x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

'What has become of the Celtic Tiger?'4

QUOTES OF THE DAY: Take a tour through the most thought-provoking business content of the day.

"Few people foresaw that the legacy of the Celtic tiger era might be ruins: shattered banks, ghost estates, persistent high unemployment, emigration and unhappiness." Photo by Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Analytical, informative and provocative, commentators featured in The National's Business section have much to say.

Here is your interactive guide to some of most eye-catching content of the day. Simply click on the author to read the stories behind the quotes:

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"Few people foresaw that the legacy of the Celtic tiger era might be ruins: shattered banks, ghost estates, persistent high unemployment, emigration and unhappiness." Clifford Coonan

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"In 2011, the sun will rise for the children of India." Kapil Sibal, India's former human resources and development minister.

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"Leaders take advantage of changed circumstances to ignite reforms." Dr Mona Mourshed.

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"We believe the Middle East, and in particular the GCC region, has great potential to maintain the economy in a much healthier status than other parts of the world." Omer Kaddouri, the chief operating officer of Rotana.

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"With gas in New York trading at about a quarter of the price of oil, who can blame traders for proclaiming that 'gas is trash'?" Tamsin Carlisle - The National.

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"What investors should be watching this year: pay close attention to Treasury and bond yields in general across the board. This will have enormous impact on highly indebted governments and highly leveraged companies." Sameh Hassan, a fund manager at Duet Group, Dubai.

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"There will not be an actual sell-down of the dollar but we will see countries looking to diversify out of the dollar into new reserves." Shady Shaher, the MENA region economist at Standard Chartered.

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"I expect radio will see a big boom, especially in the UAE and Saudi Arabia." Elie Aoun, the managing director for the MENA region at Ipsos MediaCT.

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"The goal here is really simple. We and our sellers want to provide the best shopping experience to buyers and create a place for them to easily buy items." Ronaldo Mouchawar, the chief executive of souq.com.