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Tunisia-born Reedz is bringing English literature to the Arab world: A startup to watch

Designed as a mobile app, Reedz offers audiobook summaries of international bestsellers in Arabic

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Exclusive: Caffè Vergnano’s CEO shines the spotlight on UAE’s coffee culture

The UAE has become a hub of speciality coffee, with the young generation invested in learning about coffee, and opening specialty coffee shops, says Carolina Vergnano

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Insights: Reconciling human progress with environmental protection

The UAE has put environmental protection at the heart of its development agenda for decades; it was the first country in the GCC to sign the Paris Agreement and launch its Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative

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5 key tips for financial stability in uncertain times

Building an emergency fund, budgeting, reducing debt, diversifying income streams and planning for the future are all key steps toward achieving financial stability

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Alan’s corner: Conflict resolution

The key to successful conflict resolution is always communication

Ayman Eissa on community engagement to drive sustainability

Insights: Using community engagement for long-term sustainable development

Sustainable development initiatives that have a community engagement element embedded into them work towards building capacities that are foundational in driving real change

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Amazon GCC’s Stefano Martinelli on Prime Day and its highlights

Amazon GCC’s retail director tells us about the ecommerce giant’s strategy for Prime Day this year

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Insights: Digital identity is key to achieving national objectives

The UAE has embraced the vision of a sustainable future, investing heavily in renewable energy and dynamic technologies centered around innovation

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Insights: How urban regeneration programmes can aid growth in MENA countries

Urban regeneration strategies can help build inclusive economic development and preserve cultural heritage, according to the latest research by Strategy& ME

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Insights: How Saudi Arabia is making strides in diabetes control and prevention

There are an estimated 4.2 million patients suffering from diabetes in Saudi Arabia, out of which 1.8 million are undiagnosed

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Insights: How AI can transform boardrooms

Boards can enhance shareholder engagement with AI by analysing shareholder feedback and identifying key concerns and priorities

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Qatari banks’ external debt: Is the problem over?

One of the main sources of concern for the Qatari banking system has been the build-up of external debt

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Abu Dhabi real estate gaining popularity among global HNWIs: Knight Frank

According to Knight Frank’s survey, 45 per cent of global HNWIs indicated that the emirate’s development plans enhanced its appeal as an investment destination

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Insights: Revolutionising customer support with AI-powered conversations  

ChatGPT provides businesses with a powerful tool for automating routine tasks, improving customer interactions and reducing costs

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Eltizam Group’s Chris Roberts shares AI’s impact on property management, other trends

The group’s chief executive officer tells Gulf Business why digital transformation and upskilling are key to the future of a company, and how tech is transforming the real estate and property management sectors

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Global Running Day 2023: Does your day include time for exercise?

Global Running Day is observed on June 7, and for many busy executives, making time for fitness needs to be top of the agenda – your professional performance depends on it

LBS' Jane Khedair on why the MENA region is prime ground for VCs and startups

Insights: Why the MENA region offers exciting opportunities for VCs, startups

The abundance of family money, rising government and financial support for startups complemented by the focus on economic diversification has put the region into the spotlight

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Insights: Here’s how to create your own premium personal brand

We look at effective strategies to create your own personal brand, and how to live and embody it in every way to succeed at work and business

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Insights: Sustainability in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Industry 4.0 can help manufacturing companies achieve their sustainability goals by improving operating efficiency, optimising cost, and eliminating sustainability issues right at the point of product design

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The importance on accounting automation in UAE’s corporate tax era

Businesses must assess their finance technology stack to check if the tools can effectively manage the new processes required and if the systems in place integrate efficiently to allow for seamless automation

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The social side of sustainability: How businesses can be a force for good

Here’s the 5-step ‘Force for Good’ model that can ensure that the social sustainability initiatives are well poised to create deep and meaningful impact

M&A and Corporate Tax insights

Navigating M&A transactions, restructurings in the face of UAE’s corporate tax 

Buyers will need to evaluate the tax status of the target company or target assets and consider whether any restructuring is required to optimise tax efficiency

Alan

Alan’s corner: The tipping point

A strategic offering of in-store and online shopping experiences can help retailers stay relevant in current times

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Is your SME ready for the corporate tax regime?

Here’s how to ensure your SME is set to deal with the advent of UAE’s corporate tax from June

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Leadership lessons: The power of flexing and its impact

How emerging leaders can own their growth and discover best practices from learning experiences

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Interview: Hytera’s Kenneth Liang on tech trends driving critical comms and security

The country manager for the advanced comms solutions provider shares how artificial intelligence and other tech tools are being employed extensively in the law enforcement sector

Hospitality trends: Witty D’silva, Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing, Leva Hotels

Insights: 6 key trends driving growth in the hospitality sector

From hyper-personalisation to OTAs and bleisure travel to budget travel, we look at the developments boosting the hospitality industry

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Opinion: Measuring climate risk and its importance

To determine a company’s exposure to climate-related risks investors need non-financial data, unlike for traditional types of financial risk

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Implementing ESG strategy: How Middle East banks are faring

As the region’s banks double down on their ESG efforts, the implementation of a comprehensive strategy with data governance at its core has never been more important

Mentoring

Why mentoring makes a difference

Mentoring could help ensure a smooth transition for new board members and set them up for success in their role