Exporters must wake up to the digital revolution
The internet is revolutionising the way trade is done, but many SME exporters still haven’t fully taken advantage of the new technologies, explains Dr. Ashraf Ali Mahate Head of Export Market Intelligence, Dubai Exports. In a short space of time, the internet has changed the manner in which we... Read more
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
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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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
Oil, US Dollar and Gold

We discuss fluctuations in the oil and gold markets, their impact on the dollar, and the way moving forward

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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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Five steps to organic growth

Top financial expert Margarete Biallas of IFC takes a hardened look at the fundamentals of doing business

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Rethinking business strategy

Professor Serguei Netessine – Timken Chaired Professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD, and Research Director of the INSEAD – explains why business model innovation is critical in today’s highly competitive business landscape…

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Digital strategies for mid-sized firms

Mohammed Areff, Vice President, Avaya MEA & Turkey, presents sound advice for mid-sized businesses looking to spruce up their digital strategies…

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The era of customer experience
Enhancing your company’s customer experience essentially means understanding the needs and wants of your customers to create a memorable end-to-end journey. This would typically start by analysing the various touchpoints your business has with your customers i.e. moments when your client is interacting with your organisation. The next question... Read more