Jan Bladen, the former executive advisor and programme lead to the Abu Dhabi Global Market, and founding COO of the Dubai Financial Services Authority, examines the challenges faced by CEOs in the Middle East including cultural barriers, talent shortages and corporate governance
Controversial changes to property planning legislation in the UK were recently overturned by the High Court in a ruling that could see Gulf developers billed millions more in fees. We speak to experts about the potential impact on the Arab obsession with luxury London property
An unprecedented number of free trade agreements are being signed globally, but the GCC remains far behind. With the decline in oil revenues, the emphasis on closer economic ties could become more urgent
Once the region’s trendsetter, Bahrain has been falling behind its Gulf neighbours on numerous counts, as it struggles to recover from a domino effect of the economic downturn, political unrest and lower oil prices. But is the island kingdom really down and out?
As other countries push ahead with their plans for conventional nuclear power, Saudi Arabia has been left behind. But the fall of the oil price and rocketing domestic energy demand means that the time has come for the kingdom to decide its nuclear future.