Counting down to Q4

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Tradition dictates that the primary function of the CFO is to ensure that his company stays financially safe and can meet its liabilities or obligations. Undoubtedly, this responsibility remains imperative even today. But the role of the modern CFO has evolved into a wider and more generic range of... Read more

Peter J. Fort, CEO, RAK Free Trade Zone Authority, explains why these Free Trade Zones remain at the core of the country’s appeal as a global centre of business…

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When a company isn’t playing to its strengths, it makes sense to let a specialist provider take the strain and set your business free to get on with what it does best. ‘Outsourcing’ in this way is especially popular in areas such as ICT, where an expert business can consistently deliver the... Read more

The right location can be a powerful catalyst in building a vibrant market, contact with the community and constructive investor dialogue

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‘Bootstrapping’ – all you need to know
Bootstrapping is a term commonly used in the start-up and SME universe. But, what does it really mean? How can it help you take your business off the ground? In the following feature, we cover everything you need to know about this concept – the challenges and the opportunities…... Read more
Taking the lead

are you leading your SME to success – or just hoping for the best?

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The importance of entrepreneurship
Over the years, the University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD), one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UAE, has produced a group of young and promising entrepreneurs. They have also proved their commitment to supporting their students by working in close collaboration with businesses and initiating activities... Read more
Building Brand Qatar
Identifying an “untapped” resource in tourism, Qatar is laying the foundations to diversify from its carbon controlled economy. Support is strong as the largest operators from Hilton to Starwood, vie for prime positioning across the country but with huge increases in supply and a high concentration of corporate guests.... Read more
A record of achievement
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has rapidly become established as one of the leading dedicated trade hubs in the GCC, fulfilling the vision of its Executive Chairman, Ahmed Bin Sulayem – as well as having true ‘landmark’ status with its home in Almas Tower, one of the 10 highest buildings... Read more