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UAE launches credit bureau

By Angloinfo World editor - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The UAE has approved all the laws necessary to launch a national credit bureau, and Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued a resolution to allow the credit bureau to… Read more…

Western expats’ salaries in the Gulf States drop

By Angloinfo World editor - Thursday, May 15, 2014

This time last year, the Gulf Business Salary Survey reported that Western expats received 14.5 percent more than their Arab colleagues doing the same job, and 29.6 percent more than… Read more…

Dubai Proposes Islamic Savings Scheme for Expats

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, December 2, 2013

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Dubai has proposed to the federal government of the United Arab Emirates that the UAE create a sharia-compliant retirement savings scheme for foreign workers, a step… Read more…

Ultra High Net Worth Population Reaches All Time High

By Angloinfo World editor - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

During the past year, the world’s Ultra-High Net Worth Individual (UHNWI) population reached an all-time high of 199,235 with a combined wealth of US27.8 billion, according to the Wealth X… Read more…

Pay Rise Predictions for Middle East Expats

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, September 30, 2013

Companies across the UAE are predicting an average salary increase of 5.5 percent in 2014, according to Aon Hewitt a human resources, risk management and insurance specialist. The figure, says… Read more…

Business Pressure Increases Unethical Behaviour

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, May 13, 2013

One in five employees surveyed in the latest Ernst & Young’s 2013 Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey ‘Navigating today’s complex business risks’ are aware of financial… Read more…

Expats in Dubai and Qatar Left Searching for Gold

By Angloinfo World editor - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A two-year low in gold prices has caused gold merchants in Dubai and Qatar to remove gold stock from their stores until prices bounce back up, reports the Telegraph. Both… Read more…

UAE Expat Pension Plan Launches

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, February 11, 2013

Expats in the UAE form about 90 percent of a population close to eight million people. Most of the expats work in the Emirates but are unable to contribute to… Read more…

Qatar Imposes Tough New Controls on Financial Advisors

By Angloinfo World editor - Thursday, January 24, 2013

As part of its programme to diversify from an oil centric economy to a financial hub, Qatar is cleaning up its financial sector and cracking down on unlicensed financial operators…. Read more…

UAE To Restrict and Reduce Expat Mortgages

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, January 7, 2013

At the very end of last year, it was reported that the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates would restrict mortgages to foreigners to 50 percent of the property… Read more…

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