A man walks by garbage dumped around rubbish bins in the street on November 6, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Street cleaners, garbage collectors and public park gardeners working for Madrid city council started an indefinite strike yesterday which was called by the trade unions. Franchise firms which employ them plan to axe around 1,000 jobs and those who will remain will have to face working for a 40 percent cut of their wages. (Getty Images)
Sharjah-based Gulf Petrochem has ballooned into a $2.5bn oil conglomerate in less than 20 years. Co-founder Sudhir Goyel reveals why the UAE is no longer the centre-of-attention, as global plans take hold.