Education.

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

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

UAE companies not required to set aside monies to pay future gratuity payments

There is no law that states that a UAE company has to set aside monies to pay future gratuity payments, although it would be good business and accounting practice to do so.

Dubai tenancy agreement is not open to third party interference

Keren Bobker helps a Dubai business owner who has been asked to vacate so a fellow tenant can expand.

Financial management more than book learning

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ADIB offer answers the call

Capital-protected notes may guarantee your initial deposit but they are not immune from risk.

UAE luxury collector has eyes on the prize

Italian Marco Bonapace used the money he made from selling gold at its peak price, to invest in his own business: Vision Eye Wear.

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Money and me: Be sensible, but don’t
save it all

Business development manager Katie Overy has vowed never to work on a commission-only basis again as doing so made paying the bills a struggle.

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UAE employer recoups if fixed contract is not seen through

It is not acceptable to ask an employee to repay their visa expenses per Ministerial order 52 of 1989, Article 6.

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What to consider when spending Dh6m on a luxury Dubai apartment

Property expert Mario Volpi explains the five key elements apartment buyers in Dubai should consider when property hunting to ensure they pick a pad that holds its value.

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Video: Belgium destroys ivory to raise awareness of illegal trade

Belgium is going after the ivory trade, seizing 1.7 tons of ivory to raise attention to illegal trade and the risk it poses to elephant populations.