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What ex-Emirates NBD chief Rick Pudner did next
Banking & Finance»

What ex-Emirates NBD chief Rick Pudner did next

Friday, 12 December 2014 5:38 PM

Rick Pudner was one of the most high-profile bankers and expats in the UAE before he quit as Group CEO of Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank. Now he’s back and looking to launch a whole new financial model.

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Focus: Why youth unemployment is an even bigger threat to the region than ISIL
Politics & Economics»

Focus: Why youth unemployment is an even bigger threat to the region than ISIL

Friday, 28 November 2014 1:11 AM

Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi got his early training as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force of Oman and recently was unveiled as the new executive chairman of Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp

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Time to do away with credit cards and cash?
Technology»

Time to do away with credit cards and cash?

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:10 AM

You may not know much about Network International, but its name is on nearly every receipt issued in the UAE. Chief executive Bhairav Trivedi explains how we may pay for goods and services in the future.

Pedal to the metal - Mumtalakat and McLaren
Banking & Finance»

Pedal to the metal - Mumtalakat and McLaren

Saturday, 8 November 2014 1:27 PM

Since taking a major stake in the iconic McLaren Group in 2006, Bahraini sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has played a vital role in helping to fund the British firm’s plan to roll out its portfolio of production supercars across the world. McLaren board member Sheikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa explains how Bahrain benefits from its association with the global brand.

RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino
Banking & Finance»

RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino

Friday, 3 October 2014 10:26 AM

After a quiet couple of years, the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) is back on the expansion trail. Rino Sabatino, who took on the top job at RAKIA at the beginning of 2014, says he’s aiming to host 10,000 companies in the emirate by the end of this decade

Fast and Furious: Jassim Alseddiqi
Banking & Finance»

Fast and Furious: Jassim Alseddiqi

Friday, 3 October 2014 10:25 AM

In just four short years, Abu Dhabi Financial Group has revolutionised the approach to alternative investment in the Gulf. Chief executive Jassim Alseddiqi explains how he has managed to capture investors from Singapore and the UK, how he has achieved stellar returns for his investors, and what makes a ‘bingo deal’

The insider: Sameer Al Ansari
Banking & Finance»

The insider: Sameer Al Ansari

Sunday, 24 August 2014 2:10 PM

Sameer Al Ansari is one of few people to have seen the rise, fall and rebirth of Dubai from an insider’s perspective. In an exclusive interview, the former head of Dubai International Capital describes how the crash happened and whether anything has really changed as a result

French resistance: Jean-Claude Trichet
Banking & Finance»

French resistance: Jean-Claude Trichet

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 7:38 PM

France’s Jean-Claude Trichet is one of Europe’s most experienced bankers, having led the European Central Bank through the midst of the financial crisis from 2003 to 2011. While he doesn’t believe we are out of the worst of it yet, he is quick to defend the Euro currency from its many detractors

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Smashing the glass ceiling: Jean Stephens
Banking & Finance»

Smashing the glass ceiling: Jean Stephens

Saturday, 14 June 2014 1:36 AM

Going beyond even her own wildest dreams, Jean Stephens has been at the helm of a global network of audit, tax and advisory firms that has more than doubled while in her hands. So what does the first female CEO of RSM International think of women reaching the top?

JP Morgan: through thick and thin
Banking & Finance»

JP Morgan: through thick and thin

Saturday, 31 May 2014 10:56 AM

American banking giant JP Morgan has faced some recent record-breaking fines and headline-grabbing scandals, but Jonathan Conner, the Middle East head of its private banking division, explains why he’s not worried about losing the trust of his high net worth clients

Q&A: Dubai Islamic Bank
StartUp»

Q&A: Dubai Islamic Bank

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 12:08 PM

We quizzed CEO of Dubai Islamic Bank, Dr Adnan Chilwan, on the developing relationship between banks and small businesses and how DIB is helping new ventures get off the ground

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


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