Entering a new market? Here’s what you need to know…
Globalisation means that the world economy is more closely integrated than ever before – giving SMEs the chance to serve new markets. In order to seize these opportunities, businesses will need to map out an entry strategy, which will enable them to tackle any uncertainties and new challenges. Here,... Read more
Exporting in the digital age

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.

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The growth imperative

DMCC Chief Executive Officer Gautam Sashittal highlights the changing face of global trade – and its eminently digitalised future…

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Master of trade: Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki

SME Advisor had an exclusive sit-down with the CEO of Dubai Trade, who shared critical insights…

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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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Innovative customer service

Dr. Ashraf Mahate emphasizes the importance of customer service and explains how it can help spruce up your bottom line

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Nudge your exports
From start-ups to large establishments, the behavioural science technique ‘nudge theory’ has proved to be successful in supercharging growth and facilitating customer relationships. We asked industry expert Dr. Ashraf Mahate to explain the mechanics of this popular tool and highlight its range of benefits to SMEs… Recently the UK... Read more
Cashless exporting

Cashless exporting

Featured August 17, 2015

This relatively recent concept is now widely gaining popularity due to its liberating effect on a company’s cashflow. Industry expert Dr. Ashraf Mahate, Head of Export Market Intelligence, Dubai Exports, sets the scene…

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Dubai Investment Forum 2015 is set to take place on October 12, 2015 in Burj Al Arab. The Forum will highlight trade and investment opportunities in Dubai.  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council... Read more
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has successfully concluded a week-long visit to Beijing, elaborating on Dubai’s potential as a competitive global business destination and exploring investment opportunities with a view to strengthening the economic growth of both China and the UAE. As part of ‘Dubai Week in China’, DIFC... Read more