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Covid-19 impact on the regional energy sector: Is it set for a rebound?

In light of historic oil price routs and oversupply triggered by the novel coronavirus, how imminent and optimal is recovery for regional energy markets? Gulf Business speaks to Rita Allan, senior Construction and Projects associate at Pinsent Masons Middle East, to find out more

Explainer: Have contactless payments taken off in the GCC?

The Covid-19 pandemic has made contactless payments more relevant than ever before. Khalid Elgibali, MENA division president at Mastercard, discusses whether adoption in the GCC grown significantly

Five minutes with…Eugenie Dronneau, founder and CEO, FoodKarma

The platform, which launched in March, aims to minimise food wastage

Explainer: Understanding cryptocurrency trading in the region

As Abu Dhabi prepares to launch regulated crypto trading later this year, Leon Smith, CEO of crypto firm DEX, explains how the system works

Global market outlook in 2020: Will there be an economic rebound this year?

After a growth shock in the first half of 2020, the economy is expected to gain traction again, driven by specific sectors, says Julius Baer’s Mark Matthews

Explainer: What will the workplace of the future look like?

With digitisation disrupting the workforce, is automation a matter of concern for employees

Explainer: How is the GCC’s ride-sharing industry evolving?

Global ride-sharing app Uber is looking to expand its presence in the region, says Tino Abdellatif Waked, general manager at Uber MENA

The rise of the GCC’s hospitality sector

Executives at the Radisson Hotel Group explain why they remain bullish about growth prospects of the hospitality industry in the GCC region

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UAE-based billionaire businessman Ghassan Aboud on tips for leading from the front

With dynamic market conditions, new business opportunities, and the upcoming Expo 2020, this is an important year for businesses based in the UAE

How to ‘sell like a rockstar’ in Dubai

Sales is an action sport – you need to get out and do it, says expert trainer Mark Dickinson

UAE’s Vox Cinemas on walking the red carpet for two decades and more

Senior executives from Vox Cinemas outline the company’s blockbuster performance in the last 20 years and why they are bullish despite the rise of streaming services

Exclusive: Oracle’s global cloud leader on why he is betting big on the Middle East

The move to the cloud is no longer a matter for debate. But how secure is the cloud and what comes next?

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Explainer: Factors disrupting the GCC’s logistics industry

Technology and economic headwinds are having a major impact on the logistics sector, says Hisham Albahar, group CEO of Posta Plus


Explainer: What is the state of the GCC’s legal industry?

With the region’s regulatory landscape constantly evolving, practitioners have to keep pace, says Paul Jarvis, managing partner at Dentons

Five minutes with… John Martin St. Valery, chairman, British Business Group in Dubai

The BBG is seeing greater interest in face-to-face interaction in Dubai

Explainer: Understanding the GCC’s changing remittance market

Hatem Sleiman, regional vice president – Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan at Western Union, reveals the latest trends in the industry

Explainer: GCC’s changing remittance market

From the impact of new technologies to currency volatility, the regional remittance market is facing several changes

Dubai’s property market is ‘performing perfectly’ – Danube Properties director

In an exclusive interview, Atif Rahman shares his strategy in spearheading the growth of Danube Properties, and why remains bullish about Dubai

Ahmad Ashkar’s ambitious plan to change the world

The Palestinian-American businessman is leading the way when it comes to the impact economy on both a global and local scale

UAE’s Sobha Group founder and chairman: Taking the long view

While succession plans have been drawn up for the Dubai-based business, PNC Menon reveals why he isn’t done just yet

Building the court of the future in Dubai: Amna Al Owais on leading DIFC Courts

From tech developments to international relationships, DIFC Courts has grown significantly in recent years

Driven by the details: Billionaire UAE businessman Ghassan Aboud on his rise to the top

In an exclusive interview, Aboud reveals how his conglomerate has helped drive humanitarian efforts, and explains why Dubai is the perfect place to start a business

Young leaders: Gaurav Biswas, 38, founder of TruKKer Technologies

Biswas discusses his transition from director of an international consulting firm to start-up founder with TruKKer Technologies

How Oracle is leading the GCC’s cloud revolution

Oracle’s SVP of business applications for MEA and India, Arun Khehar, explains how the tech giant is helping organisations step up to the next level through the cloud

Welcoming the world: Jumeirah’s CEO on the Dubai brand’s bold new strategy

In an exclusive interview, José Silva reveals the next steps forward for Jumeirah

Young leaders: Veer Doshi, 22, director of Vincitore Real Estate Development

Doshi outlines the challenges and opportunities of joining the family business at a young age

Advertising from the heart: Exclusive interview with Jacques Seguela

We speak with the French advertising legend about Havas, technocracy, and why now is the time for the Middle East’s communications industry

Leadership by design: In conversation with Shweta Wahi

We talk with CMA Investment Holding’s 20-something director about how she forged her path in the world of business, from fashion entrepreneurship to the family firm

Young, gifted, and Saudi: Adwa Al Dakheel

From musician to stock trader to entrepreneur and social media star, Adwa Al Dakheel has emerged as the face of ‘new Saudi Arabia’. We speak to the young businesswoman in an exclusive interview

Young leaders: Adel Sajan, 30, director of Danube Home

Sajan explains what it was like being introduced to the family business as a teenager, and how he made an impact on the company