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The insider: Sameer Al Ansari

The insider: Sameer Al Ansari

Sameer Al Ansari is one of few people to have seen the rise, fall and rebirth of Dubai from an insider’s perspective. In an exclusive interview, the former head of Dubai International Capital describes how the crash happened and whether anything has really changed as a result

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Interview: BLME's Humphrey Percy

Interview: BLME's Humphrey Percy

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Kuwait's Al Kharafi on plans for the family empire

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Rags to riches

Asgar Patel arrived in the UAE in his 20s. After years of building up new businesses, the globe-trotting Indian still sees Dubai as his base — but says that Thailand is the land of opportunity

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