On June 29, 2013, the New York Times quoted a “senior western diplomat” on the Qataris: ‘‘They punch immensely above their weight. They keep everyone off balance by not being in anyone’s pocket. Their influence comes partly from being unpredictable.” The Times focused on the Obama administration’s efforts to stop certain weapons reaching Syrian rebels…

Emirates Airline boss has come down heavily on the three US airlines, which have waged a long war against Gulf carriers, saying that the troika’s record profits and all-time high employment in the country’s aviation point to “the total absence of alleged competitive harm”. Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates said: “Delta Air Lines, American…

Launching a $100 million fund to revamp the Palestinian education system; tackling MidEast youth unemployment; ensuring gender parity; building inclusive economies to generate new jobs; reiterating the principles to ensure a healthy relationship in the region; addressing the immediate needs of refugees – these were some of the discussions that took place at the World…

By RITIKA SHARMA, Dubai There couldn’t be a more challenging time for the MENA region’s corporate sector than now. Sustainable growth eludes most economies and fiscal deficits rise in the wake of prolonged low oil prices. Governments are making attempts to transform their economies by undertaking fiscal reforms, imposing taxes, reducing subsidies, etc. The Qatar…

arab luxury world 2017, the Middle East’s leading luxury business conference, has announced the winners of its first-ever Global Student Competition, which was launched to showcase the views of the next generation on the future of the luxury, design and fashion businesses. Lama Balaghi from INSEAD Business School and Vivien So from Savannah College of…