Category Archives: Economy and Finance

Oxford graduates argue for a multi-tiered approach to achieving a successful labour migration policy in the UAE

Most GCC  countries depend on millions of foreign workers to keep their economies moving. Their presence is often the cause of debate, and sometimes controversy. In this op-ed for oxgaps.org, Oxford graduates Froilan T Malit Jr and Ali al Youha argue for a four-tier approach in dealing … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia’s announces record budget of SR855 billion for 2014.

Saudi Arabia’s budget for 2014 will amount to SR855 billion (approximately USD 228 billion) in 2014, an increase of 4.3% over this year’s budget, and the highest ever in the Kingdom’s history. However commentators have described the increase as modest, … Continue reading

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Two Oxford post-graduates discuss labour migration in the UAE – the challenges and responses.

The GCC region is the most popular destination for temporary labour migrants of any world region, and flows have continued to increase over the past three decades. In a recent article on the website of the Washington based Migration Policy Institute, … Continue reading

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OxGAPS Forum supports Dubai’s bid to host EXPO 2020.

OxGAPS – The Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies forum has become a supporter of the bid of Dubai to host EXPO 2020. A decision is expected to be announced in Paris in November. A spokesman for OxGAPS Forum said: … Continue reading

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Untapped Human Capital: Rethinking young UAE Nationals in the labour market.

Two recent Oxford University graduates, Ali Al Youha and Froilan Malit have made practical suggestions as to how young UAE professionals can become active development players in their country and region-wide. Their op-ed, which appeared recently in the Dubai daily … Continue reading

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Dhs 4.7 billion profit for two giant Dubai corporations

source: http://www.khaleejtimes.com DUBAI — Two flagship corporates of Dubai — Emaar Properties and Emirates NBD — recorded a strong surge in profits, accentuating the remarkable rebound of the real estate and banking sectors, the key engines powering the emirate’s economic … Continue reading

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Region sees boom in luxury car sales

source: http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.net DOHA: Sales of luxury cars have increased in Qatar and the region. High-range brands featured at the Qatar Motor Show these days have closed 2012 with a growth in revenue in comparison to the previous year and plan … Continue reading

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Dubai thinks, big, big and bigger

OxGAPS Dennis Sammut is in Dubai often, and never fails to be amazed by the shameless boldness with which the city takes on ambitious projects which have turned it in five decades from a small village into a dynamic metropolis. In this … Continue reading

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