Sunday 09, December 2012    |   Making more of your money

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  • 8    Western debt disease

    The medicine is bitter for a West that's sick with debt.

  • 16    Gold trends in 2013

    The precious yellow metal looks to continue its rise in 2013.

  • 28    The timeless elegance of pearls

    Pearls are symbols of wealth and class but are they a good investment?

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  • The diamond standard

    A new innovation in diamond investment and wealth preservation has arrived in the form of VULT, writes Matt Amlôt.

    Diamonds have always had a concentrated value of wealth, with a size…

  • Sitting down with an Arab entrepreneur

    Joe Akkawi, Managing Partner, Paz Marketing, sat down for a chat on some of his favourite things

    What car do you love most?

    I adore the Mercedes C63 AMG.


  • Central banks and oil remain key drivers of financial markets

    By Hans GOETTI, Chief Economic and Strategist for the Middle East and Asia, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

    Central Banks


  • Desperately seeking the secondary market

    A key frustration for regionally-focused investors has been the immaturity of the GCC bond market.  In other markets they are an important asset class which offer sophisticated products…

  • A new spin on Gulf style

    UAE-based fashion designer Ahmed Abdelrahman is realising his vision to make the kandora and other traditional Gulf staples a part of global fashion, writes Sarah Owermohle.

    Ahmed Abdelrahman…

  • Luxury without guilt

     How luxury brands must adapt to the sustainable consumer, by Dr. Nicholas Ashill, Professor of Marketing and Chalhoub Group Professor of Luxury Brand Management

  • Private wealth management offerings are on the up

    Fahd Iqbal, Head of Middle East Research, Credit Suisse says increasing regulatory pressure may lead private wealth management institutions to consolidate.

    Regional financial…

  • The butler can do better

    Michael Shaw started his career in the UK royal household. Now he’s set up Franklin to elevate domestic staffs of the global elite to their former glory.


  • Winning the investment race to Iran

    Iranian foreign trade is predicted to increase from the $80 billion to $200 billion by 2020. Mehrdad Parhizkar, Partner, Frontier Partners investigates what investors need to know before Iran re-emerges…

  • The art of the build

    Raouf Ghali, COO, Hill International on how to make real estate projects in the region stand the test of time.Tell me about the work that you are doing with Hill International. How is Hill…

  • The almighty dollar

    In the past three months the dollar rose to an 11-year high against a basket of major currencies. The US currency is hitting high against the euro as interest rate differentials move in favour of US…

  • Prioritising pensions

    If you are a British expat in UAE, wide-sweeping changes to the UK’s pension regime means there has never been a better time to rethink your pension plans.The UK has just undergone…

  • GCC wealth growth gives private banking robust opportunities

    With total private wealth doubling since 2010, local and global private banking will become an even bigger focal point in the region.Since 2010, the GCC market has doubled its total private wealth…

  • Start up that Maserati

    The new Qattroporte line balances the style and substance for which Maserati is famous.There’s something special about a Maserati. Each one made with care by a small Italian team, not rolling…

  • GCC's HNWIs headed to London's fringe?

    UK stamp duty changes to alter London residential investment geography for Middle East buyers.Recent alterations to the UK’s Stamp Duty and Tax are expected to have a significant impact on the…

  • The rise of the female investor

    WOMENA—the UAE’s first women-only angel investment group, is turning more HNWIs from consumers to intelligent investors.

    The proper utilization of the female workforce is a huge…

  • Here be treasure!

    Less than a fifth of ‘treasure assets’ are held for financial reasons, says Barclays. Only 19% of treasure assets - which include items such as precious jewellery, fine art, antique…

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