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Realty check: Dr Anas Kozbari
Banking & Finance»

Realty check: Dr Anas Kozbari

Sunday, 13 April 2014 7:08 PM

In a rare interview, Dr Anas Kozbari, the chief executive of Invest Group Overseas, explains why his firm is back investing in the Dubai market, and his plans to expand both abroad and at home

Banking on change: Talal Bayaa
StartUp»

Banking on change: Talal Bayaa

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 10:57 AM

Unraveling the many and varied banking products within the UAE is no easy task. Talal Bayaa of product comparison website Bayzat explains how his e-start-up is helping to make the banking landscape more transparent

Interview: Investment guru Mark Mobius
Banking & Finance»

Interview: Investment guru Mark Mobius

Saturday, 15 March 2014 10:38 AM

Mark Mobius is widely regarded as the world’s top emerging markets investment guru. On a trip to Dubai, he talks exclusively to Arabian Business about the sell-offs in 2014, why he thinks media gets it wrong, and his faith in Middle Eastern stocks.

Interview: Sir Peter Ogden
Energy»

Interview: Sir Peter Ogden

Friday, 14 March 2014 10:35 AM

Serial entrepreneur Sir Peter Ogden has made his millions through banking and IT, but has still found the time to launch energy recruitment outfit Spencer Ogden, which has just opened its first office in the Gulf

Interview: BLME's Humphrey Percy
Banking & Finance»

Interview: BLME's Humphrey Percy

Saturday, 1 February 2014 10:30 AM

The founder of Europe’s largest sharia-compliant bank tells Arabian Business why he’s betting on Dubai as the world’s future capital of Islamic finance, and why he doesn’t hire Islamic bankers

Interview: Ian Johnston, Dubai's financial regulator
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Interview: Ian Johnston, Dubai's financial regulator

Saturday, 18 January 2014 11:33 AM

As the emirate’s economy moves back into the fast lane, Ian Johnston, chief executive of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), says the key is to get the balance between enforcement and growth

Interview: former NBAD CEO Michael Tomalin
Banking & Finance»

Interview: former NBAD CEO Michael Tomalin

Saturday, 11 January 2014 2:38 AM

Michael Tomalin’s 13-year stint in charge of National Bank of Abu Dhabi shot the UAE’s biggest lender to global prominence. In an exclusive interview with Arabian Business, the Brit explains why his conservative approach paid off

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Interview: Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair
Banking & Finance»

Interview: Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair

Monday, 25 November 2013 4:36 PM

Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry chief outlines plans to make the emirate the global Islamic economic capital

Interview: Vijay Malhotra
Banking & Finance»

Interview: Vijay Malhotra

Friday, 22 November 2013 11:13 AM

For more than three decades, Vijay Malhotra has played a pivotal role in developing the UAE’s culture of corporate governance. In a wide-ranging interview, the KPMG Lower Gulf chairman explains why he is more excited than ever about the country’s economic outlook.

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Are asset bubbles on the horizon for the UAE?
Banking & Finance»

Are asset bubbles on the horizon for the UAE?

Saturday, 7 September 2013 11:27 AM

Jonathan Morris, chief executive of Standard Chartered UAE, says policymakers need to avoid a repeat of 2008.

Why I bought Leeds United
Banking & Finance»

Why I bought Leeds United

Saturday, 24 August 2013 11:19 AM

Dubai-based investment house GFH Capital made headlines last year when it took over Leeds United Football Club. Deputy CEO and managing director of Leeds United David Haigh explains why he chose Leeds

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Kuwait's Al Kharafi on plans for the family empire
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait's Al Kharafi on plans for the family empire

Saturday, 13 July 2013 11:15 AM

In his most wide-ranging interview since he took a more prominent role in the family business, Bader Nasser Al Kharafi gives an insight into the restructuring of the firm

Rags to riches
Banking & Finance»

Rags to riches

Thursday, 6 June 2013 9:43 AM

Asgar Patel arrived in the UAE in his 20s. After years of building up new businesses, the globe-trotting Indian still sees Dubai as his base — but says that Thailand is the land of opportunity

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Would a free zone benefit Qatar?
Banking & Finance»

Would a free zone benefit Qatar?

Friday, 31 May 2013 11:30 AM

Would the establishment of a free zone in Qatar help to attract foreign capital and new companies? Shashank Srivastava, the CEO of the Qatar Financial Center Authority, gives his opinion

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HSBC's rich pickings in Qatar
Banking & Finance»

HSBC's rich pickings in Qatar

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:31 AM

HSBC was the first bank to bring ATMs to Qatar and now its global connectivity is making a difference in the country’s banking sector. HSBC CEO Abdul Hakeem Mostafawi talks to Arabian Business Qatar about inflation, overbanking and regulation.


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