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  • Huge potential in Middle East: Melia CEO

    Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Melia Hotels International, discusses the group's newest hotel in Dubai, the Middle East's "huge potential" and how diversifying risk helped them perform during the crisis.

  • Britain is set to become the first non-Muslim country to issue an Islamic bond, under plans unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday.

  • The stock exchanges of Dubai and Abu Dhabi could merge by the end of the year, as reports emerged that financial advisers had been hired to advise on a possible tie-up.

  • Dubai is ready to debut a massive new airport for passengers on Oct. 27, after a final go-ahead by the country's aviation authority.

  • Dubai Airport could be world's largest: CEO

    Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, talks about the upcoming opening of the second Dubai airport, and why it has the potential to become the world's largest airport.

  • Watching financial data on screens inside the Dubai Financial Market.

    Dubai stocks closed 8.5 percent higher on Tuesday on reports that the United States was considering a diplomatic resolution to the conflict in Syria.

  • Gulf markets hit over Syria concerns

    Yousef Gamal El-Din discusses the sell-off in Gulf markets and whether it will continue.

  • Shed pounds, gain gold in Dubai

    Dubai says it's willing to give people gold for meeting certain weight loss goals, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin. You must lose 40.4 lbs. to gain the gold.

  • Luxury CEO on Dubai's Retail Tourism

    Home to the most extensive retail space on the planet, Dubai has the capacity to pack in the shops. But locals are also spending on luxury abroad, a lucrative opportunity as Desiree Bollier, CEO of Value Retail, explains.

  • Marriott's CEO on the Hotel Business in the Middle East

    The Gulf's clout as an international tourism destination is growing, with 15 million visitors expected in Dubai alone by 2015. Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, tells CNBC how he's looking to capitalize on shifting trends in the region.

  • Global hotel brands' aggressive expansion in the Arabian Gulf is helping to drive profits and offset markets hit by the Arab uprisings, hotel group CEOs told CNBC.

  • DME CEO: Asia Needs Its Own Crude Oil Price Benchmark

    Christopher Fix, CEO of Dubai Mercantile Exchange says Asia has come to recognize the need to have a pricing center closer to the region's source of crude oil supplies.

  • 5 ways to fall victim to credit card fraud

    Two companies with major operations in India were the weak links that opened the door to a $45 million global cyber heist brought to light by U.S. authorities this week.

  • Should GCC Worry About Oil Prices?

    Apostolos Bantis, emerging markets fixed income credit research analyst at Commerzbank, explains why the decline in oil prices will not significantly impact GCC economies.

  • Good Regulation Is Good Business: CEO

    Jeff Singer, CEO, of Dubai International Finance Center, tells CNBC that City Week will look at regulation and the positive affect it has on business.

  • Thousands of U.K. financial sector workers risk being frozen out of the industry unless they pass mandatory tests measuring their personal ethics and integrity.

  • Starwood CEO Eyes Future Growth in Dubai

    Frits Van Paasschen, President & CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, discusses the growth and value of his brands.

  • Checking In With Marriott's CEO

    Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, sees gridlock in Washington as a serious threat to his business.

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    StanChart has agreed to pay $327 million to resolve allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, Sudan and two other countries, capping months of legal headaches for the British bank.

  • Tehran, Iran

    Iran captured a U.S. drone that was flying in the country's airspace, its media reported on Tuesday. Iran said the aircraft had entered its airspace and would respond "decisively" to any encroachments into its airspace.