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Liquid lining: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Group CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud

Liquid lining: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Group CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank is performing better than its peers as the finance sector battles challenging economic conditions. But its Group CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud warns the country is stuck in a credit crunch as cautious lenders pull the plug on clients.

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The real deal: Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed

The real deal: Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed

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One of the UAE’s brightest home-grown success stories is set to see huge growth this year thanks to a recent acquisition. The chairman of payments processing giant Network International, Abdulla Qassem, explains why operating in one of the world’s fastest...

Risky business: Lloyd’s of London's John Nelson

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For more than three centuries, Lloyd’s of London has been at the forefront of minimising risk while simultaneously earning billions of dollars annually from underwriting it. Chairman John Nelson explains why the Middle East is one of the historic institution...

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The chairman of the UAE’s Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development is working to encourage more Emiratis to start their own businesses despite low liquidity and other challenges. But, he warns, too many are choosing the easy option, proposing yet more...

Qatar's First Bank CEO Ziad Makkawi

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Emirati lawyer Essam Al Tamimi explains why much of the UAE’s legislation, which is nearly half-a-century old, is in need of revision

Emirati lawyer Essam Al Tamimi explains why much of the UAE’s legislation, which is nearly half-a-century old, is in need of revision

The founder of the largest law firm in the Middle East is working to refresh antiquated laws and build up the indigenous legal workforce in the UAE to ensure the country remains a strong centre for domestic and international business

Money on the move: UAE Exchange CEO Promoth Manghat

Money on the move: UAE Exchange CEO Promoth Manghat

The rising US dollar, global expansion and yet more expats moving to the Gulf are all helping money transfer firm UAE Exchange rally momentous growth, newly appointed CEO Promoth Manghat says

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