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UBS enters Islamic finance with Noriba

Sunday, 6 October 2002 4:00 AM

Noriba Bank BSC, a financial services institution wholly owned by the UBS Group, has set up shop in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Its CEO, Mohamad Toufic Kanafani spoke to Arabian Business about the bank's strategy and role in the US $250 billion Islamic finance industry.

Interview with Ghazi Al Aridi, Lebanon's Minister of Information

Sunday, 6 October 2002 4:00 AM

Ghazi Al Aridi, Lebanon's outspoken Minister of Information speaks to Arabian Business about the closure of MTV and what he thinks of the entire situation.

The red lines

Sunday, 6 October 2002 4:00 AM

Usually held up as a beacon for freedom of speech in a region where freedom comes at a preciously high price, Lebanon is today in the spotlight on account of score-settling between a Christian Lebanese family polarised by political differences and a government that some say has shown itself all too willing to repress free speech.

Sustainable development: easy to preach, harder to do

Sunday, 6 October 2002 4:00 AM

If things remain as they are, each person in the Middle East will have half the water they have now in 50 years. That’s before you even begin to look at the impact on business

Lebanon: Up from the Ashes

Sunday, 6 October 2002 4:00 AM

The country of cedar trees is once again attracting tourists, but, unlike before, the majority today are coming from the Gulf and are contributing to the buoyant tourism industry in Lebanon.

Microsoft faces further security questions

Sunday, 6 October 2002 4:00 AM

Doubts over the security of Microsoft’s operating systems and software have again been raised following the discovery of further flaws in its Office Web and Terminal Advanced Client (TSAC) Active X Control components.

A Kingdom on the move

Sunday, 6 October 2002 4:00 AM

With an International Islamic financial market and a regional bond market in the horizon, Bahrain is enhancing the opportunities for institutions to access capital—will others follow?

Declining Competitiveness

Sunday, 6 October 2002 4:00 AM

If George Antonius, author of The Arab Awakening, the first major work in English to tell the story of the modern renaissance of the Arabs (1939), were alive today, he may contemplate writing a book about the decline of the Arabs.

Andiamo adds weight to Cisco’s storage push

Sunday, 6 October 2002 4:00 AM

Cisco is pulling no punches as it moves more heavily into the storage market. As part of its plan to strengthen its portfolio of storage solutions, the vendor has acquired SAN specialist, Andiamo Systems.

Servicing the city

Saturday, 5 October 2002 4:00 AM

Ethernet is adding a whole new set of cost, delivery and service benefits to the deployment of metropolitan area networks.

Confessions of a serial visionary

Saturday, 5 October 2002 4:00 AM

Robot waiters and conveyer belts will soon bring the ultimate “elegant fast food” to this region. CHARGED meets Simon Woodroffe, the man behind YO! Sushi.

PDA group test: it's not pocket science!

Thursday, 3 October 2002 4:00 AM

CHARGED throws together four of the regions finest in a bid to discover which of these brand spanking new offerings puts most in the pocket without emptying the wallet.

Training days

Monday, 30 September 2002 4:00 AM

Being a relatively new regional industry the Middle East broadcast sector has previously relied on bringing in talent from overseas to handle the day-to-day running of the business. However, an increasing number of colleges are now offering broadcast training as part of their curriculum. ITP.net goes back to school to investigate the training of tomorrow’s broadcast professionals.

Interstitial adverts deliver increased CTRs

Tuesday, 24 September 2002 4:00 AM

Pop up adverts are growing in popularity. For instance, analysts at Nielsen//NetRatings report that online advertisers generated 11.3 billion impressions with such ads in the first seven months of this year alone.

Supermarket Sweep

Tuesday, 24 September 2002 4:00 AM

Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) has embarked on a massive JD Edwards One World implementation that will see the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application rolled out across all of its Carrefour hypermarkets in the Middle East.


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