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Qatar Rift Shows No Signs Of Ending

The rift between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE showed no signs of abating in June despite efforts to mediate the dispute.

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Gulf Business
July 2017

Is Your Teamwork Future Proof ?

Andrew Fieldhouse discusses the importance of developing the way your team works together

3 mins read
Gulf Business
July 2017

Fintech Trends In GCC Banking

Sudeep Nair, senior director at Cedar Management Consulting International, examines the key aspects of FinTech that the region’s banks must consider in the coming months

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Gulf Business
July 2017

Fintech Comes To The Fore

With advances in financial technology developing at pace, we look at how the GCC fits into the global picture

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Gulf Business
July 2017

Building A Hospitality Empire

Kunal Lahori, founder of Create Hospitality, reveals how his company has made its mark on Dubai’s notoriously crowded food and beverage industry

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Gulf Business
July 2017

Sweet Spot

With a new headquarters, manufacturing plant and boutiques on the horizon, Patchi’s activity in the Gulf region and beyond seems ready to grow. Oussama Choucair, CEO of Patchi UAE, speaks to Neil King about the chocolate brand’s future plans

5 mins read
Gulf Business
June 2017

Why Investors Are Going

Diego Biasi, CEO of renewable energy investment company Quercus Investment Partners, explains how the renewables sector has become a major focus for the GCC and why the green economy is becoming so popular for investors.

5 mins read
Gulf Business
June 2017

Taking To The Skies

Francois Butelleir, CEO of the Gulf region's youngest carrier SalamAir, explains why low cost travel is not losing its appeal in the current climate.

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Gulf Business
June 2017

Rak In The Spotlight

Once a sleepy weekend getaway for UAE residents, Ras Al Khaimah is rapidly transforming into an international destination in its own right.

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Gulf Business
June 2017

Doors Wide Open

Emaar Hospitality is setting its sights on global markets using the strength of its Dubai base.

4 mins read
Gulf Business
June 2017

Checking In

After a tough year, hoteliers are hoping to see the Gulf hotel market return to form in 2017.

7 mins read
Gulf Business
June 2017

Nestle Confident About Middle East Market Despite Current Instability

Global food conglomerate Nestlé is confident that the Middle East market will perform well despite the current instability in the region, especially in areas like Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

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Gulf Business
June 2017

Why Mergers And Acquisitions Are Back On The Rise

Zeid Hanania and Nadim Kayyali discuss the return of M&As and why we can expect to see more activity in Africa in the coming years.

4 mins read
Gulf Business
June 2017

Emirati Director Calls For Film Fund To Boost UAE Cinema

Prominent Emirati filmmaker Nayla Al Khaja has called on the UAE government to help fund home-grown movies and boost the country’s cinema industry.

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Gulf Business
June 2017

News And Views

Fetchr To Expand In Four Markets After $41m Funding Round.

2 mins read
Gulf Business
June 2017

Viceroy CEO Argues Bigger Is Not Better For Hotel Groups

Recent consolidation efforts are not improving the agility or guest experiences of larger hotel groups, the CEO of California-based Viceroy has said.

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Gulf Business
May 2017

The Transformation Trendsetter

In an exclusive interview with Gulf Business, GE’s chief digital officer Ganesh Bell explains how the conglomerate underwent a digital transformation, why the digital evolution won’t put jobs under threat, and what the implications are for security

7 mins read
Gulf Business
May 2017

The Secrets Of Strategy Execution

Executing a strategy is rarely a straightforward process. We look at the challenges associated with following through on strategic plans and how to boost your chances of success

5 mins read
Gulf Business
May 2017

The Region's Start-up Scene: Is Funding Still The Biggest Challenge?

The start-up ecosystem has boomed in the region over the last few years, with the recent Amazon deal also signalling the entry of international players. But what are the obstacles to further growth?

7 mins read
Gulf Business
May 2017

Meeting The Challenges Of Effective Public Financial Management

Ross Campbell, director – public sector at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, explains why GCC governments should look to professional accountants to strengthen their public finances

4 mins read
Gulf Business
May 2017

How Does The Rise Of Tesla Impact Cyber Security?

As Tesla becomes the most valuable automaker, surpassing both Ford and General Motors, DarkMatter's executive vice president of cyber services, Eddie Schwartz, examines the implications for cyber security

4 mins read
Gulf Business
May 2017

Healthcare In Saudi Arabia - Where Are The Opportunities?

The team at research group Marmore MENA Intelligence look at the business openings in Saudi Arabia’s healthcare industry

4 mins read
Gulf Business
May 2017

Countryside And Coastlines

Neil King Traverses the Southeastern County of Essex in the Uk, Finding a Rich History, Varied Landscape and Family-friendly Destination

4 mins read
Gulf Business
May 2017

Building Blocks

LEGO Group’s new CEO, Bali Padda, talks challenges, opportunities and where he plans to take the toymaker next

5 mins read
Gulf Business
May 2017

A Wakeup Call For GCC Retail

Amid shifting consumer habits and the imminent arrival of Amazon, Gulf retailers are warned to adapt or face a similar fate to their global peers

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Gulf Business
May 2017

Reversing the Smartphone Slump?

Amid slowing global growth and even declining sales last year in the Gulf region, mobile manufacturers are hoping to regain momentum in 2017.

7 mins read
Gulf Business
April 2017

Background Checks For Dummies

James Randall, regional manager at HireRight Middle East, reveals the basic steps you should take to ensure you’re making the right hire for your company.

5 mins read
Gulf Business
April 2017

Bringing Financial Empowerment To The Masses

Ian Dillon, co-founder of smartphone banking concept NOW Money, explains how the company is helping potentially millions of low-income workers take control of their finances.

7 mins read
Gulf Business
April 2017

Disrupting Personal Finance

Amid tougher economic conditions, technology is bringing change to the Gulf’s personal finance market.

6 mins read
Gulf Business
April 2017

The Forecast For Consumer Goods

Mohamed Samir, president for the IMEA region at $223bn consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, details the company’s new slimline brand strategy and shares his expectations for the months ahead.

7 mins read
Gulf Business
March 2017