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Yemeni Military Shibam

Drug cartels, weapons, banks and the Greenback — illicit trade continues,...

Major banks are unwittingly laundering drug money to fund international arms deals, a former US Senate candidate tells BV editor HAL WILLIAMS US BUSINESS intelligence...
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Job fears as UK’s Carillion collapses

UK construction giant Carillion is heading into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs under threat. Talks between the firm, its lenders and the government failed to...
Dubai

Majid Al Futtaim making tracks across MENA

UAE billionaire announces a raft of fresh investments to revitalise dozens of projects in the region… By Darren Parkin WHEN the Majid Al Futtaim Group –...
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Etihad Swoop For Tony Douglas As New CEO

Former military defence expert is to take up the role in January, but can he stop the rot in Abu Dhabi where the airline...
Duqm Port Muscat

Duqm Or Bust!

Tiny port on the Arabian Sea is set to become one of the most economically strategic places on earth… By Darren Parkin CHANCES are you’ve never...
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Qatar Trade In Crisis

The international blockade on doing business with Qatar has left the oil rich state fragile. Despite the finger pointing and accusations of its support...
Abu Dhabi Skyline

ICC Court to establish MENA Representative Office in UAE

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced it is to open a representative office for the Middle...
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Jewel of the Nile loses its sparkle

Fears for a forsaken Egypt as Africa’s fourth largest economy mirrors a Greek tragedy, threatening trade and jeopardising foreign investment By Darren Parkin NERVOUS investors are...
Lebanon Bomb Damage

The business of war

THE American writer and humourist, PJ O’Rourke, spent the autumn of 1984 in Lebanon as the country’s civil war began to heat up. The...

Billionaires’ Toys: There Is No Point other than Bigger is Better

Turn the clock back a few centuries, and all a man had to do to show off his wealth was to build a massive...