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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

Money on the move: UAE Exchange CEO Promoth Manghat
Banking & Finance»

Money on the move: UAE Exchange CEO Promoth Manghat

Saturday, 7 November 2015 1:04 PM

The rising US dollar, global expansion and yet more expats moving to the Gulf are all helping money transfer firm UAE Exchange rally momentous growth, newly appointed CEO Promoth Manghat says

Doctor's orders: Dr Anas Kozbari
Banking & Finance»

Doctor's orders: Dr Anas Kozbari

Friday, 30 October 2015 2:08 AM

Not satisfied with delivering his most recent Dubai project on time, the boss of Invest Group Overseas, Dr Anas Kozbari, has his eyes set on more developments, both at home and abroad.

The Money Maker: Menacorp CEO Fathi Ben Grira
Banking & Finance»

The Money Maker: Menacorp CEO Fathi Ben Grira

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 10:23 AM

Just five years into the job, Fathi Ben Grira has turned Menacorp from an ailing brokerage company into one of the most successful financial services firms in the region. He explains how the company is continuing to develop, why smart investors are making money despite market volatility, and how he is helping boost Abu Dhabi’s profile in New York City.

Committing investment to the UAE
StartUp»

Committing investment to the UAE

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:10 AM

Yousef Hamza, an angel investor and partner at Envestors Mena on how to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE

Salem Bin Dasmal: Why integrity comes first
StartUp»

Salem Bin Dasmal: Why integrity comes first

Sunday, 11 October 2015 10:56 AM

The founder of Silver Spoon Investments, the emirate’s latest restaurant group, explains why F&B excites him more than winning tennis championships or running a family business

KPMG chairman on pushing for more female CEOs, corporate corruption and auditing FIFA’s accounts
Banking & Finance»

KPMG chairman on pushing for more female CEOs, corporate corruption and auditing FIFA’s accounts

Saturday, 10 October 2015 1:12 AM

John Veihmeyer confirms the accountancy firm has launched an internal review of its Swiss business’ handling of the world football governing body’s financial record keeping following several state-led investigations

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair: The UAE's top banker on the road ahead for the sector
Banking & Finance»

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair: The UAE's top banker on the road ahead for the sector

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:29 AM

In an exclusive interview, the chairman of the UAE Banks Federation and CEO of Mashreq Bank, one of the country’s largest private banks, talks candidly about acquisitions, the lack of a savings culture in the UAE, and the challenges that face the lender going forward.

Xanyar Kamangar: Why the former Deutsche Bank exec's Iran gamble is about to pay off
Banking & Finance»

Xanyar Kamangar: Why the former Deutsche Bank exec's Iran gamble is about to pay off

Friday, 31 July 2015 1:25 AM

The banking executive made the bet of his life by giving up a well-paid job in London to set up a finance house to facilitate investment into Iran. Now that the nuclear deal has been signed, Griffon Capital may well be best placed to reap the rewards

Becoming pitch perfect
StartUp»

Becoming pitch perfect

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:24 AM

During their latest visit to the region, representatives of Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups advised local entrepreneurs on how to effectively pitch to investors. Tamara Pupic reports from a workshop held at AstroLabs Dubai

Connecting for growth: peer-to-peer finance
StartUp»

Connecting for growth: peer-to-peer finance

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:23 AM

How the likes of Ravi Bhusari, managing director and co-founder of DUPLAYS, has benefitted from innovative peer-to-peer finance solution Beehive, founded by CEO Craig Moore

Man on a mission: Dany Farha
StartUp»

Man on a mission: Dany Farha

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 2:51 PM

Dany Farha, co-founder and CEO of Dubai-based venture capital firm, BECO Capital, talks investment with Tamara Pupic

Playing the long game: Shirish Saraf
Banking & Finance»

Playing the long game: Shirish Saraf

Friday, 5 June 2015 9:31 AM

Shirish Saraf, founder and vice chairman of Samena Capital, has assembled a powerhouse list of shareholders to back his asset management ambitions. Now, with a plan to purchase a major stake in merchant bank Kleinwort Benson, he’s convinced that he’s found a new niche

A leading light: Genny Ghanimeh
StartUp»

A leading light: Genny Ghanimeh

Sunday, 31 May 2015 9:20 AM

Genny Ghanimeh, the founder of Pi Slice, looks back at her two-year entrepreneurial journey and shares with Tamara Pupic how her micro-lending platform has already given 200 MENA entrepreneurs an opportunity to make a difference

Unleashing MENA’s entrepreneurial spirit
StartUp»

Unleashing MENA’s entrepreneurial spirit

Monday, 27 April 2015 2:08 PM

A quartet of finance and law experts discussed how the region’s entrepreneurs could blossom, focusing on the continuing issue of access to funding, and how to increase the amount of venture capital being invested


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