Wednesday 29, February 2012    |   Empowering the GCC business vision

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  • 16    Small country, big ambitions

    Qatar is boosting its SME economy; even setting up a bourse for SMEs and has more than a dozen banks supporting it's Al Dhameen SME investment programme.

  • 26    AED 1 million reality TV show for entrepreneurs

    The winner will walk away with AED 1 million plyus professional services and support for their business. The competition is open to UAE residents and…

  • 39    The draft UAE bankruptcy law

    First of a two-part feature explaining the provisions of the new draft UAE federal bankruptcy law and their potential practical impact on doing business…

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  • The pursuit of happiness

    The Happy Box founder Jumana Al Darwish talks about teaming up with UK brand Luckydip Club to create their first Happy Box for grown ups.

    The Happy Box is an initiative where children receive…

  • Why businesses fail

    Manhal Naser, CEO and Cofounder, AWJ Investments, looks at contributing factors as to why so many start-ups fail.Starting a business is no easy feat. With so many factors to consider, it’s no…

  • Beyond compare

    Jon Richards, CEO, Compareit4me.com talks about growing his website from a part-time endeavour to going live across the MENA region and beyond.

    Jon Richards, CEO of Compareit4me.com, the website…

  • Wake up and smell the coffee

    Sufyan Muhaissen, COO and Co-Founder, Cafe Barbera Franchise discusses the franchise's eighth outlet in the UAE, quality products and franchisee support.For over 140 years the tradition of the Café…

  • Heading into hospitality

    HE Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of Al Sawari Holding and the Qatari Business Association, and Amruda Nair, Joint Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Aiana Hotels and Resorts…

  • Boosting Bahrain's biscuits

    Alan Smith, Managing Director, Gulf and Pakistan, Mondelez International discusses the company's $90 million investment in a Bahraini biscuit plant.Mondelēz International, one of the world's leading…

  • NBF Elham—brings female entrepreneurship to the fore

    National Bank of Fujairah’s (NBF) drive toward understanding customer needs across multiple business segments has resulted in ‘NBF Elham’, a specialised business service for the banking…

  • Building art into a business

    Deepa Bhatia and Rachael Brown commission bespoke art pieces for the commercial and hospitality sector across the region.

    What is Capsule Arts?

    Deepa Bhatia: Capsule…

  • Digital transformation

    The changing digital landscape will help SMEs in the Middle East region to unlock the potential of internet of everything, according to Rabih Dabboussi, General Manager, Cisco UAE.

    Internet…

  • Breathing new life into luxury

    Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla, CEO, Katara Hospitality discusses the reasons behind the success of Qatar’s home-grown hospitality brand.Can you tell me a little about Katara Hospitality’s…

  • The cherry on top

    Patrice Gouty, Managing Director, Utopia explains the running of the Pacha Ibiza Dubai Franchise and how he has strengthened the brand's presence in the country.Opened in November 2014, Pacha Ibiza…

  • Liquidity is key to the Dubai property market

    Damac Group CFO, Adil Taqi discusses the outlook for residential property sales and the cyclicality of the Emirate's property market.

    The Dubai property market, particularly the residential…

  • Supporting success

    Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO, Dubai SME explains the organisation's new SME Hub Passport and its plans to support SMEs going forward.

    Can you please give me an overview of how the SME Hub Passport…

  • Intercoil's plans to expand

    Hassan A. Al-Hazeem, Managing Director, Intercoil International discusses the company’s move to licensing and franchising models to take the company global.

    Intercoil International has…

  • How slipping on oil could mean jumping to success

    Francesca Cornelli, Professor of Finance, London Business School looks at the benefits behind the oil price drop.

    Falling oil prices have led to wide speculation about the possible implications…

  • NBAD targets commercial clients

    Abdulla Al Otaiba, Senior Managing Director and Group Head of Global Retail and Commercial at National Bank of Abu Dhabi, discusses the Bank’s strategy for capturing growth in the internationally…

  • Restoring humanity to leadership

    There is no value in asking yourself “Am I a leader?” Instead, ask “Who am I leading? And where am I going?”With recovery underway in many advanced economies, money is surging…

  • Empowering UAE women

    Nadine Halabi, Manager, Business Development at Dubai Business Women Council and Natasha Jamal, VP – Communications, Middle East and North Africa, MasterCard discuss their Ro’Ya programme.What…

  • Taking local global

    Nick Peel, CEO of Marka and chairman of the joint venture between Marka and Icons discusses the rapid growth of the business and plans for the future of Marka.Tell me about…

  • A pan-GCC stock market is a must, not a mere necessity

    Karim A. Souaid, Founder and Managing Partner of Growthgate Equity Partner looks at the possibilities of a broader stock market in the region.Capital formation in developed and emerging markets alike…

  • Saudisation: the war for talent

    Richard Foulkes, Client Partner at Pedersen & Partners discusses the impact of the Saudisation programme on the Saudi expat and Saudi national workforce.The war for talent in Saudi Arabia is heating…

  • Gulf Capital bridges the financing gap

    Walid Cherif, Managing Director Gulf Credit Partners, Gulf Capital says that there is a huge need for mid-level financing in the MENA region.Alternative investment management company, Gulf Capital,…

  • Up-cycling recycling

    Zaina and Rania Kanaan have combined recycling with CSR to bring a new concept of cycling in the region.What is your business?

    Chari Cycles is our new venture focused on up-cycling…

  • An expert guide to the UK property market

    Select Property Group talks about the benefits and nuances of investing in the UK property market.Everyone in the UAE, the Middle East and around the world is familiar with the UK property market.…

  • Saudi Hollandi understands SME solutions

    Hussam Al-Khayal, General Manager - Corporate Banking, Saudi Hollandi bank discusses the bank's propositions for 2015 and beyond and the future of the Saudi Arabian economy.What…

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