What Does 2017 Hold for Middle East Investors?

By Ali Janoudi and Simon Smiles In 2017, Middle Eastern investors will confront a world marked by policy shifts and a rising likelihood of reflation. In certain respects, the Middle East itself has also contributed to this trend. Coupled with potential fiscal stimulus in the U.S., OPEC’s decision to cut oil output for the first

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How the Super Rich Spend Their Money…in the Middle East?

How the other .001 percent lives in the Middle East By Edward Mermelstein For the past two decades, an exorbitant amount of wealth has been created in the Middle East. In fact, it has been reported that in the first half of 2016, more than $10 billion flowed out of the region. The question is, where

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EXCLUSIVE: Saygin Yalcin’s top tips for a successful startup

Saygin Yalcin is a German entrepreneur of Turkish descent. He is the founder and CEO of SellAnyCar.com, and a partner at one of the region’s leading e-commerce company Souq.com Group, which was recently acquired by Amazon for $650 million. But that’s not all. Yalcin made headlines after he gifted a $250,000 Rolls Royce to Kendall Jenner last year on

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Saudi father names daughter after Ivanka Trump

JEDDAH (Arab News):  A Saudi citizen residing in the northern city of Arar has named his new baby Ivanka, after the daughter of the US president, Ivanka Trump. The name was registered with the Health Ministry at the Women and Children Hospital in Arar and a picture of the birth certificate is being widely circulated

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EXCLUSIVE: OIC Chief Calls for Fixing the Global Humanitarian System

By Hesham Youssef Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The plight of refugees has once again reached the world’s screens. This time, it is not the sight of drowned children washed up on the beach or news reports about capsized boats overcrowded with refugees; It is U.S. President Donald Trump’s

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Two Little Girls Recently Won the “Fitnovation” Prize at their Dubai Based School for Promoting Health Lifestyle

Two little girls recently won the “Fitnovation” prize at their Dubai-based school for promoting healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle. Ma’eve Murad, 7 and her sister Ilayah, 5, compiled a video of their daily healthy habits. Jumeira Baccalaureate School launched the initiative to challenge students and families to be extra aware of a healthy living.   “Schools play a vital role in teaching students skills to make healthy decisions. In order to be innovative and successful we need to make healthy choices,” Ryan Ewaskiw -JBS.

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Beyond The Scars

Fearless women stand up against acid attacks By Meera Pattni “I saw my dad, I hugged him and his entire shirt got burned, even after twenty buckets of water were poured on me,” says Laxmi Agarwal. Agarwal was attacked with acid in 2005 while she was on her way to Delhi’s Khan Market. The reason? She

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Wanted: Affordable Homes

Saudi Arabia seeks PPP to find a solution for its affordable housing shortage By Farha Abdelhaq The lack of affordable homes available to rent or purchase has been a major concern for Saudi’s burgeoning populace. Over the past 15 years, the population of the capital city, Riyadh, has increased by over 50 percent to 6.5

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This Week in History: December 14th – December 20th

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid  December 16, 1971: Bangladesh Celebrates Victory Day After the British rule ended in the Indian subcontinent in 1947, East Pakistan was declared as part of West Pakistan’s territory, despite the fact that the two regions were separated by more than 1,000 miles of

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