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Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber
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Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber

Saturday, 20 September 2014 1:35 AM

Jim Barber has spent 29 years with UPS. Climbing the ladder, from delivery man right up to company executive, he has spent his life driving the growth of the global logistics and delivery group. Now his focus is turning toward the GCC, where he believes the company has real growth prospects

Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst
Property»

Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst

Saturday, 20 September 2014 1:35 AM

The Heart of Europe is destined to become the first permanent development at the all-but-abandoned archipelago of islands off the coast of Dubai called The World. The CEO of Kleindienst Group, Josef Kleindienst, is urging others to restart their projects amid concerns the original vision is fading. But he insists he will succeed with or without them

Let me entertain you: Pragma's Joe Tabet
Travel & Hospitality»

Let me entertain you: Pragma's Joe Tabet

Friday, 19 September 2014 1:47 AM

Pragma Group’s deal with Italian designer Roberto Cavalli to operate branded cafes, clubs and hotels around the world put the Lebanese firm on the map, but there is a lot more to the company than meets the eye. Chairman Joe Tabet reveals how it is on target to become a billion-dollar company and why it plans to launch an IPO in the next few years

Interview: Willie Walsh
Transport»

Interview: Willie Walsh

Saturday, 13 September 2014 1:51 AM

Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words

Interview: General Electric's Nabil Habayeb
Energy»

Interview: General Electric's Nabil Habayeb

Friday, 12 September 2014 1:56 AM

General Electric’s man in the region, Nabil Habayeb, discusses the giant US manufacturer’s role in helping local countries build up not only their infrastructure but their workforces as well

UAE to become a hub for scrapping of old aircraft
Transport»

UAE to become a hub for scrapping of old aircraft

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 11:20 AM

Nearly 50 airplanes have been left abandoned and will be dismantled by Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

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Leading by example: Tharawat interview
StartUp»

Leading by example: Tharawat interview

Monday, 8 September 2014 1:32 PM

Farida El Agamy of Tharawat Family Business Forum explains how the business network helps companies to learn from each other

A feast of photography: Lumitrix interview
StartUp»

A feast of photography: Lumitrix interview

Monday, 8 September 2014 1:32 PM

Since launching online photography gallery Lumitrix, Cara Connell has not only helped raise the profiles of numerous photographers across the world, but also raise the standard of home decoration across the UAE

The woman aiming to help 75% of Emiratis own their own home by 2021
Construction»

The woman aiming to help 75% of Emiratis own their own home by 2021

Monday, 8 September 2014 11:20 AM

Zahra Al Aboodi, UAE Ministry of Public Works undersecretary on developing the country's long-term social housing policy

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Brick by brick: Danube's Rizwan Sajan
Property»

Brick by brick: Danube's Rizwan Sajan

Friday, 5 September 2014 10:28 AM

Barely a property in Dubai has been developed without building supplies from Danube, now the undisputed market leader. Its founder and chairman, Rizwan Sajan, explains how the firm outlasted the real estate crash to double profits this year

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Positive change: Interview with Raja Al Gurg
StartUp»

Positive change: Interview with Raja Al Gurg

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:23 AM

Raja Al Gurg is one of the UAE’s most successful and best known business women. She spoke to StartUp to explain how her work with the Dubai Business Women’s council is helping to develop the role of female entrepreneurs in the region, and why encouragement is the key

Tasweek: preparing to go public
Property»

Tasweek: preparing to go public

Saturday, 30 August 2014 1:39 AM

Masood Al Awar made his name as the first real estate agent to sell freehold property in Dubai and later this year he is hoping to break the mould again with Tasweek’s ambitious multi-million-dollar listing

Interview: Staywell Hospitality chief Simon Wan
Travel & Hospitality»

Interview: Staywell Hospitality chief Simon Wan

Friday, 29 August 2014 10:13 AM

Simon Wan is planning to expand StayWell Hospitality to 100 properties worldwide. Many of those are likely to be based in the Middle East.

Facebook: One billion friends and counting...
Technology»

Facebook: One billion friends and counting...

Friday, 29 August 2014 10:12 AM

Facebook is taking over the world, one ‘like’ at a time. The woman who oversees the tech giant’s operations on three continents, Nicola Mendelsohn, talks power, prospects and privacy

The insider: Sameer Al Ansari
Banking & Finance»

The insider: Sameer Al Ansari

Sunday, 24 August 2014 2:10 PM

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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