Reasons To Be Bullish On Russia

High commodities prices and domestic infrastructure expansion could seal Russia’s success.

Expo 2020 – What Is It And Does It Affect Me?

The knock on effect of a successful bid is a predicted 277,000 jobs for the region, says John Bailey, financial planner at Acuma Independent Financial Advice.

The Euro Crisis Floors Politicians, Save Merkel

Merkel was the only European politician to remain steadfast and outperform the global crisis, says Joe Hawa, chief market analyst, Alpari ME.

What’s Wrong With Dubai’s Customer Service?

Is poor training to blame for the emirate’s appalling customer service in shops and restaurants?

Will The World Run Short Of Oil?

Supplies are plenty, but the days of cheap oil are behind us, writes Jaap Kalkman, senior partner at Roland Berger.

British Prime Minister Voices His Support For Dubai Expo 2020

David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK, gives his reasons for why the emirate should host the expo.

Dr Nasser Saidi: Solving The GCC’s Water Crisis

Renewables-based desalination is the key to sustaining life, writes the founder and president of Nasser Saidi & Associates.

Tips For Leaders Facing Corporate Changes

Communicate the importance and value of the change to your employees, urges management expert Debbie Nicol.

MENA Ad Industry At A Crossroads

It’s about time we all grew up, writes Reda Raad, COO, TBWA\RAAD.

Tommy Weir: Rise Of The Corporate Generation

Most Middle East workers are among the first members from their family to work in a corporate environment, writes the author of ’10 Tips For Leadership In The Middle East’.

Why The Twitter IPO Isn’t Worth Tweeting About


Optimistic assumptions pave the way for an expensive investment, says Professor Nuno Fernandes, director of IMD’s program Strategic Finance.

BlackBerry “Still A Leading Smartphone Player In UAE”

BlackBerry is committed to investing in the UAE, writes Nick Horton, managing director for Middle East and North Africa, BlackBerry.

V. Shankar: Shaping A New Development Order

We need to persuade public institutions to focus on how to work better with their private counterparts, and vice versa, writes group executive director and CEO of Standard Chartered, EMEA.

How To Present To The Board And Succeed

Make the most of rare opportunities to present your ideas to senior executives, says Jonty Summers, general manager of Bladonmore Middle East.

GCC Needs Transparent Auditing Standards

The Gulf region requires the availability of trustworthy financial information, says Peter Beynon, regional director of ICAEW Middle East

Dr Nasser Saidi: Collective Healing

It’s time to set up an Arab bank for reconstruction and development, writes the founder and president of Nasser Saidi & Associates.

UAE NRI Warning – Don’t Send Money Home

Expect further devaluation of the rupee as inflation rises in India, writes Mahen Allirajah, senior consultant at Acuma.

Tides Of Change Across MENA

Despite unrest, the region’s growth prospects are promising, writes Abdulaziz Al-Sowailim – chairman and CEO, EY, MENA

Rehumanising The Workplace By Banishing Fear

In the 21st century workplace, fear can be an extremely destructive emotion, says Marwa Karoura, inspirational coach and founder of KTALK.

How To Succeed In Media

Leveraging multi-platforms is the way to succeed in MENA business, writes Alex Saber, the chairman of VivaKi MENA, a media holding group.

Middle East Firms Must Increase Profits, Not Prices

Introducing a new product line-up will boost profits, write Lovrenc Kessler and Ekkehard Stadie from Simon-Kucher & Partners.

Can All Nationalities Provide Great Service?

Nicolai Tillisch addresses a taboo in the region and reflects on how to deal with the underlying misconceptions.

World Cup 2022 Will Be A Winter Affair

Now Blatter’s admitted it was a mistake to award the rights to Qatar’s summer months, only a time-efficient loophole will prevent a winter tournament, writes Gulf Business reporter Neil Churchill

Microsoft-Nokia Deal: What Does It Mean For BlackBerry?

Peter Garnry, equity strategist at Saxo Bank, asks what does the Nokia-Microsoft deal mean for the mobile market.

V Shankar, Standard Chartered CEO: It’s The Economy, Stupid

Focusing on business, not politics is the only way out of the vicious Arab unrest circle, says group executive director and CEO of Standard Chartered, EMEA.

Why The GCC Needs New Skills Formation Systems – Now

Wes Schwalje, chief operating officer at Tahseen Consulting, says swift action must be taken to create sustainable jobs and develop the region into a truly global knowledge economy.

Intrapreneurship In MENA’s Public Sector

Forming mini-start ups within the government could jump start creativity and fuel jobs, say Bessma Momani, associate professor at the University of Waterloo, and Mehrunisa Qayyum, founder of PITAPOLICY Consulting.

Corporate Governance Is Not Just For A Company’s Board

Subsidiary governance is crucial, according to Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance in the MENA region.

An Arab Buys Your Football Club – Good Or Bad?

Does the sudden input of wealth from the Middle East region guarantee success? Recent history would suggest the results are mixed.

Are You Ready To Do Business With China?

Be aware of cultural differences, writes Barbara Wang, Ashridge Business School programme director and China representative.