Hamad Buamim talks to AB about Dubai's economic growth

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Hamad Buamim, director general of Dubai’s Chamber of Commerce & Industry, talks to ABTV about the emirate’s economic growth amid the downturn. Speaking at the Arabian Business Awards 2010, Buamim discusses the impact of the negative press surrounding Dubai and takes a closer look at which industries have best weathered the economic storm.

 

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Ravi to riches
Dr Ravi Pillai launched his first business at the age of 14, trading in coconuts so he could afford school books. Three decades later, his RP Group brings in revenue of $4bn and employs 80,000 staff, helping make him one of the world’s richest Indians. But in his first personal interview to date, he explains why a happy workforce and a good reputation are far more important than money. He also talks of the launch of his latest venture — RP Global — a real estate company that will build luxury projects in Dubai this year.

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