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How Saudi Arabia is building the city of the future
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How Saudi Arabia is building the city of the future

Friday, 3 July 2015 1:37 AM

A decade after the world’s most expensive real estate project was announced, King Abdullah Economic City has completed many of its key components. Chief executive Fahd Al Rasheed explains why tourism, education and entrepreneurship are now his biggest focus

Helal Almarri: The Dubai tourism boss on delivering 20m visitors and building 160,000 new hotel rooms
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Helal Almarri: The Dubai tourism boss on delivering 20m visitors and building 160,000 new hotel rooms

Friday, 19 June 2015 1:36 AM

Dubai is on course to attract 20 million visitors a year to the emirate by the year 2020. It is no easy feat, with more hotel rooms needed and enough attractions to sustain tourists from a wide variety of markets. But the man implementing the plans, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) director general Helal Almarri, says everything is on track for success

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Putting Saudi women first: Glowork's Khalid Alkhudair
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Putting Saudi women first: Glowork's Khalid Alkhudair

Friday, 5 June 2015 9:30 AM

Khalid Alkhudair gave up everything to create what at the time was considered unthinkable – a recruitment company for Saudi women. Four years on, the founder of Glowork is hoping to tap a hugely lucrative market to build a $1bn company

Arabian Business Interview with Arjen Radder
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Arabian Business Interview with Arjen Radder

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 5:45 PM

Arjen Radder, CEO of Philips Middle East and Turkey, outlines the challenges of the healthcare sector in the MENA region

One-to-one: Dubai’s deputy leader gives a rare interview
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One-to-one: Dubai’s deputy leader gives a rare interview

Monday, 25 May 2015 10:04 AM

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum: UAE Finance Minister and one of the world's top thoroughbred owners and breeders

India’s National Stock Exchange continues to revolutionise the equities sector
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India’s National Stock Exchange continues to revolutionise the equities sector

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:05 AM

Chitra Ramakrishna leads one of the world’s most dominant stock markets, India’s National Stock Exchange, with a market capitalisation of nearly $1.6tr

Why India is now ‘the most exciting wealth creation opportunity on the planet’
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Why India is now ‘the most exciting wealth creation opportunity on the planet’

Sunday, 10 May 2015 9:59 AM

It has lingered as the third-largest Asian economy since economic liberalisation nearly 25 years ago, but now Narendra Modi’s pro-business government is pushing hard to propel India to new global heights.

You may not have heard of Djibouti, but it's about to launch itself on the global stage in a big way
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You may not have heard of Djibouti, but it's about to launch itself on the global stage in a big way

Friday, 20 March 2015 2:31 AM

The diminutive state, a stone’s throw across the Gulf of Aden, is developing both its infrastructure and economy at a rate comparative to the UAE and Qatar. Finance Minister Ilyas Dawaleh explains how he plans to double GDP within three years, overtaking most of Africa

Interview: Dr Abdul Aziz Al Horr, CEO of the Qatar Finance and Business Academy
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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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Making sense of Sharjah: Hussain Al Mahmoudi
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Making sense of Sharjah: Hussain Al Mahmoudi

Friday, 23 January 2015 3:10 AM

The UAE’s third-largest emirate has trod its own path, focusing on Islamic culture and diversifying its economy. It’s an approach that has paid off, argues the director general of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Hussain Al Mahmoudi

Banking on peace: Bank of Palestine's Hashim Shawa
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Banking on peace: Bank of Palestine's Hashim Shawa

Friday, 23 January 2015 3:10 AM

The Palestinian economy represents an extraordinary opportunity for investors who can see past the grim headlines, says the chairman of the country’s biggest bank, Hashim Shawa

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Focus: Why youth unemployment is an even bigger threat to the region than ISIL
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Focus: Why youth unemployment is an even bigger threat to the region than ISIL

Friday, 28 November 2014 1:11 AM

Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi got his early training as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force of Oman and recently was unveiled as the new executive chairman of Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp

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Tunisia: Access all areas
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Tunisia: Access all areas

Friday, 26 September 2014 10:23 AM

Tunisia has some of the most varied and attractive sights of any country in the Middle East. The country’s first female tourism minister, Amel Karboul, is focused on getting visitors back to the nation after a short period of instability

Trading places: Dubai Chamber chief Hamad Buamim
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Trading places: Dubai Chamber chief Hamad Buamim

Friday, 26 September 2014 10:22 AM

Dubai Chamber president and chief executive Hamad Buamim, who represents the interests of the private sector in the emirate, explains why Africa is so vital to Dubai’s trading interests, how the bid to become the capital of the Islamic economy is shaping up, and why he believes that there’s no need to worry about the property market


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