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"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 giants.

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High Noon: Alabbar's plan to conquer e-commerce

High Noon: Alabbar's plan to conquer e-commerce

Backed by a Saudi sovereign wealth fund, Mohamed Alabbar is set to transform the region’s e-commerce market with the launch of Noon.com. He tells Arabian Business how he plans to conquer and dominate an industry that will be worth $70bn within the next...

Connected: Batelco CEO, Muna Al Hashemi

Connected: Batelco CEO, Muna Al Hashemi

Increased competition and an economic downturn have created a tough playing field for Bahrain’s telcos. But despite the challenges, CEO of the national operator, Batelco, Muna Al Hashemi remains confident about the future.

Tech war: Palo Alto's chairman Mark McLaughlin

Tech war: Palo Alto's chairman Mark McLaughlin

For a listed firm already worth $1.4bn, Palo Alto Networks’ annual growth of nearly 50 percent is astonishing. But so too is the growing threat of cybercrime, its speciality. Chairman Mark McLaughlin reveals the inside strategy for fighting a black market...

Get connected: Avaya Nidal Abou-Ltaif

Get connected: Avaya Nidal Abou-Ltaif

Nidal Abou-Ltaif, president of Avaya International, explains how the telecoms equipment giant is taking on new technology, new challenges and new markets.

Smooth operator: Virgin Mobile's Mikkel Vinter

Smooth operator: Virgin Mobile's Mikkel Vinter

Not everyone in the Middle East welcomes privately-owned telecom operators and perhaps for good reason: in eight years, Virgin Mobile has acquired 2 million customers in just three Arab countries. The man responsible, Mikkel Vinter, reveals his expansion...

From bricks to clicks: Rashid and Salama Alabbar

From bricks to clicks: Rashid and Salama Alabbar

Rashid and Salama Alabbar, the next generation of one of Dubai’s most famous families, are taking their father’s retail legacy and going online, building up a portfolio of fast-growing e-commerce sites. And with a $113m deal with one of the industry’s...

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The secret of Deliveroo’s rapid growth

The secret of Deliveroo’s rapid growth

How has William Shu, founder of Deliveroo, a rare European tech start-up unicorn, conquered the world’s crowded e-cuisine market? Following his short visit to Dubai last month, the Morgan Stanley high-flyer turned entrepreneur talks about food, passion...

Taka solutions on pay-as-you-save model for energy efficiency

Taka solutions on pay-as-you-save model for energy efficiency

This year’s winners of The Venture’s GCC round, Charles Blaschke and Chris Burkhardt of Taka Solutions on why the UAE has proved as a good testing ground for their cutting-edge ideas and technologies

Chasing MENA’s first unicorn

Chasing MENA’s first unicorn

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Cybercrime warrior: Symantec's Michael Brown

Cybercrime warrior: Symantec's Michael Brown

Using the internet is a risk most businesses and individuals take for granted. But as more data is stored online, the world is becoming ever more vulnerable, the head of global internet security firm Symantec, Michael Brown, says

The world according to billionaire Mo Ibrahim

The world according to billionaire Mo Ibrahim

As the founder of the world’s richest cash prize, Sudanese billionaire businessman and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim is unapologetically striving to solve Africa’s governance crisis and clean up business globally — including in the Middle East

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Satya Nadella: the Indian tech geek who has brought Microsoft back to life

Satya Nadella: the Indian tech geek who has brought Microsoft back to life

The world’s largest software company’s comeback under CEO Satya Nadella has turned heads in the industry, as Microsoft changes the rules with its cross-platform systems, cloud computing dominance and the surprise release of its first ever laptop. The...


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Where is Bahrain headed?
The small kingdom is among the most economically vulnerable of the GCC states, with high debt levels, low reserves and slow GDP growth. But it has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy that will help it forge a new path for the future.

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