Blockchain for business
How can SMEs deploy blockchain technology and exploit its advantages? Jean-Luc Scherer and Christophe Pinot of Innoopolis review existing data and tackle the question… The Middle East is known for its trading based history but also for its rapid growth based on oil revenues. At the same time, the dependency... Read more
Fuelling the future of FinTech
She’s far-sighted, ambitious and has a strong financial acumen. As we sit down with her, there’s no wonder why she’s at the forefront of the region’s most important FinTech development. She’s none other than Raja Al Mazrouei – Acting EVP of FinTech Hive at the prestigious DIFC. In a very... Read more
The itch to fundraise
I recently had the privilege of enjoying a live fireside chat with Daymond John (of Shark Tank) at SAP’s SAPPHIRE NOW 2017. As he talked about his journey from being an aspiring entrepreneur to becoming a self-made billionaire, there was something he said that struck a chord. He pointed... Read more
UAE Bankruptcy Law: A guide for business directors
The prospect of the new UAE Bankruptcy Law has given existing and aspiring entrepreneurs fresh expectations. The new UAE Bankruptcy Law (Federal Law No. 9 of 2016) has put a spotlight on the treatment of companies in financial difficulties in the United Arab Emirates. It comes into force on... 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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Using social media to raise funds

Rocked by the 2011 revolution, Mohamed Garhey’s hometown was in desperate need of a local healthcare facility. We investigate how the tenacious Egyptian is using social media to fund the project, brick by brick.

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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 Salesforce.com, 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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