#Business

Alan’s corner: Seven ways to secure a profit for your business

These principles are essential to help you tighten up your business model

Women on average have just 76% of men’s legal rights worldwide

Covid-19 has exacerbated women’s challenges in employment and education

Saudi to only award government contracts to firms that have an HQ in the kingdom

The new decision, which does not apply to private sector firms, will take effect from January 1, 2024

Kuwaiti MPs urge the government to relax Covid-19 restrictions or compensate businesses

Health clubs, salons and barbershops have been closed for a month, while malls and shops need to stay shut from 8pm until 5am

Dubai’s Emirates introduces special fares to select destinations

Bookings have to be made between January 19 to February 2, 2021, for travel until June 15, 2021

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Expert insights on navigating the new normal

Several top regional and international authors and speakers will headline the Dubai-based event this year

Power Letters 2021: Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, executive director, commissioner general office, Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai will be a vital, timely platform to bring the world together, in a spirit of hope and optimism and a unified purpose to inspire solutions

Qatar’s first IPO since 2019 sees shares in QLM soar 24%

The listing was the first in Qatar since the debut of dairy producer Baladna at the end of 2019

Dubai UAE

Dubai Economy issues 42,640 new licences in 2020

It represented a 4 per cent increase over the number of new licences issued in 2019

Murtaza Hashwani

Biggest lessons from 2020 – the hospitality perspective

The hospitality industry will have to rethink its strategy with revised priorities in mind

Dubai e-commerce platform Sprii goes into liquidation after failing to raise more capital

Sprii has hired Guy Wall of Grant Thornton as liquidator

Dubai’s DMCC opens office in Tel Aviv to boost diamond trade with Israel

The new representative office will be based in the headquarters of the Israeli Diamond Exchange

Gulf Business Awards

Revealed: Gulf Business Awards 2020 shortlists

The Gulf Business Awards 2020 will take place virtually on Thursday, November 26, at 3pm

UAE to allow 100% foreign business ownership: Key points to note

The new decision is hoped to enhance the UAE’s attractiveness for investment and business growth

Foreign nationals permitted 100% business ownership in the UAE

The rule will be applicable from December 1, 2020, with businesses no longer requiring an Emirati sponsor

Real Estate

Revealed: The most transparent real estate markets in the MENA region

Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been ranked as having the most transparent property markets in the region according to JLL’s latest index

Peter Maerevoet

Why SMEs should consider export factoring when seeking funding

Export factoring provides a full suite of trade finance benefits including cash advances, credit protection, and collections and reconciliation services

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority signs agreement with International Free Zone Authority

According to the agreement, new and existing IFZA companies can work from the integrated free zone technology park

Emails

How best to counter an overwhelming email culture to spur productivity

An excessive email culture is leading to a loss in productivity. Here’s how you can deal with it

Business conditions improve for Dubai’s non-oil sector

Its Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 51.5 in September from 50.9 in August

We are in the middle of a business outsourcing revolution

Outsourcing is the best way to boost efficiency and cut costs today

Dafza Israel

Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority signs agreement with Israeli Chamber of Commerce

DAFZA will provide incentives to Israeli companies wishing to establish their businesses within the emirate

Why setting up a business in UAE is worth it

Setting up a business may be cumbersome but it is highly rewarding too

Dubai-new

Dubai businesses return to growth in July as pandemic impact eases

Construction as well as the wholesale and retail industry are leading the upswing

DIFC Presidential Directive ends on July 31, 2020

The directive had introduced new measures for employees and businesses related to their workforce

Here’s how regional firms can improve tech operations despite reduced budgets

The pandemic has hastened the digital transformation process for many companies

Facebook and Khalifa Fund relaunch ‘She Means Business’ mentorship programme in the UAE

The programme will support and train 1,300 women entrepreneurs through a series of virtual training sessions

Is it an opportune time to sell your business in the UAE?

A sound and consolidated service provider can assist owners in selling their businesses

Message from the top: Jack Long, CEO, Tecno Mobiles ME

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis