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The empire strikes back

The empire strikes back

Set up in 1600, The East India Company at its peak employed a third of the British labour force, controlled half of the world’s trade and was the symbol of the British Empire’s global reach. After a 131-year hiatus, Indian businessman Sanjiv Mehta has...

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Behind the scenes of Mall of Qatar

Behind the scenes of Mall of Qatar

The man in charge of putting together one of Doha’s biggest shopping centres, Mall of Qatar, talks trade, tourism and tenants

Interview: Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer on World Cup 2014

Interview: Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer on World Cup 2014

German sportswear giant to sell more than 14 million Brazuca balls

Top of the pops: PepsiCo's Omar Farid

Top of the pops: PepsiCo's Omar Farid

While the Middle East and Africa is one of PepsiCo’s strongest markets globally, regional boss Omar Farid still has his hands full as he works to roll out a series of new products

Mall beginnings: Kareem Shamma

Mall beginnings: Kareem Shamma

By far the largest shopping centre currently under development in Qatar, Doha Festival City is likely to become the country’s first true ‘destination mall’. Kareem Shamma, chief executive of the centre, says the retail market is hotting up nicely

Interview: Axiom Telecom CEO Faisal Al Bannai

Interview: Axiom Telecom CEO Faisal Al Bannai

For Faisal Al Bannai, CEO of Axiom Telecom, adaptability is key to success in a rapidly changing mobile phone sector

Ronaldo Mouchawar: How I created Souq.com

Ronaldo Mouchawar: How I created Souq.com

Meet Ronaldo Mouchawar, who runs the Middle East’s biggest home-grown website. With Souq.com expanding tenfold over the last two years alone, what does the all-conquering e-commerce giant have in store for the future?

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Interview: Saudi Arabia's Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al Hokair

Interview: Saudi Arabia's Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al Hokair

Dubbed ‘the sheikh of Gulf tourism’, Abdul Mohsen Al Hokair has been running hotels and entertainment centres for nearly half a century. In an exclusive interview, the owner of the Al Hokair Group says the firm is ratcheting up its expansion plan in light...

Interview: Palmon's Meher Mirchandani, Chirag Lahori

Interview: Palmon's Meher Mirchandani, Chirag Lahori

One of the UAE’s longest-serving family firms is shifting management to a new generation. Meher Mirchandani and Chirag Lahori talk candidly about their vision for the Palmon Group

Tech talker: Jumbo chief Vishesh Bhatia

Tech talker: Jumbo chief Vishesh Bhatia

Jumbo is one of the UAE’s oldest home-grown brands. Despite its fortunes being linked closely to that of its suppliers, new chief executive Vishesh Bhatia says he has a plan to take the firm into the next decade

Mini Exchange makes big impression

Mini Exchange makes big impression

Sarah Appleton explains why she devised kids’ clothing website Mini Exchange, and how she hopes to help parents solve a long-standing problem

Interview: Masafi CEO Reginald Randall

Interview: Masafi CEO Reginald Randall

Masafi was hit hard by a government ban on exports of ground-sourced water last year. But the CEO of the home-grown brand says the move won’t stop its expansion plans

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