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Risky business: Lloyd’s of London's John Nelson
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Risky business: Lloyd’s of London's John Nelson

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:34 AM

For more than three centuries, Lloyd’s of London has been at the forefront of minimising risk while simultaneously earning billions of dollars annually from underwriting it. Chairman John Nelson explains why the Middle East is one of the historic institution’s new frontiers

Mining success: Daniel McGowan
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Mining success: Daniel McGowan

Saturday, 9 April 2016 12:15 AM

In just four years, Daniel McGowan has amassed $500m worth of assets under management via his start-up Centaur Group Holdings. The CEO outlines how the company will use investment in innovative products to reach more than $3bn next year

Fuelling the start-up engine
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Fuelling the start-up engine

Saturday, 2 April 2016 6:13 PM

The chairman of the UAE’s Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development is working to encourage more Emiratis to start their own businesses despite low liquidity and other challenges. But, he warns, too many are choosing the easy option, proposing yet more coffee shops, nail bars and gyms.

Finding Africa's diamond in the rough
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Finding Africa's diamond in the rough

Saturday, 2 April 2016 6:13 PM

There is much chatter about investing in Africa these days but navigating one of the world’s newest business environments is no easy task. Robert Hersov, founder of the exclusive networking club Invest Africa, says he is the man to bridge the links.

Qatar's First Bank CEO Ziad Makkawi
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Qatar's First Bank CEO Ziad Makkawi

Friday, 19 February 2016 1:13 AM

Seven years after launching when the rest of the world’s financial institutions were grappling with the fallout of the biggest financial collapse this century, Qatar First Bank’s new CEO Ziad Makkawi is preparing to list the firm as he repositions it as a private investment bank

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


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