Thursday 17, January 2013    |   Empowering the GCC business vision

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    Bahrain is proud to call itself the biggest free zone in the GCC

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    The business of a business hub, MAKE CEO Leith Matthews talks over a coffee

  • 46    EIBFS

    The Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Studies now offers SMEs training courses

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  • Mind the (gender) gap

     

    The gender gap in the workplace must be addressed by women driving the change they want to see.

    GCC women run SMEs worth AED 1.4 trillion, driving…

  • Stocks recover as geopolitical tensions ease; safe havens plunging

     

    After suffering the steepest weekly declines since March, S&P 500 futures are indicating a positive opening for US stocks, according to Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist…

  • Dig deeper

     

    With discrepancies becoming more prevalent in employment applications, recruiters need to start running more stringent background checks.

    HireRight, a…

  • Flight to safety subsides; attention shifts to data

     

    The war of words between Trump and North Korea, has largely dictated the direction of the market for the past 24 hours, according to Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM. 

  • Optimism that the rand could strengthen quickly fades

     

    Any optimism that the South African rand (ZAR) would continue its attempt to strengthen against the USD, appears to have gone out the window following the news that Jacob Zuma survived…

  • The evolution of social infrastructure in the Middle East

     

    Steven Velegrinis, Director of Cities and Sites at global architecture firm, Perkins+Will, talks about the changing face of social infrastructure across…

  • The inside job

     

    Sergey Ozhegov of SearchInform discusses how employees of any size business may cause more damage than hackers.

    For some workers, an employer's business can…

  • Avoid pitfalls when renewing UAE health insurance

     

    Most people tend to recommit to their old insurer without considering their needs, how their current plan has benefited them, and whether it’s sensible to check if the grass…

  • Engaging employees

     

    Education in the workplace can boost employee engagement and business results, according to Hanny Alshazly, Regional Director, MEA, D2L.

    The quest for…

  • France 'En Marche' but will the markets?

     

    More disruptive characters take to the political stage, according to Gary Dugan, CIO, Emirates NBD.

    Emmanuel Macron’s…

  • Beauty by botany

     

    Rahul Agarwal left his career as an accountant to enter the personal care industry with a reasonably priced product, despite warnings of stiff competition from…

  • Upskill rather than downsize in a challenging economic climate

     

    In today’s challenging global economic climate, businesses around the world, and here in the UAE, are having to make some tough decisions, where downsizing…

  • How to boost sales during low periods

     

    With Ramadan and summer approaching and a seasonal commercial lull expected for many organisations, Spencer Lodge, founder of makeithappen, explains how organisations…

  • UK economy to face uncertainty for at least two years

     

    The cloud of uncertainty hanging over the British economy will not lift until March 2019 at the earliest, according to Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics at…

  • The value of education

     

    Despite the business landscape allowing young entrepreneurs to pursue their ideas and passions with little-to-no higher education, ICON Founder, Salma Sakhnini…

  • Pay people properly

     

    As companies try to manage their budgets in the current economic climate, underpaying their staff could cost them in the long run.

    In a survey conducted…

  • How Ramadan will affect business operations in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia

     

    A recent statement by Saudi Arabian business support service provider, Proven SA, laid out the do’s and don’ts of working in Saudi Arabia during Ramadan.

     

  • Time for a holiday!

     

    With the rapidly growing travel sector in the Middle East, HolidayME was developed to allow customers to create tailor-made holiday packages at competitive rates.

  • The customer is always right

     

    In an increasingly competitive business environment, SME owners have to focus on customer retention if they want to see their businesses survive  .

  • Setting up the board

    Setting up a board of directors allows SMEs to put formal structures of corporate governance in place while having access to expert advice.

    A start-up…

  • Three steps to start building your personal brand

    In the age of the influencer, organisations are now represented not just through advertising and promotions, but through each of the personalities they employ, according to Shamim Kassibawi,…

  • The positive impact of cultural events on the art economy

    As the UAE’s private and public sector seek innovative ways in which to engage with the art industry to enrich and strengthen communities, it is vital to assess the impact…

  • Spotlight on Saudi

    As Saudi Arabia’s vision 2030 looks to wean the Kingdom off its dependence on hydrocarbons, the focus is now on developing the private sector.

    The International…

  • Let it go!

    Warsha Joshi at Platinum VA explores the reasons why owners struggle to delegate and how to overcome that fear.

    Delegation…

  • Five tips to survive and thrive

    Shamim Kassibawi, Managing Director of Spread Communications, and MENA CEO of The SMC Group, offers tips on how entrepreneurs can make the most of the ups…

  • Europe mispriced

    The greatest trades are those that take advantage of mispriced assets and illiquidity. As we head into 2017’s second quarter, it increasingly appears as if the European instability narrative…

  • Five lessons for leaders in turbulent times

    London Business School’s Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Dominic Houlder and Executive Fellow of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Nandu Nandkishore

  • Seven finance predictions for 2017

    If 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that making predictions is an inexact science, according to Steve Cox, Vice President, Oracle ERP and EPM Cloud Go-to-Market.

    There is much that has…

  • Out with the old

    Steve Currie, Taskgate advises companies holding fast to outdated employment models not to ignore the rising trend of flexible working conditions.

      

  • Commodities lower as funds scale out

    The Opec/non-Opec summit in Kuwait will doubtlessly see officials attempting some verbal intervention, but crude's fundamentals remain challenging, according to

  • Tips to avoid penalty headaches on Dubai's mandatory health coverage

    An unintended consequence of mandatory health insurance has been the commoditization of health plans, according to Tarek Bayaa, Chief Commercial Officer at Bayzat.

    What was once seen as…

  • From bricks to clicks: ecommerce survival guide

    Google reveals E-commerce success mantra at Retail Leaders Circle MENA. 

    MENA has a population of over 300 million and is one of the most digitally advanced…

  • IMF: OPEC’s rebalancing act

    In November 2014, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to maintain output despite a perceived global glut of oil. The result was a steep decline in price.

  • Leading with vision

    There have been a number of research studies that show that most people do not work to their full potential, and a leader has to push develop and enhance potential by creating conditions where all…

  • Five benefits social media influencers bring to SMEs

    There is a common misconception that to market your brand you need to have a big budget, according to Maurice Hamilton, Global CEO at The SMC Group.

    Gone are those days when…

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