V Shankar, CEO of Standard Chartered says the unrest is inflating banking wages but he’s confident the UAE will be the financial services powerhouse for the region.
Gulf real estate players are pumping money into Lebanon and playing an ever-larger hand in the nation’s landscape.
In the wake of the tax evasion clampdown in the West, Swiss banks are aggressively pursuing the emerging markets, says Raymond Baer, chairman of billion dollar investment bank Julius Baer.
In just over two years, Abu Dhabi is set to roll out first stages of its Etihad rail plan.
Gulf Business Investigates how the global crisis affected Oman Cyprus, two very different landscapes with similarly challenging property cycles.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, speaks exclusively to Alicia Buller about Western detractors, rising oil prices, and why there’s enough future global demand to fill his record order book.
Course enrolment is on the upswing as the employment market opens up.
Harsh winters, quantitative easing and political unrest have pushed crude over $90 a barrel in the last three months. Rising oil prices could cause a double dip recession.
Emirates NBD’s CIO Gary Dugan on an uncertain year ahead, and why Dubai’s busy roads are a great micro-indicator.
In an exclusive interview, Abdulkareem Abu Alnasr, CEO of Saudi’s largest bank NCB talks about his hopes for the Kingdom’s economy, why name lending is a fallacy and how it feels to be the man that runs the region’s biggest financial institution.
Amid widespread regional unrest, the UAE has reclaimed its mantle as the oasis of opportunity in the desert, although, worryingly, it’s just too early to rule out future political unease.
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