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Dubai says has learned lessons from crisis

Dubai has learned lessons from the global financial crisis, including the importance of budget discipline and the need to regulate its property market, its Department of Finance said in a research paper published on Thursday. The

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BIGGEST SETTLEMENT: JPMorgan to pay $13bn

JPMorgan has agreed to a $13 billion settlement with the US government to settle charges that the bank overstated the quality of mortgages it was selling to investors in the run-up to the financial crisis. The Department of Justic

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Why do we need chief executives?

Even in the toughest of restructuring in the face of the global financial crisis, one position that escapes the 'chop' is the job of a chief executive, although the person holding the job is likely to be replaced every three to four year

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Emerging markets hit by interest rate threat

The threat of less central bank stimulus and higher interest rates has crushed emerging markets more than most assets in the past two months, in some cases slashing the value of stocks and bonds to levels not seen since the last financial crisis

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Mysteries of the middle class

If you are worried about the Western middle class - and we all should be - you may have started to have some doubts about the virtues of flexible labour markets. In theory, flexible labour markets should make our economies more productive, and a

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Egypt currency situation 'not worrying'

  Egypt's newly named central bank chief sought to reassure investors there was no need to be worried about the situation on the Egyptian currency market, saying the bank had "all the tools" to intervene if it saw s

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Global shadow banking hits $67 trillion

  The system of so-called "shadow banking," blamed by some for aggravating the global financial crisis, grew to a new high of $67 trillion globally last year, a top regulatory group said, calling for tighter control of

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Spending 'key to beat global financial crisis'

The way out of an economic downturn is to spend and invest but instead what we are seeing at the moment are governments that think we should cut back and introduce austerity, said a leading Harvard professor. "But historically that has nev

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Seminar to focus on financial crisis

The Bahrain chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (BCICAI) is collaborating with the Centre for Banking at BIBF and Sage Software Middle East in organising a key seminar on the financial crisis. The event will be held

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Toyota set to treble profit as sales accelerate

Toyota Motor Corp, Japan's top automaker, expects to treble its operating profit this year to more than $12.5 billion, its highest since the financial crisis sent the global car industry skidding. Operating profit jumped more than five

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