Walmart’s $3.3bn acquisition

The retail giant looks to reinforce its position in the online retail market and take on its competitors.

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E-commerce at crossroads
SME Advisor presents the following outlook by Ronaldo Mouchawar the man at the helm of the region’s most successful e-commerce site With high GDP per capita and the highest smartphone penetration rate in the world, the Middle East represents one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets globally –... Read more
Etisalat’s New Business Ultimate

SME Advisor explores different facets of the solution and highlights the key opportunities it presents to SMBs…

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Dubai’s new law on Public-Private Parnterships

Dubai’s new PPP law signals a clear statement of Dubai’s intent to use private sector finance and expertise to help meet its future infrastructure needs

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Dubai SME’s 2016 agenda

Essam Disi, Director – Strategy and Policy, on Dubai SME’s fresh initiatives to help SMEs in the New Year

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Protecting your business

We highlight key legal, commercial and practical measures available to UAE employers when faced with a competitor poaching their employees.

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A profile of SME Academy

A profile of SME Academy

News January 3, 2016

NBAD Editor Nathalie Gillet attended a cross-section of the Academy’s Skills Building Workshops – and here is her summary of that classroom experience, its objectives, appeal and feedback…

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Employee considerations in GCC M&A
2015 continues to be a strong year for mergers and acquisitions in the Middle East and the region is poised to witness a further acceleration in M&A activity. In this article experts from Clyde & Co. highlight some of the key employment aspects arising from business transfers in the... Read more
The impact of lower oil prices
The oil industry is a very dynamic sector constantly confronting challenges of expansions and contractions in production and price levels. Expert practitioner Nour Amache explores the current landscape. The decrease in oil prices Since June 2014, the price of a barrel of oil has been plummeting reaching low levels... Read more
Leadership Award for Mohamed Almulla
On November 2nd, the prestigious Stars of Business Middle East gala presented a special Leadership Award to Mohamed Almulla, CEO of Arab Media Group – one of the most highly-respected regional captains of industry. The Award reflected Mohamed Almulla’s role as a primary catalyst in creating a world-class entertainment... Read more