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 Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2014 will run until April 24, 2014. Fatima Al Marzooqi / The National.

In pictures: Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2014 opens
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Key developments and master plans are being unveiled at this year’s property exhibition in the capital.

 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.

 Designed by London-based Thomas Heatherwick, founder of Heatherwick studio, the park will feature an outdoor cinema, an organic garden, picnic areas and cafes and restaurants. Photo courtesy Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

Futuristic Abu Dhabi park to be built in the desert shade

Spread over 125,000 square metres, Al Fayah Park, on Airport Road, will be covered by a sand-coloured canopy, 20 metres high, with the appearance of cracked desert land from above.

 Room with a view from one of the 21 duplex penthouses located in the Gate Towers sky-bridge. The sports courts and swimming pools can be seen below. Courtesy Alda

In pictures: Aldar’s Gate Towers Penthouse Collection on Reem Island

Aldar launched its Gate Towers Penthouse Collection at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. The launch features 21 penthouses spanning the skybridge, with each having a private indoor pool and incredible views.

 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.

 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 residents prepared for rising interest rates

Zaigham Burney and his wife Amun took the necessary steps to protect themselves against the chance of an early interest rate hike.

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.

Finance

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?

Finance

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.

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?

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

Becoming financially savvy isn't as simple as taking a course in personal finance management. To be truly literate, you need to understand how to manage your money to suit your own needs.

ADIB offer answers the call

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

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Property

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

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

Media

Advertisers look to get inside your head and your heart

The rise in wearable technology is pushing advertisers to emotion-based marketing.

Economy

In pictures: Orange farming in Brazil

This year is set as the International Year of Family Farming by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, as orange farmers go about their job in Bahia State.

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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.