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A guide to the Small Case Tribunal process at DIFC Courts
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A guide to the Small Case Tribunal process at DIFC Courts

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:12 AM

Amna Sultan Al Owais, deputy registrar at the DIFC Courts and deputy chief executive of the Dispute Resolution Authority, and Natasha Bakirci, assistant registrar at the DIFC Courts, guide us through the SCT process

A test of patience: Setting up shop in Oman
StartUp»

A test of patience: Setting up shop in Oman

Monday, 26 September 2016 1:39 PM

Tamara Pupic analyses why it takes a lot of patience, persistence and perseverance to grow a start-up into a successful business in Oman

Istanbul vies for lucrative crown of international financial centre
Politics & Economics»

Istanbul vies for lucrative crown of international financial centre

Sunday, 25 September 2016 2:52 PM

Its growth over the past decade has been enviable but is it enough to make Istanbul an international financial centre? The billionaire construction magnate responsible for building the dream, Ali Agaoglu, has no doubt.

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Petrolling the world: Sharjah's Gulf Petrochem
Energy»

Petrolling the world: Sharjah's Gulf Petrochem

Saturday, 24 September 2016 12:59 AM

Sharjah-based Gulf Petrochem has ballooned into a $2.5bn oil conglomerate in less than 20 years. Co-founder Sudhir Goyel reveals why the UAE is no longer the centre-of-attention, as global plans take hold

Sipping success: Nobel Peace Prize honouree Merrill Fernando
Retail»

Sipping success: Nobel Peace Prize honouree Merrill Fernando

Friday, 23 September 2016 12:29 AM

Nobel Peace Prize honouree Merrill Fernando, 86, has fought colonialists, retailers and even consumers to bring Dilmah tea to the world. While he remains frustrated with multinationals 'destroying' quality and integrity in FMCG, he says a shift in the industry is brewing

Harnessing the power of user entrepreneurship in the UAE
StartUp»

Harnessing the power of user entrepreneurship in the UAE

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 4:03 PM

Manar Al Hinai, an award-winning Emirati writer and entrepreneur, talks to Khadija Lajam, founder of Chateau De Sable, to learn many interesting facts about her homegrown children’s wear boutique, including how customers in the GCC differ from the rest of the world.

Q&A with Khawlah Madoudi of Deerasa
StartUp»

Q&A with Khawlah Madoudi of Deerasa

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 4:01 PM

Young Saudi entrepreneur Khawlah Madoudi presents Deerasa, a software company helping start-up founders build winning business plans

Dubai After Dark: Cavalli Club, Restaurant and Lounge
Lifestyle»

Dubai After Dark: Cavalli Club, Restaurant and Lounge

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 4:10 PM

Cavalli Club General Manager Hayan Abou Assali says million dollar bills and private jet requests are just a few of the things happening at Dubai’s oldest fashion branded club when the lights go out

The entrepreneurial spirit of Ludovic Loffreda, CEO of LPL Group
Business»

The entrepreneurial spirit of Ludovic Loffreda, CEO of LPL Group

Monday, 19 September 2016 9:30 AM

CEO of LPL Group Ludovic Loffreda believes that successful leaders need to love their job, and go to work with passion

Vita Coco CEO Giles Brook, on the business of coconuts
Business»

Vita Coco CEO Giles Brook, on the business of coconuts

Sunday, 18 September 2016 5:13 PM

Coconut water is big business. The industry is valued at US$2 billion, and by far the largest player in it is Vita Coco – which cracks over 2 million coconuts a day. With over 50 percent market share and a US$420 million turnover, we asked European CEO Giles Brook what makes it unique

Back in the black: Mark Robinson
Banking & Finance»

Back in the black: Mark Robinson

Saturday, 17 September 2016 8:05 AM

Mark Robinson inherited one of the toughest jobs in the UAE banking sector when he took over as chief executive of Commercial Bank International in 2014. But after a difficult year, his strategies are starting to bear fruit

The storyteller: Blue Apple's Vishal Anand
Business»

The storyteller: Blue Apple's Vishal Anand

Friday, 16 September 2016 12:17 AM

Vishal Anand, CEO of communications agency Blue Apple, believes that dedication – as well as the ability to put it all on the line – is what makes leaders stand out.

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Giuseppe Santoni: In search of perfection
Business»

Giuseppe Santoni: In search of perfection

Thursday, 15 September 2016 5:05 PM

As CEO of Santoni shoes, one of the world's finest purveyors of luxury footwear, Guiseppe Santoni knows that running a business is about one thing; passion and lots of it.

5-minute interview: Abdulla Al Gurg, Esag Group
Business»

5-minute interview: Abdulla Al Gurg, Esag Group

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:11 AM

Abdulla Al Gurg: General Manager at Esag Group LLC

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New era for project Shaikhani in Dubai
Property»

New era for project Shaikhani in Dubai

Sunday, 11 September 2016 10:12 AM

After braving the global property crisis in Dubai, Shaikhani Group is re-emerging with a plan to invest almost $1bn into new and existing real estate projects


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