United Arab Emirates

US Navy fires at boat off the Dubai coast

The US Navy has fired at an Indian fishing boat off the coast of Dubai killing one Indian fisherman....
Dubai  03/07/12

JAFZA repay $2 billion bond

Dubai government-owned entity JAFZA has repaid a US$ 2 billion Islamic bond, five months ahead of schedule....

First oil flows through UAE’s Hormuz bypass

The UAE has started the operation of the so-called Hormuz bypass that allows the export of oil via a pipeline that bypasses the Straits of Hormuz....

New UAE Stock Ownership Rules

The UAE have proposed laws to regulate buying controlling stakes in the stock markets. This will create greater transparency....

UAE legislators seek federal dress code

UAE legislators are proposing introducing a federal dress code. The proposal risks politicizing an issue that has galvanized conservative elements within society....
Bahrain  17/05/12

GCC countries fail to agree on Saudi-Bahrain proposed union as Iran threatens

The failure of the GCC to accept or even negotiate a Saudi proposal for further integration is a blow to the Saudi regional position....
Iran  03/05/12

Escalation of rhetoric with Iran as Peninsula Shield holds UAE drills

The escalation of rhetoric between the UAE and Iran continues and increases the overall risk of a diplomatic and possibly in the long-term a military confrontation....
GCC  18/04/12

GCC accuses Iran of provocation as Ahmadinejad visits disputed islands

Tensions have escalated between the UAE and Iran, after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the UAE island of Abu Musa, occupied by Iran....
Dubai  18/04/12

Dubai Group restarts debt talks

Dubai Group has offered to restart talks with creditors to discuss payback of US$10 billion of debt....

Bank deposits increase but banks reluctant to lend

Figures released by the UAE Central Bank indicate that bank deposits have reached their highest level in almost two years....
Bahrain  02/05/11

Iran relations with GCC deteriorate markedly

The relationships between the GCC and Iran have deteriorated on a number of fronts....
Dubai  18/04/11

Dubai appears to benefit from regional unrest

Dubai appears to be benefiting from the regional unrest as regional investors move funds to Dubai....
Dubai  12/04/11

Dubai faces mini-boom

The UAE and the emirate of Dubai in particular are likely to experience a mini-boom as a result of the regional situation....
Lybia  05/04/11

Qatar recognises Libyan rebels

Qatar became the first Arab country to grant political recognition to the Libyan rebels....
Dubai  16/02/11

Dubai’s property market still in decline as UP posts losses

Leading Dubai developer Union Properties posts massive losses in 2010, leading to a sharp decline of shares prices for other developers in the UAE as well. ...

Labour demonstrations as Dubai deports striking Asian workers

Labour demonstrations in Dubai leading to the deportation of workers will increase pressure on the UAE to modernize its labour laws....
Dubai  01/02/11

Rumours that World Island is sinking; Mass vacancies in retails space in Dubai

Reports that The World Island in Dubai is sinking, coupled by news of unprecedented retail vacancies in Dubai will add further pressure to the Dubai real-estate market....
Dubai  01/02/11

GCC markets tumble after Egypt protests

Stock markets across the GCC have tumbled as a result of the demonstrations in Egypt....
Oman  01/02/11

Oman uncovers spy network but UAE denies any links

Oman announced that it has uncovered a UAE spy ring, which the UAE denied. This is a most serious development to hit inter-GCC relations in recent years....
Dubai  17/01/11

Dilution fears for UAE blue-chip stocks

Negative news about two of the UAE’s leading companies threaten to shake economic confidence in the country....

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