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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.

Qatar building big businesses from small ideas
Banking & Finance»

Qatar building big businesses from small ideas

Sunday, 19 February 2017 4:35 PM

Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa argues access to finance remains one of the largest barriers to SME growth in the region

Market maker: Qatar Exchange CEO Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori
Markets»

Market maker: Qatar Exchange CEO Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori

Friday, 27 January 2017 1:24 AM

As Gulf bourses mature, Qatar Stock Exchange is working to attract foreign listings and boost liquidity. CEO Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori discusses his efforts to grow the market, including by encouraging Qatar’s numerous, but reluctant, family businesses to go public

Sizing up Sharjah: Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal
Banking & Finance»

Sizing up Sharjah: Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal

Saturday, 17 December 2016 1:02 AM

Often cast into the shadows of Dubai, the neighbouring emirate is pushing back with plans to develop industries as vast as healthcare, media, logistics and tourism. The CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, is honest about the drawbacks but persuasive in his argument that Sharjah is on the rise

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Going public: tycoon BR Shetty
Healthcare»

Going public: tycoon BR Shetty

Friday, 9 December 2016 12:59 AM

Indian-born BR Shetty turned the meagre $7 with which he arrived in the UAE in the 1970s into a personal fortune estimated at $1bn. In a rare interview, he tells Arabian Business about new plans for the businesses that made him rich - NMC Health and UAE Exchange - revealing little sign of slowing down at 70 years of age

Liquid lining: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Group CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud
Banking & Finance»

Liquid lining: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Group CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud

Saturday, 12 November 2016 2:43 PM

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank is performing better than its peers as the finance sector battles challenging economic conditions. But its Group CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud warns the country is stuck in a credit crunch as cautious lenders pull the plug on clients.

The money man: IMF's Masood Ahmed
Politics & Economics»

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

The private banking environment is very competitive, says LGT's Peter Schaer
Banking & Finance»

The private banking environment is very competitive, says LGT's Peter Schaer

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 4:18 PM

Sponsored content: Despite overbanking, Peter Schaer, a longstanding expert on private banking in the Middle East, still sees growth potential

The real deal: Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed
Banking & Finance»

The real deal: Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed

Monday, 3 October 2016 10:51 AM

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed is stepping out from the shadow of his famous father with a rapidly growing holding company and a diverse array of new investments. In a rare interview, the founder of KBW Investments talks deal-making, money and motivation.

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Back in the black: Mark Robinson
Banking & Finance»

Back in the black: Mark Robinson

Saturday, 17 September 2016 8:05 AM

Mark Robinson inherited one of the toughest jobs in the UAE banking sector when he took over as chief executive of Commercial Bank International in 2014. But after a difficult year, his strategies are starting to bear fruit

The calm amid the storm: Patrick Odier
Banking & Finance»

The calm amid the storm: Patrick Odier

Friday, 15 July 2016 12:35 AM

Steeped in two centuries of experience, Swiss private bank Lombard Odier is growing its Middle East client base as economic uncertainty ripples through the region. Sixth generation helmsman Patrick Odier urges investors to diversify their portfolios to shrewdly manage risk.

United we stand: How to enhance cooperation between Palestine and UAE entrepreneurs
StartUp»

United we stand: How to enhance cooperation between Palestine and UAE entrepreneurs

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 3:17 PM

SPONSORED CONTENT: Padico’s CEO Samir Hulileh talks to Arabian Business Start Up about how to enhance cooperation between Palestine- and UAE-based entrepreneurs.

A growing business: Compareit4me
StartUp»

A growing business: Compareit4me

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 3:54 PM

Jon Richards, CEO at compareit4me, shares some of the secrets of how to lead a business that is on an upward path.

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Upwardly mobile: Network Int'l chief Abdulla Qassem
Banking & Finance»

Upwardly mobile: Network Int'l chief Abdulla Qassem

Saturday, 14 May 2016 12:14 AM

One of the UAE’s brightest home-grown success stories is set to see huge growth this year thanks to a recent acquisition. The chairman of payments processing giant Network International, Abdulla Qassem, explains why operating in one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors can be challenging

Risky business: Lloyd’s of London's John Nelson
Banking & Finance»

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


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