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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

Pepsi

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
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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
©James Morgan

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