The existing interminable regional conflicts among several nation countries along with the recurring armed clashes between political factions, fundamentalist groups, and state authorities are now common features of modern times. In most of the Muslim world, the core of...
What if I told you that based on my analysis, which is more or less my gut feeling, the debt that is held in the books of IBM, or Coca Cola (based on your preference) is safe? The next...
The recent performance of equity and commodity markets has shown that investors are currently skeptical. The positive gains seen in the markets last Friday, based on the EU summit, have slowly withered away. Tensions related to Iran and the...
The start of the week saw the EU sanction being put in place against Iran and that was just a precursor of the events that were to follow. This week is considered important, if not huge, for the crude oil...
By Yassir Karooka A popular uprising takes more than deep-seated grievances among the masses and the courage to stand in defiance against injustices. A successful popular uprising requires inspirational leadership and a political force bestowed with the ability to effectively...
As the saga of the LIBOR manipulation goes on, it is important to not only look at the impact it will have on all the stakeholders involved in the short run, but also to look into how this will...
By Matthew Wright Oman Airport Management Company figures indicate that Muscat’s hospitality sector should be in robust health with the number of passengers using Muscat International Airport increasing significantly from 4 million per year in 2008 to 6.5 million per year...
London Interbank Borrowing Rate or LIBOR is one of the most fundamental tools that used in finance today making up the basic building block when it comes to deciding the prices and structures of more complex and complicated financial...
Friday saw a spike in international markets, as Asia, Europe and America felt positively about the rhetoric coming out of the EU summit. All indexes gained and rallied while there were huge gains seen on the commodity markets as...
Contrary to popular belief, tablets were not invented by Steve Jobs/Apple. Pre-historic men used stone tablets in their caves to post messages in weird hieroglyphics and to play sudoku. It came with its own set of chisel and hammer...
By Lord Julian Hunt One of the most striking changes at Rio+20, compared to the original 1992 Earth Summit, is the extensive discussion of population issues.  In part, this is driven by the fact that many developing countries, including the BRICs,...
Why do people fall for scams? Is it because they are gullible and stupid? Or is it that scam artists are really the smarter ones amongst us? We have witnessed countless scams and hoaxes in the past – Bernie Madoff’s...
The much awaited and anticipated Facebook IPO, fell flat on its face. It was dubbed the IPO of the century, it sure made the history books for this century. Facebook's problems has led it being broiled into the law...
There's no doubt about it... virtually everyone who makes the move to live and work in bustling Dubai can't help but get caught up in the elaborate and sophisticated lifestyle that the UAE's most captivating emirate boasts. Whether it...

Summer Budgeting

During the summer period when we experience humidity at an unbearable level, most of us are reluctant to spend much time outside and we require indoor activities to keep us occupied. To add to this, families find themselves with...
Today we see that many nations are developing progressively in all facets of life as more and more technologies emerge from all over the world. We, the Asians, have a tendency to believe that anything imported from the West is...
By Paul Hymers, Finance Director at Atlas Corporate Services It can be thrilling to invest in a company you love, or to buy shares in a product you’ve used for years. However, as any savvy investor will tell you, investing your...
There are only three things you can do with money – spend it, save it or give it away. Though giving appears the easiest of these, in practice it’s the one which can prove the most difficult. Just ask...
The Indian rupee has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. Over the past few weeks, the rupee's value has fallen considerably. As of today, a US dollar will fetch you 54.4250 Indian rupees. Singapore-based investment firm CLSA...
"I want to make a difference…" This is a haunting thought I’ve had since I can remember. But how different could or should or would I be, in order to make a difference? You see, even if I was one in a...
By M.S. Shah Jahan “When China wakes, it will shake the world.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Yes he warned this 200 years ago. Truer words were never spoken. Chinese dragon has awakened now and it is about to shake the world  -...
Dear Mr. President, I do not agree with you. By supporting this resolution you have set a wrong example for the world. God created man and woman, Adam and Eve to cohabit, not two men or not two women. Your...
Can creativity be taught? Here's the deal; I make it a habit to read at least two articles a day about technology advancements. Most of these articles talk about upgrades for existing inventions. For example, TVs are getting bigger, thinner...
Arabian Gazette's Aida had a chance to experience the beauty bash at an event organized by Dubai's famous fashionista Huda Heidi Kattan Last week I attended Huda’s Beauty Bash with my lovely friend Nina and it was absolutely amazing! For all...
You have just moved to the United Arab Emirates and feel like an alien from planet Mars? If so, you might want to continue reading and check out some tips and tricks on how to embrace this country that...
A relationship between two people is usually based on trust, affection and respect. To love and be loved is the most precious feeling a person can have, but in some cases - with the passage of time - people...
If US diplomatic cables and intelligence reports are to be believed, Chinese leaders have began asking if uprisings that spread throughout the Arab world could ignite a similar situation in China. The report revealed that some members of China’s ruling...
Electricity rates in Germany drop by up to 40% during the hours in which solar power or wind power are active - and this is what Merit Order Ranking is all about, using the cheapest available electricity source FIRST - and then...
"You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering." ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel Art is an effective means of communicating the experience of pain than words ever could. The painful experience...
Since when was tax avoidance illegal? Commentary by Paul Hymers, Financial Director at Atlas Corporate Services in Dubai. Tax avoidance is always an easy target for politicians, but tax planning is essential, not just for huge multinationals, but also much...