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 Rolling out the structure for the set. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert

After more than a week of speculation, The National has what are believed to be the first photos of a Star Wars shoot in the Abu Dhabi desert.

No words can describe this April 17, your captions will

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 The year-long project aims to create a form of social autobiography — the story of Dubai documented by those who know it best, the people who live there.

Zoom in! This is your Dubai in a single image

On our sixth birthday, we are all about pictures. So here is our #mydubai offering. Using zoom.it, explore the city.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.


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Higher revenues attributed to a strong recovery in the capital markets, a pick-up in the local market for initial public offers, and asset management business.

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Shuaa beats expectations to end long run of losses

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Shuaa Capital returned to profit after seven consecutive quarters of losses, trumping analysts' expectations of another lossmaking quarter.

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Shuaa Securities has started the process of transferring client accounts to third party brokers, marking the final phase of shutting its retail share-trading business.

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December 10, 2012

Corporate restructuring has become one of the hot management disciplines around the world since the crash of 2009, but Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum's business role models are much nearer home.

Fixer aims to revitalise the loss-making Dubai bank Shuaa

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Moving from loss to profit is the imperative for proven turnaround specialist Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum.

Shuaa Capital narrows losses in ongoing drive to cut costs

November 11, 2012

The Dubai-based investment bank lost Dh14 million in the third quarter, pledging to cut costs further.

Shuaa forecasts more profitable times ahead

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Shuaa, the UAE's oldest investment bank, is forecasting a sustained return to profits after five years in the red.

Shuaa Capital swings from profit to loss as it restructures

August 10, 2012

Shuaa Capital went into the red in the second quarter as it pushed on with a restructuring drive yet to return the bank to consistent profit.

Shuaa shares fall after Moody's downgrades investment bank

April 25, 2012

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Shuaa Capital to have its fourth chief in three years

April 11, 2012

Michael Philipp, the chief executive of Shuaa Capital, is stepping down after six months. Colin Macdonald has been named Shuaa's fourth chief executive in less than three years to replace him.

Abu Dhabi's Taqa sells its stake in Tesla Motors

April 8, 2012

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Shuaa looks to turn tide

February 20, 2012

The travails of Shuaa Capital chronicles the Catch-22 of the regional industry, whose fortunes have been so closely tied to the ebb and flow of local stock markets.

Shuaa jobs on the line as losses rise sharply

February 14, 2012

Shuaa Capital's troubles grow as the investment bank reports its fourth consecutive annual loss and announces another round of layoffs.