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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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

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
Join the crowd

Join the crowd

Finance November 30, 2015

Online funding platforms have transformed the ability of a start-up or growth-hungry business to attract finance.

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Behind the money – SME funding

We provide further assistance to potential SME borrowers that are looking to request finance from their bankers…

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On the money: SME finance
Recent surveys have made it clear that the number of SMEs in the UAE that receive financing from banks is far below international norms. Whilst this may partially reflect entrepreneurs’ willingness to finance their businesses entirely from their own resources, it is also crucial that company owners and banks... Read more