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Xanyar Kamangar: Why the former Deutsche Bank exec's Iran gamble is about to pay off

Xanyar Kamangar: Why the former Deutsche Bank exec's Iran gamble is about to pay off

The banking executive made the bet of his life by giving up a well-paid job in London to set up a finance house to facilitate investment into Iran. Now that the nuclear deal has been signed, Griffon Capital may well be best placed to reap the rewards

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Connecting for growth: peer-to-peer finance

Connecting for growth: peer-to-peer finance

How the likes of Ravi Bhusari, managing director and co-founder of DUPLAYS, has benefitted from innovative peer-to-peer finance solution Beehive, founded by CEO Craig Moore

Man on a mission: Dany Farha

Man on a mission: Dany Farha

Dany Farha, co-founder and CEO of Dubai-based venture capital firm, BECO Capital, talks investment with Tamara Pupic

Playing the long game: Shirish Saraf

Playing the long game: Shirish Saraf

Shirish Saraf, founder and vice chairman of Samena Capital, has assembled a powerhouse list of shareholders to back his asset management ambitions. Now, with a plan to purchase a major stake in merchant bank Kleinwort Benson, he’s convinced that he’s...

A leading light: Genny Ghanimeh

A leading light: Genny Ghanimeh

Genny Ghanimeh, the founder of Pi Slice, looks back at her two-year entrepreneurial journey and shares with Tamara Pupic how her micro-lending platform has already given 200 MENA entrepreneurs an opportunity to make a difference

Unleashing MENA’s entrepreneurial spirit

Unleashing MENA’s entrepreneurial spirit

A quartet of finance and law experts discussed how the region’s entrepreneurs could blossom, focusing on the continuing issue of access to funding, and how to increase the amount of venture capital being invested

Safe as houses: Emirates REIT's Sylvain Vieujot

Safe as houses: Emirates REIT's Sylvain Vieujot

A year after the Emirates REIT initial public offering, executive deputy chairman Sylvain Vieujot says that potential headwinds in the Dubai property market bring more opportunities than challenges

Loan Ranger: Emirates NBD's Shayne Nelson

Loan Ranger: Emirates NBD's Shayne Nelson

A year after taking over as chief executive of local banking giant Emirates NBD, Australia’s Shayne Nelson says he’s ready to take the lender into the next era.

Bob Geldof, the African knight

Bob Geldof, the African knight

Outspoken Irish musician and charity campaigner Sir Bob Geldof reveals how Dubai was the unlikely catalyst for the initial success of Live Aid and why he is leading a $250m private equity fund into Africa, “the safest zone to be in” right now

EFG Hermes: How patience turns to profit

EFG Hermes: How patience turns to profit

Operating through four years of political and economic turmoil in Egypt took its toll on EFG-Hermes, but the investment banking firm - one of the region’s largest, with operations in eight Arab countries - has risen from the instability and a period of...

Exclusive: Bahrain's Arcapita to close several billion dollar deals in the coming weeks

Exclusive: Bahrain's Arcapita to close several billion dollar deals in the coming weeks

The Islamic investment firm faced Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012, but as it moves forward it has big plans afoot. CEO Atif Abdulmalik outlines its strategy and explains how he has been able to turn the business around.

Banking on peace: Bank of Palestine's Hashim Shawa

Banking on peace: Bank of Palestine's Hashim Shawa

The Palestinian economy represents an extraordinary opportunity for investors who can see past the grim headlines, says the chairman of the country’s biggest bank, Hashim Shawa

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Taking the plunge: Shehab Gargash on getting ready to go public

Taking the plunge: Shehab Gargash on getting ready to go public

After a six-year wait, Daman Investments is set to launch an IPO in the first quarter of 2015. It's chairman and founder speaks out about the volatility on local stock markets, the Arabtec fiasco and recent ‘greenfield’ listings


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