There is no doubt that Dubai has been one of the most surprising cities in the world over the past 30 years, rising up from the sand in a state of constant re-invention.
DAVID WESTLEY: Dubai has been one of the most surprising cities in the world, rising up from the sand in a state of constant re-invention.
Dubai World Expo 2020's latest video in its bid to hold the World Exhibition in 2020.
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ANALYSIS: Qatar has a ‘poor’ Gini index. The Gini index measures how well income is actually divided within a society, the lower the score the better.
NEWS ANALYSIS: “This has become a very dividing case in the U.A.E.,” said Abdulkhaleq Abdullah… He’s not wrong: On Twitter some Emiratis called for the death sentence to be applied to the five.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The UAE is in the early stages of implementing a new bankruptcy law that will allow companies the time they need to restructure their business…
NEWS ANALYSIS: So how does the Middle East do? Not great, but Saudi’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud is in the top 10, at number 7.
NEWS ANALYSIS: We can’t comment on the quality of the restructuring, but from our perspective, that they are restructuring suggests intelligence out there…
NEWS ANALYSIS: Is it going to be mandatory? If so, do you have control where your funds are invested? What happens if you are only in the UAE for a 12 or 24 month period…?
AUDIO ANALYSIS: The delayed opening of Abu Dhabi’s Louvre and Guggenheim Museum, Moody’s downgrading of Egypt, and Dubai’s transparency.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Real change in Egypt needs to happen. It is not clear who, if anyone, can take on the vested interests to deliver it.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The emirate is a lot further ahead than many of its regional peers, but the hangover after the irrational exuberance of the noughties will take a long time to clean up.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Google is the dominant search company, Yahoo! is the number one display advertising company – combined it’s a solid gold ATM.
NEWS ANALYSIS: CB Richard Ellis delivers another report telling us what we already know – there is simply too much property in Dubai, and investors aren’t having any of it.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The World Bank report ignores uniqueness. Could you honestly say that Saudi Arabia is a more hospitable place than the UAE?
NEWS ANALYSIS: It is interesting to note the report comes after a meeting in Abu Dhabi, which has been one of the most aggressive government entities removing expatriates
DAVID WESTLEY, BUSINESS BREAKFAST: Thursday’s announcement of a ‘loss’ of $2 bn (Dh7.35 billion) in “unauthorised trading” at UBS’ Delta One desk was spectacularly timed…
DAVID WESTLEY: This year, the return to ‘normality’ will be significantly harder to achieve for those countries that have gone through their Arab spring; the pathway to success is still far from clear.
DAVID WESTLEY: Today the world looks at Egypt in a new light. After decades in the shadows, it again is in the limelight, only this time it is not just shining a light for the Arab world, but for the world as a whole.
DAVID WESTLEY: What should be done about the demographic imbalance in the GCC? Anything, or nothing at all…