Dr. Nasser Saidi: The Female March

The real Arab Spring is about women and economic development, writes the founder and president of Nasser Saidi & Associates.

GCC States Remain Split Over EU-Styled Union

Four of the six Gulf states are believed to back a closer economic, monetary and political union, writes political analyst Johann Weick.

It’s A Sad Day When Editors Lose Their Mojo

Money must never compromise editorial freedom, writes Iain Akerman, editor of Campaign.

Wealth X CEO: Why Money And Power Go Hand-In-Hand

Wealth, among other things, buys the ability to innovate without constraints or boundaries, writes Mykolas D. Rambus, CEO of Wealth X.

Why UAE And India Should Fast Track Economic Relations

UAE-India is a critical node in the overall GCC-India economic partnership, writes economics researcher Samir Pradhan.

Where Next For Emiratisation?

The issue is receiving greater focus following Dubai’s successful Expo 2020 bid, writes Bruce Dauphin, English Language and Communication trainer at International House Dubai.

Tips To Create Your Leadership Legacy

A leader’s legacy should be what he leaves and not what he takes, writes leadership experts Debbie Nicol.

Why Mobile Is The Way Forward In UAE, Saudi Arabia

The growth in smartphone usage across the region is phenomenal, writes Ivan Jakovljevic, head of Travel MENA, at Google.

How To Woo The Media

Journalists are a shrewd bunch and it’s best to be prepared, says Jonty Summers, general manager of Bladonmore Middle East.

How The Financial Sector Can Support Airline CAPEX Obligations

Mounir Kuzbari, EVP and board member, Novus Aviation Capital, explains how the GCC financial sector can better support the capital expenditure obligations of the region’s airlines.

Selecting The Right Digital Marketing Agency

Make sure you thoroughly examine your digital agency’s credentials, writes Vishal Alimchandani, founder of Almond Digital.

CEO Predictions 2014: Adel Ali, Group CEO, Air Arabia

Air Arabia is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the many exciting opportunities that the regional aviation sector offers.

CEO Predictions 2014: Anan Fakhreddin, CEO, Damas

Damas’ focus for 2014 is to become a famous international jewellery brand.

CEO Predictions 2014: Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber Of Commerce

Africa and the Islamic economy were the two major themes for Dubai Chamber in 2013.

CEO Predictions 2014: Hussein Hachem, CEO, Aramex

Aramex believe it is Africa’s growing trade corridors with the Middle East that could prove most influential for the logistics industry this year.

CEO Predictions 2014: James Hogan, President And CEO, Etihad Airways

Etihad is fueling growth through a mix of organic expansion, codeshare partnerships and minority equity investments, says Hogan.

CEO Predictions 2014: Scott Gegenheimer, CEO, Zain Group

Zain will move into adjacent businesses, either through partnerships or acquisitions, writes Gegenheimer.

CEO Predictions 2014: Shinichi Wakita, Managing Director, Panasonic MEA

Heavy government spending and increasingly energetic private sectors will keep economic growth robust in the GCC, writes Wakita.

Five Reasons For SMEs To Join Social Media

Fatima el Malki, social media manager at Active PR, explains why it is critical for SMEs to be on social media.

CEO Predictions 2014 : V. Shankar, Executive Director & CEO, EMEA, Americas, Standard Chartered

Emerging markets continue to be the engine of global growth, writes Shankar.

CEO Predictions 2014: Gerald Lawless, President And Group CEO, Jumeirah Group

The Dubai-based luxury hotel chain plans to announce many new management contracts in 2014, says Lawless.

How To Handle Having Your Authority Questioned

Roger Delves, director of Masters in Management at Ashridge Business School, shares his advice for managers who face having their authority challenged.

CEO Predictions 2014: Tim Clark, President, Emirates

2014 will see the launch of more new routes and further aircraft delivery for Dubai airline Emirates, writes Tim Clark.

CEO Predictions 2014: Elie Khouri, CEO, Omnicom Media Group MENA

A rising GDP, growing digital usage and sports fever will drive the region’s advertising market in 2014.

UAE – Jersey Ties Strengthen

The island is widening its relationship with the UAE to grow beyond finance, writes Senator Ian Gorst, chief minister of Jersey.

Matein Khalid: Banking On Change

Gulf bank shares face myriad macro risks in 2014, says Matein Khalid, a global equities investor and advisor to regional family offices.

The Future of Sound Is Wireless

Peter Hartmann, Jabra’s director of Product Management, examines why demand for wireless audio accessories is growing.

Dr Nasser Saidi: Iran’s New Direction

The founder and president of Nasser Saidi & Associates explains why détente with Iran is a game changer.


Building Sustainable Capital Positions

Increased liquidity is a requirement for competing in a global arena and meeting Basel III regulations.

DME Targets Asia Sales Growth In 2014

Dubai Mercantile Exchange CEO, Christopher Fix, is looking to establish DME Oman as the price benchmark for Middle East crude heading East