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"He was my hero," Ayman Hariri on his late father

Sunday, 26 February 2017 9:34 AM

In a rare interview, Ayman Hariri reveals the raw grief he still experiences 12 years after the assassination of his father, former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, and the lessons he learnt that have inspired him to take on formidable social media giants.

A tale of two (smart) cities
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A tale of two (smart) cities

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 3:40 PM

Singapore’s outgoing ambassador to the UAE says the countries have much in common

Legislating Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 transformation
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Legislating Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 transformation

Friday, 27 January 2017 1:25 AM

As Saudi Arabia finds its way through an historic economic and social revolution, legal expertise is in high demand. Already at the forefront of aiding the kingdom, the head of White & Case’s Saudi practice, Doug Peel, discusses privatisation, nationalisation of the workforce and how to solve the housing crisis

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Why did I lose? Reflections of a former UK chancellor
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Why did I lose? Reflections of a former UK chancellor

Friday, 9 December 2016 12:59 AM

Former British chancellor and touted prime ministerial candidate, George Osborne is using his newfound time on the backbench to research why the ‘Remain’ campaign lost the Brexit vote amid a wave of populist nationalism

The money man: IMF's Masood Ahmed
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The money man: IMF's Masood Ahmed

Friday, 28 October 2016 12:18 AM

As the International Monetary Fund director for the Middle East and Central Asia for eight years, Masood Ahmed has experienced just about every economic rollercoaster turn possible. Days before retiring, he discusses oil, conflict and jobs

Istanbul vies for lucrative crown of international financial centre
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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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Behzad Golkar: Making the case for investing in Iranian capital markets
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Behzad Golkar: Making the case for investing in Iranian capital markets

Sunday, 3 July 2016 3:14 PM

As CEO of one of Iran’s biggest financial institutions with plans to launch equity funds and a new investment bank, Behzad Golkar is part of efforts to make the country’s capital markets more accessible to foreign investors. This is no easy task, he says.

Sporting chance: Qatar 2022 advisor Mushtaq Al Waeli
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Sporting chance: Qatar 2022 advisor Mushtaq Al Waeli

Friday, 27 May 2016 2:48 AM

Mushtaq Al Waeli, an advisor to Qatar’s World Cup planning committee and executive director of the Josoor Institute, explains why the country is paying more than just lip service to sports management

Can Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone compete?
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Can Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone compete?

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:34 AM

Cities across the Gulf are creating financial centres to propel themselves onto the international stage, raising the question of which will survive. But a senior official at the newest, Abu Dhabi Global Market, insists it will prove to be stiff competition

What makes Sir Martin Sorrell tick?
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What makes Sir Martin Sorrell tick?

Friday, 18 March 2016 1:06 AM

The world’s most influential ad man, Sir Martin Sorrell, says the global economy is stuck in a ‘Slough of Despond’. Are there any reasons at all to be positive about the rest of 2016?

Safe as houses: Sheikh Saeed Obaid Al Maktoum
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Safe as houses: Sheikh Saeed Obaid Al Maktoum

Friday, 4 March 2016 1:24 AM

Sheikh Saeed Obaid Al Maktoum, chairman of AJSM Investments, explains how his family firm managed to double its revenues last year, despite the difficult economic circumstances

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Middle Eastern governments don't care about entrepreneurs, says Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi
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Middle Eastern governments don't care about entrepreneurs, says Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Monday, 1 February 2016 10:40 AM

Having blazed a trail for a new breed of tech-savvy art collectors in the Middle East, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is celebrating the sixth anniversary of The Barjeel Art Foundation this month. He talks with StartUp about social media, Arab artists, family businesses, entrepreneurship, and much more.

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Emirati lawyer Essam Al Tamimi explains why much of the UAE’s legislation, which is nearly half-a-century old, is in need of revision
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Emirati lawyer Essam Al Tamimi explains why much of the UAE’s legislation, which is nearly half-a-century old, is in need of revision

Friday, 11 December 2015 3:36 AM

The founder of the largest law firm in the Middle East is working to refresh antiquated laws and build up the indigenous legal workforce in the UAE to ensure the country remains a strong centre for domestic and international business

Dubai's Princess Haya on the real reasons behind the rising cost of modern healthcare
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Dubai's Princess Haya on the real reasons behind the rising cost of modern healthcare

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:48 AM

Dubai Healthcare City Authority chairperson says the industry needs to look at the bigger picture as it is not simply a result of the dramatic rise in the number of older people over the last half century

Mohammed Al Mubarak: Abu Dhabi tourism chief on how the emirate can develop
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Mohammed Al Mubarak: Abu Dhabi tourism chief on how the emirate can develop "a much stronger connection" with Dubai

Friday, 9 October 2015 1:18 AM

From tourism to property, and from film to education, Mohammed Al Mubarak heads up some of Abu Dhabi’s most important entities. In an exclusive interview with Arabian Business, the man behind the rapid development of Yas Island explains why the UAE capital has no plans to slow its ambitious growth agenda


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