Digital risk officers on the rise
According to the 2014 CEO and Senior Executive Survey by Gartner Inc., by the end of 2015 more than half of CEOs will have a senior “digital” leader role in their staff. Moreover by 2017, one-third of large enterprises involved in digital business models and activities will also have... Read more
Global Trade Development Week

The Global Trade Development Week EMEA will gather influential business and government leaders, entrepreneurs and academics from over 70 countries

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According to the latest quarterly consumer confidence survey conducted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), positive sentiment is running deeper among consumers in Dubai with personal finances improving and more people are willing to put their spare cash into savings and holidays. The Consumer Confidence Index for the second quarter... Read more
Fast five

Rushika Bhatia offers a round-up of five fantastic business apps that are an absolute must-have…all in five minutes

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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
Behavioural finance

when emotions influence the numbers

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Taking the lead

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

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Franchising in the Middle East

taking advantage of opportunity (carefully)

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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