Sunday 16, October 2016    |   Empowering the GCC business vision

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  • 12    Improving the Bank-SME relationship

    Philippe Fanjere, VP Europe, Middle East and Africa, Maestrano, looks at how innovations in ICT could allow the region’s banks to become trusted…

  • 26    Show me the money!

    It is important for a business owner to consider when and how to raise capital, and with the final draft of the bankruptcy law finalised, their options…

  • 38    The art of being social

    Ashwin Gedam, Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications, Xpress Money and Maan Dalghan, PR Director, Quill Communications, look at how SMEs…

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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Avoid pitfalls when renewing UAE health insurance

     

    Most people tend to recommit to their old insurer without considering their needs, how their current plan has benefited them, and whether it’s sensible to check if the grass…

  • Engaging employees

     

    Education in the workplace can boost employee engagement and business results, according to Hanny Alshazly, Regional Director, MEA, D2L.

    The quest for…

  • France 'En Marche' but will the markets?

     

    More disruptive characters take to the political stage, according to Gary Dugan, CIO, Emirates NBD.

    Emmanuel Macron’s…

  • Beauty by botany

     

    Rahul Agarwal left his career as an accountant to enter the personal care industry with a reasonably priced product, despite warnings of stiff competition from…

  • Upskill rather than downsize in a challenging economic climate

     

    In today’s challenging global economic climate, businesses around the world, and here in the UAE, are having to make some tough decisions, where downsizing…

  • How to boost sales during low periods

     

    With Ramadan and summer approaching and a seasonal commercial lull expected for many organisations, Spencer Lodge, founder of makeithappen, explains how organisations…

  • UK economy to face uncertainty for at least two years

     

    The cloud of uncertainty hanging over the British economy will not lift until March 2019 at the earliest, according to Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics at…

  • The value of education

     

    Despite the business landscape allowing young entrepreneurs to pursue their ideas and passions with little-to-no higher education, ICON Founder, Salma Sakhnini…

  • Pay people properly

     

    As companies try to manage their budgets in the current economic climate, underpaying their staff could cost them in the long run.

    In a survey conducted…

  • How Ramadan will affect business operations in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia

     

    A recent statement by Saudi Arabian business support service provider, Proven SA, laid out the do’s and don’ts of working in Saudi Arabia during Ramadan.

     

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