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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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
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