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in this report

Confidence is returning in Algeria, Morocco, Dubai and the UAE - but aftershocks from the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia continue to rumble

Capital begins to return to Arab nations

Larger groups and private equity funds are starting to reinvest in a part of the world where reform stays at the top of the agenda


Long-term Arab potential starts to whet appetite

Algeria and Morocco are showing a spirit of reform

M&S women's underwear on mannequins

M&S move to Saudi underlines attraction for big brands

Opportunity exists for mass market as well as luxury

metro train in Riyadh

Arab red tape frustrates foreign investment

In spite of efforts to change, complex bureaucracy still hampers progress

Marriot Marquis Hotel (left) and the Iris Bay Tower, Dubai
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Dubai reasserts its case safe billing

A return to boom carries a warning of a bubble

Opinion: Attitudes to Arab business must change

The role of the private sector has been under appreciated