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Investment Insight — A flash in the pan?

By Richard Dunbar, Senior Investment Strategist, Investment Solutions, Aberdeen

As traders switched on their terminals on the morning of 6 May 2010, the thoughts at the front of their minds were very similar to those today. Greece was teetering on the brink of economic collapse, while the UK was heading to the polls for an election that threatened to take the country into uncharted political territory. Although these factors were creating some volatility, few could have predicted the events that would rock markets before the end of the day.

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While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.

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