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Saudi Binladin Group's shaky foundations
Construction»

Saudi Binladin Group's shaky foundations

Thursday, 5 May 2016 9:59 AM

The once dominant player in Saudi Arabia’s construction sector is facing a rocky road to redemption, says Courtney Trenwith

Stop thinking about technology
StartUp»

Stop thinking about technology

Sunday, 1 May 2016 2:50 PM

Steve Blyth, founder and CEO, Engage Works, explains why an established process of thinking is more important than cutting edge technology for your brand to create game-changing experiences.

5 work-balance tips for enterprising mums
StartUp»

5 work-balance tips for enterprising mums

Sunday, 1 May 2016 2:50 PM

Mona Tavassoli, CEO and Founder at Mompreneurs Middle East, shares tips for Mompreneurs who are looking to achieve balance in their lives.

Why Saudi Arabia will struggle to kick its addiction to oil
Energy»

Why Saudi Arabia will struggle to kick its addiction to oil

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 5:08 PM

Transforming the economy is an enormously ambitious undertaking fraught with considerable risks, says Reuters analyst John Kemp

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How Etihad's partnership strategy is paying off
Transport»

How Etihad's partnership strategy is paying off

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:21 PM

A strong set of results posted today shows that the Abu Dhabi airline’s much-discussed strategy is starting to bear fruit

Ismat 'Izzy' Abidi: How I built Freshly Ground Sounds
StartUp»

Ismat 'Izzy' Abidi: How I built Freshly Ground Sounds

Sunday, 24 April 2016 9:55 AM

Ismat “Izzy” Abidi, founder and creative director at Freshly Ground Sounds, shares the inspirational story of how her love for music led to setting up Freshly Ground Sounds and consequently helping build a recognised independent live music scene in Dubai.

Room for improvement?
Travel & Hospitality»

Room for improvement?

Friday, 22 April 2016 12:46 AM

With Dubai’s hotel market reaching maturity, the question of standards has moved to the forefront, says Courtney Trenwith

An Earth Day message to capital markets
Energy»

An Earth Day message to capital markets

Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:59 PM

Time to refocus on renewable energy investments

How art and culture can benefit your business
Business»

How art and culture can benefit your business

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 9:54 AM

The connection between business and the arts has lasted since the 15th century, but there's only one way a brand can pull it off properly, says Peter B Carzasty, speaking to The Luxury Marketing Council. By being authentic.

Wael Al Sayegh on running an SME in the UAE
StartUp»

Wael Al Sayegh on running an SME in the UAE

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:33 PM

Wael Al Sayegh, an Emirati martial artist who set up the UAE's first Family Martial Arts Leadership Academy (FMA) franchise unit, looks back at his four-year-long entrepreneurial journey to reveal what has made him stick to his vision.

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Guide to overcoming setbacks, failure as an entrepreneur
StartUp»

Guide to overcoming setbacks, failure as an entrepreneur

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:30 PM

Abu Dhabi-based writer Sara Al Hemeiri shares the lessons she has learnt after suffering a number of setbacks and assures entrepreneurs that failure is not fatal.

Planning a corporate event in the UAE
StartUp»

Planning a corporate event in the UAE

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:30 PM

With years of experience honing their skills in places as far flung as Hong Kong and New Zealand, Jane Sabugueiro and Victoria Hepworth, co-founders of Corporate Affair Event Management, brought their expertise to the Middle East. Here they share some of their top tips and words of wisdom for budding event-organisers in the region.

Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran
Energy»

Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran

Monday, 18 April 2016 7:57 PM

Gulf kingdom's decision to scupper negotiations on a coordinated oil output freeze is significant shift in policy, says Reuters analyst John Kemp

Give young Arabs opportunity to create a better future for themselves
Culture & Society»

Give young Arabs opportunity to create a better future for themselves

Sunday, 17 April 2016 10:33 AM

Arab youth have made one thing clear: give them the chance to create a better future for themselves and the region will instinctively re-stabilise.

Arab Youth Survey: A generation in transition
Politics & Economics»

Arab Youth Survey: A generation in transition

Sunday, 17 April 2016 10:30 AM

Amidst fears of unemployment, ongoing conflicts, the re-emergence of Iran and the new desire for stability over democracy, Arab youth are finding glimpses of optimism.


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