Banking on Brazil

FeaturedTrade October 11, 2012 0

With its diverse natural resources and quality of products, the South American emerging market has become one of the closest trading partners to the Arab region.

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Christos Mastoras of Yahoo! Maktoob, outlines his take on sweeping transformations and how entrepreneurs can take advantage.

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Setting up business in a foreign country is by no means easy. So if there is someone who can guide you, then the path becomes smoother. Aparna Shivpuri Arya spoke to John Martin St. Valery, Founder and CEO, Links Group, to find out how he ventured into this field... Read more
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, has been actively working on promoting SMEs globally as well as in the MENA region. Aparna Shivpuri Arya spoke to Mouayed Makhlouf, Regional Director, MENA, IFC, about the role of IFC and how SMEs can make use... Read more
The building blocks
Setting up and managing a business successfully is not as easy as it might seem. A few key steps need to be considered before we take-off. In the first of a multi-part series, the Bedaya Center, a regional entrepreneurial hub, tells us how to develop an idea, which forms... Read more
Business pin up: Bayt.com
After winning in the categories of Technology and online and Business Star of the Year at our Stars of Business Awards, 2011, we decided to take a closer look Bayt.com. Aparna Shivpuri Arya talks to the CEO, Rabea Ataya, about their best practices and what has been their recipe... Read more
In light of the escalating costs of healthcare globally, Booz & Co has identified ways in which to alleviate the rising costs through hospital supply chains, while helping to improve patient care. “In the MENA region, healthcare accounted for 3-5% of GDP in 2008 and has been rising rapidly at an... Read more
Sharjah Media Centre (SMC), the communications arm of the government of Sharjah, hosted an in-house workshop on Google applications to foster enhanced work productivity among staff members. Held in association with The Business Council, digital partners of Sharjah Media Centre, the workshop saw senior executives from Google delivering two... Read more
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plans to derive 10% of its electrical supply from the sun by 2020 and eventually emerge as the world’s largest source of solar energy. The Saudi Government hopes that the country will be able to generate 5 gigawatts of solar energy by 2020. The... Read more
UAE’s not- for profit, local University, The British University in Dubai (BUiD) signed an MoU with UAE Down Syndrome Association (UAEDSA) to train 21 Emirati women as Teacher Assistants to support Ministry of Education’s efforts of including children with special needs in mainstream schools across all the Emirates. This... Read more