Closing the gap: cash management and your business
Cash is the ultimate SME dream and we have offered advice on several different ways to liberate your business cash flow. In the following feature, however, we speak to Hariraj Subramanian, Executive Director and Head of Cash Product Management at National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and present to you... Read more
Supply chain – opportunities for SMEs

Anirudha Panse, Head of Trade Finance Products at National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), shares his thoughts with small businesses looking to optimise the management of their working capital and cash

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Assessing your SME’s key profitability ratios

Profitability ratios can help you analyse your company’s ability to generate earnings, in relation to sales, assets and equity. Stuart Leung of, shares his practical analysis…

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Policy updates on financial assistance
Amongst the most talked about new concepts of the UAE Commercial Companies Law is the prohibition on financial assistance. Here, we asked experts at Clyde & Co. to look at the likely policy reasons for the introduction of a financial assistance prohibition, and at which entities and transactions are... Read more
In focus: Anti-bribery & corruption
Nicholas Cameron, Head of Forensic at KPMG, says that companies across the Middle East need to face up to increasing anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) challenges. Globalisation is posing greater challenges for anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) compliance than ever before. Two factors are key, according to a recent KPMG report.... Read more
The evolving landscape of trade finance

What are the global drivers of trade finance and what are the new opportunities that are emerging?

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Fostering SMEs in MENA

Here’s a detailed outlook by the region’s top business leader Deepak C. Khanna, Country Manager & Chief Investment Officer, IFC – Middle East and North Africa

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Your guide to being bankable

As 2016 gets underway, it is imperative for your business to work towards increasing its appeal to bank financiers by tailoring its business presentation and fulfilling some inviolable requirements.

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The finance function

The finance function

Finance January 5, 2016

Fazeela Gopalani, Head of Education, Middle East, ACCA, looks at the latent resource on your doorstep…

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The quest for liquidity

Finance November 30, 2015

How liquid is your business? Liquidity is the only real test of your ability to pay bills, retain staff, provide goods and services and ultimately keep the business together. Balance sheet figures such as revenue and profit are merely theoretical – can you pay your way or will you... Read more