Sunday 16, July 2017    |   Empowering the GCC business vision

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  • 14    Log in to your lawyer

    Alexandra Tribe at Expatriate Law examines how technology is changing interaction with both a lawyer and the court. 

  • 44    Protecting women's health

    Maya Alghaith started her company to improve the safety of sanitary products currently available to women. 

  • 46    Moving over to mobile

    Maki Yamashita, Toshiba Europe GmbH discusses how the right solutions can help SMEs transition to a secure and productive mobile working strategy.

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  • Dollar stumbles into New Year, Gold extends gains

     

    Asian stocks were mostly higher during early trading on Tuesday, after an unexpectedly upbeat survey of Chinese manufacturing activity in December stimulated risk appetite, according…

  • NBF–banking options for female Emirati entrepreneurs

     

    National Bank of Fujairah has made moves to accommodate the financing needs of their female Emirati clientele.

    According to the 2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index developed…

  • A sincere form of flattery?

     

    When Stevi Lowmass of The Camel Soap Factory discovered her product was being copied and sold, she took a number of steps to address the situation.

    Stevi Lowmass, the CEO and Founder…

  • Employees engage!

    Employees who feel appreciated while working in a healthy environment will go above and beyond to ensure the business succeeds.

    Recent research revealed that more than 80 per cent of employees…

  • Digital diversification

     

    Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director, Lulu Exchange Holdings, discusses the considerations made as the company develops its online presence.

    What market gap was Lulu Exchange…

  • Omaira Farooq AlOlama

     

    The Emirati Managing Director of ALF Administration is passionate about developing the skillset of UAE Nationals in an effort to contribute to the development of her country.

    I…

  • Family planning

     

    Siobhan Crick, from asset manager SANNE, discusses the different approaches taken by GCC families to succession planning.

    Collectively, the largest GCC family-owned businesses…

  • Accounting–better get started

     

    With VAT a few months away, Arshi Kaura at Legends Accounting discusses how small business owners can get their financial reporting in order.

    SME owners must maintain good financial…

  • Five ways to spot a toxic employee

     

    Toxic employees can do damage to your team and spotting them soon is essential, according to Chester Elton, Partner and Founder of employee engagement training and coaching provider,…

  • 2018 IT security predictions–attacks, investment areas and cybersecurity strategies

     

    It’s that time of year again when we look back at what has motivated the market for IT security solutions in the last year, in order to develop our plans for the next year. With…

  • Public cloud not the only strategy for Middle East organisations

     

    For consumers and businesses alike, digital technology has proven disruptive, but a reluctance to embrace digital technologies can leave organisations falling behind competitors, according…

  • Safe in the clouds

     

    Hadya Fathalla, Executive Director, C5 Capital discusses the role SMEs can play in tackling cyberthreats head on.

    Businesses are set to lose $8 trillion to cybercrime over…

  • Oreo you ready?

    Mohamed Shalaby discusses how the right public-private partnerships have allowed Mondalēz to expand its presence in the country and meet the growing market demand in the GCC.

    US-based confectionary…

  • FXTM: What to watch for

     

    Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM Key discusses the key events to watch in the week ahead.

    The US dollar and stocks made a fantastic run towards the end of last week…

  • Pitch perfect

     

    Two SME owners share what entrepreneurs need to know when going before investors, having successfully raised funds themselves.

    The first six months of 2017 saw 88 closed deals…

  • Risk Management

     

    Business risks exist everywhere but early implementation of a proper management system can mitigate them once they occur, or even catch them early.

    SMEs are becoming increasingly…

  • Sandbox clever

    The Bahraini Government has taken a number of steps to develop different areas of the SME sector to make the Kingdom more competitive in the GCC region and internationally.

    Bahrain is on track…

  • SMEs, Bahrain, and the law

     

    Brian Howard, Partner, Trowers and Hamlins, discusses the reality of setting up a business in Bahrain.

    It is incredibly easy to establish a company in Bahrain–even an onshore…

  • FinanceME and Female Fusion talk VAT

    Accounting and legal experts address certain issues to help business owners prepare for VAT’s implementation on 1 January 2018.

    Currently the mandatory threshold for VAT registration is…

  • Digital transformation spurs the rise of the GCC’s millennial manager movement

     

    As generational monikers go, the term ‘Millennial’ often rouses mixed opinions, writes Hazel Jackson, CEO of Biz Group.

    For a start, its very definition is clouded.…

  • FXTM: Politics and central bankers under investors’ radar

     

    FXTM Chief Market Strategist Hussein Sayed comments on why politics and central bankers are currently under investors’ radar. 

  • Greenback took a double hit

    The US dollar remained on the defensive early Thursday, after yesterday’s declines led by increased uncertainty over another US rate hike in 2017 and President Donald Trump’s…

  • Mind the (gender) gap

     

    The gender gap in the workplace must be addressed by women driving the change they want to see.

    GCC women run SMEs worth AED 1.4 trillion, driving…

  • Stocks recover as geopolitical tensions ease; safe havens plunging

     

    After suffering the steepest weekly declines since March, S&P 500 futures are indicating a positive opening for US stocks, according to Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist…

  • Dig deeper

     

    With discrepancies becoming more prevalent in employment applications, recruiters need to start running more stringent background checks.

    HireRight, a…

  • Flight to safety subsides; attention shifts to data

     

    The war of words between Trump and North Korea, has largely dictated the direction of the market for the past 24 hours, according to Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM. 

  • Optimism that the rand could strengthen quickly fades

     

    Any optimism that the South African rand (ZAR) would continue its attempt to strengthen against the USD, appears to have gone out the window following the news that Jacob Zuma survived…

  • Can OPEC revive oil bulls?

     

    There was little excitement in the oil markets during Tuesday’s trading session; with investors on guard as OPEC and Non-OPEC members discussed compliance levels on their…

  • Markets in sleep mode, VIX drops below 10

     

    Despite the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting record highs on Monday, the news barely made headlines, which could be explained by the scale of the moves, according…

  • Interns–diamonds in the rough

     

    Hiring interns versus employees can be a viable financial option for SMEs while a start-up, in turn, can offer valuable work experience and training.

    It…

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