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How DIFC Courts has helped connect the UAE's legal system

How DIFC Courts has helped connect the UAE's legal system

Co-chief executive and general registrar Mark Beer, OBE is determined that DIFC Courts will set international standards for commercial litigation, especially technological advances.

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Exclusive: Kuwait’s Deputy PM defends country’s attempts to address budget deficits

Exclusive: Kuwait’s Deputy PM defends country’s attempts to address budget deficits

Finance Minister, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, reveals his most detailed reform plan to date

"He was my hero," Ayman Hariri on his late father

In a rare interview, Ayman Hariri reveals the raw grief he still experiences 12 years after the assassination of his father, former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, and the lessons he learnt that have inspired him to take on formidable social media...

A tale of two (smart) cities

A tale of two (smart) cities

Singapore’s outgoing ambassador to the UAE says the countries have much in common

Legislating Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 transformation

Legislating Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 transformation

As Saudi Arabia finds its way through an historic economic and social revolution, legal expertise is in high demand. Already at the forefront of aiding the kingdom, the head of White & Case’s Saudi practice, Doug Peel, discusses privatisation, nationalisation...

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Why did I lose? Reflections of a former UK chancellor

Why did I lose? Reflections of a former UK chancellor

Former British chancellor and touted prime ministerial candidate, George Osborne is using his newfound time on the backbench to research why the ‘Remain’ campaign lost the Brexit vote amid a wave of populist nationalism

Istanbul vies for lucrative crown of international financial centre

Istanbul vies for lucrative crown of international financial centre

Its growth over the past decade has been enviable but is it enough to make Istanbul an international financial centre? The billionaire construction magnate responsible for building the dream, Ali Agaoglu, has no doubt.

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Behzad Golkar: Making the case for investing in Iranian capital markets

Behzad Golkar: Making the case for investing in Iranian capital markets

As CEO of one of Iran’s biggest financial institutions with plans to launch equity funds and a new investment bank, Behzad Golkar is part of efforts to make the country’s capital markets more accessible to foreign investors. This is no easy task, he says...

Sporting chance: Qatar 2022 advisor Mushtaq Al Waeli

Sporting chance: Qatar 2022 advisor Mushtaq Al Waeli

Mushtaq Al Waeli, an advisor to Qatar’s World Cup planning committee and executive director of the Josoor Institute, explains why the country is paying more than just lip service to sports management

Can Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone compete?

Can Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone compete?

Cities across the Gulf are creating financial centres to propel themselves onto the international stage, raising the question of which will survive. But a senior official at the newest, Abu Dhabi Global Market, insists it will prove to be stiff competition...

What makes Sir Martin Sorrell tick?

What makes Sir Martin Sorrell tick?

The world’s most influential ad man, Sir Martin Sorrell, says the global economy is stuck in a ‘Slough of Despond’. Are there any reasons at all to be positive about the rest of 2016?

Safe as houses: Sheikh Saeed Obaid Al Maktoum

Safe as houses: Sheikh Saeed Obaid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Saeed Obaid Al Maktoum, chairman of AJSM Investments, explains how his family firm managed to double its revenues last year, despite the difficult economic circumstances

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Middle Eastern governments don't care about entrepreneurs, says Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Middle Eastern governments don't care about entrepreneurs, says Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Having blazed a trail for a new breed of tech-savvy art collectors in the Middle East, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is celebrating the sixth anniversary of The Barjeel Art Foundation this month. He talks with StartUp about social media, Arab artists, family...

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