Double-digit pay rises for Gulf bankers

Double-digit pay rises for Gulf bankers

The rising cost of living and strong demand for specialist skills are forcing banking pay up by as much as 40% a year. "Demand for investment bankers, structured…

Why do Dubai bankers fear the chop?

Why do Dubai bankers fear the chop?

Business in Dubai is booming, so why do bankers in the emirate feel so jittery? Despite the turmoil in the credit markets, business has continued pretty much as…

Are expats worth it?

Are expats worth it?

Expat workers in Dubai are becoming prohibitively expensive, according to Mercer Human Resource Consulting. No wonder companies want to employ locals instead. Mercer's report shows that average salaries&he

Dollar downer on Middle East jobs?

Dollar downer on Middle East jobs?

As the dollar falls, so does the allure of taking a job in the Middle East. Last week, the US dollar dropped to an all time low against…

Fighting for fund managers

Fighting for fund managers

The Middle East's global asset management aspirations are fuelling fund manager recruitment. With the likes of ING Investment Management rushing to open offices in Dubai's International Financial Centre,&h

Reeling in equity researchers

Reeling in equity researchers

Equity researchers are in for some good times as their demand soars in the UAE and Middle East. Morgan Stanley has created a Dubai-based equity research team to…

Finding fund lawyers in the Middle East

Finding fund lawyers in the Middle East

HSBC is boosting its UAE legal team - and it's not the only one. "Competition is tough in the UAE and we're all competing for good lawyers. We…

Equity capital markets jobs on the horizon?

Equity capital markets jobs on the horizon?

Forget the credit crisis, a rush of listings on Gulf stock exchanges bodes well for equity capital markets jobs in the region. Figures collated by business information portal…

Do locals get bigger packages?

Do locals get bigger packages?

UAE nationals are in the money as banks struggle to meet government localisation targets. The process, known as 'Emiratisation', requires firms to employ at least 40% locals -…

Three-year contracts at local banks

Three-year contracts at local banks

Domestic banks in Dubai have found a new way of stopping their staff from quitting. Tired of seeing their employees quitting for more money after bonuses are paid…

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