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The insider: Sameer Al Ansari
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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.


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