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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

Behind the scenes of Msheireb Downtown
Property»

Behind the scenes of Msheireb Downtown

Friday, 22 August 2014 1:55 AM

Doha’s ambitious plan to completely redevelop the historical centre of the city is gathering pace. The man in charge of the masterplan, Msheireb Properties chief executive Abdulla Al Mehshadi explains all

Revealed: how to sell your car in 30 minutes
Technology»

Revealed: how to sell your car in 30 minutes

Friday, 22 August 2014 1:54 AM

The UAE’s second-hand car industry is worth over $2.5bn but remains a nightmare to navigate. Serial entrepreneur Saygin Yalcin’s latest venture, SellAnyCar.com, is threatening to completely revamp the sector

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Lighting the way: Eros chief Deepak Babani
Technology»

Lighting the way: Eros chief Deepak Babani

Saturday, 9 August 2014 1:54 AM

Half of all televisions and mobile phones sold in the UAE make their way to the shelves via the Eros Group. Chief executive Deepak Babani explains how he has managed to stay ahead of a rapidly evolving market and what he thinks will drive the group over the next ten years

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Turning the tide in Gaza
Politics & Economics»

Turning the tide in Gaza

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:24 AM

Israel may have demonstrated overwhelming military power against the population of Gaza over the last month, but it faces an increasingly tough battle against the rapidly growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Palestine-based BDS movement, explains how the tide of global opinion is changing

The Daily Grind: Coffee Planet
StartUp»

The Daily Grind: Coffee Planet

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 2:21 PM

Robert Jones, managing director of Coffee Planet, explains how he helped build the company and what it takes to thrive in such a competitive marketplace

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Interview: flydubai's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith
Transport»

Interview: flydubai's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 7:40 PM

New destinations, new aircraft and new services are all in the pipeline for one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, flydubai

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Living the dream: Jean-Marc Jacot
Lifestyle»

Living the dream: Jean-Marc Jacot

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 7:39 PM

The chief executive of top Swiss watch brand Parmigiani Fleurier says he has never done a day’s work in his life. But with the company’s turnover and sales increasing rapidly, many would disagree

French resistance: Jean-Claude Trichet
Banking & Finance»

French resistance: Jean-Claude Trichet

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 7:38 PM

France’s Jean-Claude Trichet is one of Europe’s most experienced bankers, having led the European Central Bank through the midst of the financial crisis from 2003 to 2011. While he doesn’t believe we are out of the worst of it yet, he is quick to defend the Euro currency from its many detractors

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Behind the scenes of Mall of Qatar
Retail»

Behind the scenes of Mall of Qatar

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 7:38 PM

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

Interview: Marketing maestro Gaurav Sinha
StartUp»

Interview: Marketing maestro Gaurav Sinha

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:00 PM

The founder of Insignia discusses entrepreneurship, creativity, and how he’s improving the travel sector.

Why Sirine Hallak is singularly stylish
StartUp»

Why Sirine Hallak is singularly stylish

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:59 AM

Dubai-based fashion and interior designer Sirine Hallak on treading the thin line between stylish and strange.

Raging bull: Tonino Lamborghini CEO
Lifestyle»

Raging bull: Tonino Lamborghini CEO

Saturday, 12 July 2014 10:48 AM

With CEO Gianluca Filippi on board, Tonino Lamborghini is planning to take over the luxury world of hotels and “techno-luxury” smartphones

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French connection: Air France-KLM chairman
Transport»

French connection: Air France-KLM chairman

Saturday, 12 July 2014 10:47 AM

Air France-KLM is midway through a cost-cutting programme that aims to fast-track what was once the world’s biggest airline back to profit. Chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac explains how the plan is working, what the carrier is doing to revamp its premium offering, and addresses the long-running dispute with the Gulf carriers

Cold comfort: Sheikh Mohammed Al Rahbani
Interviews»

Cold comfort: Sheikh Mohammed Al Rahbani

Friday, 11 July 2014 1:53 AM

As Saudi Arabia wilts under increasing demand for electricity, the products manufactured by SAFID are becoming ever more important. In a rare interview, Sheikh Mohammed Al Rahbani, SAFID’s chairman, talks about why his company is making a difference in the kingdom


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    Smoke-free Dubai - the big debate

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    Saudi Arabia said to shelve plan for shorter working week

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