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  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Growth of premiums in Saudi Arabia's Islamic insurance industry has been slowing, but changes in the regulatory environment could reverse that trend in coming years.

  • *Qatar Islamic Bank also in market, may issue sukuk this week. By Rachna Uppal DUBAI, Oct 1- Abu Dhabi- listed First Gulf Bank. FGB may soon be joined by another regional bank, Qatar Islamic Bank, which is expected to issue a sukuk this week, following investor meetings.

  • Dubai Billionaire Staying Away From European Banks Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 8:33 AM ET
    Bank Metallic Sign

    The chairman of one of Dubai’s best-known family-owned conglomerates is not considering investing in European banks again following a disappointing run as a stakeholder of Barclays.

  • Luxury Hotel Brand Bets on China Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 5:49 AM ET

    With one luxury hotel already up and running in Shanghai and five more properties under development there, Jumeirah Group’s Executive Chairman says he’s really excited about China.

  • Venerable Ocean Liner to Become Dubai Hotel Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 3:09 PM ET
    RMS Queen Elizabeth 2

    The vessel will open as the centrepiece of an entertainment village, including a maritime museum, in Port Rashid, where it has been berthed since it was retired from service in 2008.

  • Emirate Airlines Profit Plunges on Sky-High Fuel Costs Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 7:57 AM ET

    Emirates Airlines reported a 72 percent drop in 2011 earnings on Thursday, with rocketing fuel prices cutting into profits.

  • UAE Manufacturing ‘Solid,’ Orders Advance: HSBC Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 10:30 AM ET
    Dubai Palm Island

    In April, the HSBC UAE Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.5, the highest level since June 2011. The one-point increase is the strongest monthly gain since October of last year.

  • Dubai Police Chief Slams Muslim Brotherhood Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 4:54 AM ET
    Dubai at night

    Dubai’s chief of police has thrust himself into a regional controversy, becoming the voice of Emirati opposition to the rising power of Islamists in the Arab world. The Financial Times reports.

  • Pentagon Relationship With EADS 'Improved': CEO Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 6:58 AM ET
    Airplane

    The decade-long battle between Boeing and European arch-rival EADS for a $35 billion refueling airplane contract from the Pentagon ended in defeat for Airbus owner EADS earlier this year – but Chief Executive Louis Gallois insists that the bidding process improved its relationships with the U.S. military.

  • Boeing and Airbus Battle Heats Up in Dubai Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:25 AM ET
    Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

    The perennial war of words between Boeing and Airbus heated up with both sides accusing the other of delivery delays as the crowds gathered for the opening day of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

  • Big Boeing Order Placed for Emerging Markets Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 3:17 AM ET
    Boeing 777 Freighter

    The bumper order Emirates placed for Boeing 777s at the start of the Dubai Airshow was made in anticipation of strong growth in emerging market demand, Tim Clark, president of the airline, told CNBC Monday.

  • Emerging Markets Dominate Dubai Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 8:10 AM ET
    Dubai Airshow

    Boeing, and its arch rival Airbus, have in recent years witnessed something of a boom in airplane orders despite the US and Europe battling against financial crisis and economic slowdown.

  • Boeing's Dreamliner Debuts in Middle East at Airshow Saturday, 12 Nov 2011 | 11:29 AM ET
    Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

    As the eternal battle to secure aircraft orders continues, Boeing’s newest product, the 787 Dreamliner, landed in the United Arab Emirates for the 2011 round of the Dubai Airshow. It is the first time the plane is shown to the Middle East public with a readied mockup interior.

  • High Fliers in Modern Aviation Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:33 PM ET
    Whether luxury business jets or commercial airliners, some planes have a special place in aviation history. To mark the 2011 Dubai Air Show, we've picked 12 aircraft whose design and construction make them key players in almost a century of innovation. Click ahead to see an early runway success, modern flyers that have gained worldwide recognition and new models likely to make their mark in the years and decades ahead, as well as their production history.

    To mark the 2011 Dubai Air Show, we've picked 12 aircraft whose design and construction make them key players in almost a century of innovation.

  • Guest Blog: No Signs of Austerity at Dubai Airshow Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:28 PM ET
    Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

    On one hand the idea of another record year for aerospace manufacturing hardly makes sense, and yet on the other, air travel remains an industry that is still expanding.

  • Fair Skies Ahead for Aircraft Manufacturers Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:28 PM ET
    Airplane Takeoff

    While other industries remain mired in red ink amid the global recession, Boeing and Airbus, the two largest aircraft manufacturers, are entering a period of unprecedented growth.

  • Airline Industry Braces for Turbulence in 2012 Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Incheon International Airport

    Despite being profitable in 2011, the airline industry is bracing for turbulence in 2012. The combination of major tax increases and fuel prices that are widely expected to rise means there could be rougher skies ahead for the carriers. Passengers, as well, will likely face fewer frills, fewer route options and notably higher prices.

  • Gulf Markets Remain Attractive Amid Turmoil: Experts Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 3:14 AM ET
    Dubai Palm Island

    Despite political uncertainty induced by recent social turmoil, the Arabic Gulf region can remain attractive to Western investors, experts told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Don't Blame Speculators for Commodities' Rise: CEO Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:37 AM ET

    The role of financial investors in commodity markets is overestimated, veteran oil trader and CEO of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Tom Leaver told CNBC.com.

  • Qatar and UAE to Obtain Emerging Market Status? Friday, 6 May 2011 | 1:12 AM ET
    Souk Waqif at dusk Doha, Qatar.

    Part of the bet of investing in frontier markets is that they will eventually mature into emerging markets. And that may happen for a couple later this summer, analysts told CNBC.