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UAE’s milestone law will give foreign investors total ownership

An eagerly anticipated legal change will soon enable foreign investors to own 100% of their assets in the United Arab Emirates, which is hoping the move will boost FDI. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Has an aviation proxy war broken out in Italy?

Qatar Airways has announced its strategy for Italy’s second-largest airline, now called Air Italy, in a move that underscores the ongoing blockade on Qatar and piles on the agony for UAE-backed Alitalia.

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Cities bid for blockchain supremacy

Everyone wants to be a blockchain leader – but what does it take and which cities can make good on it? Erika Morphy reports.

UAE to impose value-added tax in 2018

Introduction of VAT has put a question mark over the UAE’s status as a tax-free haven. Natasha Turak reports.

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DMCC Free Zone executive director focuses on the ease of doing business

Besides fulfilling the usual criteria of infrastructure, stability and expansion opportunities, Dubai’s DMCC Free Zone also offers investors a dispute resolution service as well as pioneering the use of electronic signatures to ease business pressures. The zone's executive director, Krysta Fox, talks to Courtney Fingar.

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Palm Jumeirah developer shows off Dubai’s next property projects

Nakheel, developer of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, visited the Mipim exhibition to showcase the country’s latest real estate projects, which include a mall and four reclaimed islands. Natasha Turak reports.

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Does Dubai benefit from clustered thinking?

Dubai has many clusters, often supported by free zones to make the life of foreign investors easier. However, development should be more holistic to make the most of synergies, say Dr Ashraf Ali Mahate and Ana Arias Urones.

Dubai remains Middle East’s top real estate market

Dubai has topped 2016’s real estate transactions list, and with plenty of infrastructure projects in the pipeline, growth is expected to outstrip the United Arab Emirates average.

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UAE's Ras Al Khaimah plans hotel expansion as tourism drive pays off

A concerted campaign has seen Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE boost visitor numbers significantly, especially from the UK. Now it must ensure it has enough capacity to house all of its new arrivals, as Natasha Turak reports.

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Georgian prime minister eyes Middle East's deep pockets

Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the prime minister of Georgia, tells Courtney Fingar how he is hoping his tax reforms, reduction in red tape and infrastructure improvements will help attract further inflows from the countries of the Middle East. 

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