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Tuned in: Arabian Radio Network chief Steve Smith
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Tuned in: Arabian Radio Network chief Steve Smith

Saturday, 28 February 2015 2:14 AM

New channels, apps and investments are all adding up to healthy growth at Arabian Radio Network, says chief operating officer Steve Smith

347 million users, 24 languages and a valuation of $33.5bn
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347 million users, 24 languages and a valuation of $33.5bn

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:01 AM

Co-founder Allen Blue describes the extraordinary rise and rise of Linkedin

From Elite models to La Perla lingerie: Silvio Scaglia's growing fashion empire
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From Elite models to La Perla lingerie: Silvio Scaglia's growing fashion empire

Saturday, 21 February 2015 3:01 AM

The Italian businessman made his billions in the engineering and technology sector but is now hoping that luxury fashion will boost his fortunes in the Middle East

Exclusive: Inside the mind of Omar Alghanim
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Exclusive: Inside the mind of Omar Alghanim

Monday, 16 February 2015 9:29 AM

The scion of the billionaire Kuwaiti trading family and the fifth-generation CEO of conglomerate Alghanim Industries talks power, passion and politics

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The road ahead for Jaguar Land Rover
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The road ahead for Jaguar Land Rover

Saturday, 14 February 2015 9:20 AM

Jaguar Land Rover has had mixed fortunes in the Middle East, but new regional boss Bruce Robertson says the Tata Motors-owned manufacturer is investing heavily in new products and new dealerships

Exclusive: Bahrain's Arcapita to close several billion dollar deals in the coming weeks
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Exclusive: Bahrain's Arcapita to close several billion dollar deals in the coming weeks

Saturday, 14 February 2015 9:19 AM

The Islamic investment firm faced Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012, but as it moves forward it has big plans afoot. CEO Atif Abdulmalik outlines its strategy and explains how he has been able to turn the business around.

Driving loyalty: UrbanBuz interview
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Driving loyalty: UrbanBuz interview

Monday, 9 February 2015 10:29 AM

Mustafa Sadek and Salam Saadeh tell Tamara Pupic why they built the customer loyalty and retention platform, UrbanBuz

Dreaming big: Big On Children interview
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Dreaming big: Big On Children interview

Monday, 9 February 2015 10:26 AM

Managing director Samar Nabulsi, and operations manager Lara Abu Qamar explain how their business is helping entrepreneurs throughout the region

Exclusive Interview: Dubai-based tycoon Sunil Vaswani
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Exclusive Interview: Dubai-based tycoon Sunil Vaswani

Sunday, 8 February 2015 9:09 AM

Topping our annual rich list for the first time ever is Sunil Vaswani with $7.2bn. In a rare interview, the Dubai-based tycoon reveals how he grew his spectacular Stallion Group into one of Africa’s biggest conglomerates.

'We need to come up with more innovative ideas': Retail boss hits out at the region's copycat culture
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'We need to come up with more innovative ideas': Retail boss hits out at the region's copycat culture

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 10:10 AM

Nisreen Shocair, president of Virgin Megastore Middle East, on pushing the envelope, developing new ideas and why retailers need to be constantly looking for original sources of inspiration.

Introducing the women aiming to change the face of investment in the Middle East
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Introducing the women aiming to change the face of investment in the Middle East

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 11:53 AM

Elissa Freiha and Chantalle Dumonceaux are turning the tide with the launch of WOMENA, a Dubai-based women-only angel group

John Sculley: Getting to the core of the former Apple boss
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John Sculley: Getting to the core of the former Apple boss

Monday, 2 February 2015 9:42 AM

The tech giant was unveiled as the most profitable company in history last week. It's former CEO, who help increase sales 1000% during his ten years at the helm, talks about his boardroom battles, the genius that was Steve Jobs and entering the Middle East with his latest smartphone venture, Obi Mobiles.

Making a Marka on the UAE retail scene
Retail»

Making a Marka on the UAE retail scene

Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:53 AM

When it launched on the Dubai Financial Market as a cash-shell in September, investors went crazy for Marka. CEO Nick Peel reveals just how he will turn this retail start-up into a profitable business — by the end of the year — with the help of multiple global brands from Harper’s Bazaar to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Interview: Dr Abdul Aziz Al Horr, CEO of the Qatar Finance and Business Academy
Politics & Economics»

Interview: Dr Abdul Aziz Al Horr, CEO of the Qatar Finance and Business Academy

Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:52 AM

Meet the man helping to change the mindsets of thousands of young Qataris as the oil-rich country strives to educate itself and end an era of complacency — before it is too late.

Introducing King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, the world's youngest reigning monarch
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Introducing King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, the world's youngest reigning monarch

Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:51 AM

While his mates were outside playing, as a child King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV was learning how to rule the Ugandan kingdom of Toro. Now 22, he is in the UAE to help boost the economic security of the more than 1.5 million people under his rule.

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    Lightning strikes Emirates flight above Glasgow Airport

    My husband and I were also on the flight near the right wing. It was very frightening for passengers and crew but the pilot is to be commended for keeping... more

    Friday, 27 February 2015 8:38 PM - Angele Lindsay
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    Should the Gulf introduce VAT?

    Almost certainly it would make good sense to introduce VAT pilot scheme on luxury goods, on the basis that those who can afford to buy them in the first... more

    Saturday, 28 February 2015 2:32 AM - Red Snappa
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    Google and in5 present online tools to SMEs

    wow. only 18% of the businesses online? That's lot of room to grow for online entrepreneurs :D
    I wonder what tools Google is going to provide. They... more

    Saturday, 28 February 2015 2:32 AM - millo lailang