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FME January DC/56

  • 20    Inspiration is everywhere

    Sara Al Madani has rebuilt her brand from scratch, become the youngest board member of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and is working…

  • 24    Here's lookin' at UAE, kid

    The UAE is expected to show steady growth in 2017 due to the Government's continued efforts to develop its non-hydrocarbon economy and support the…

  • 32    A taxing matter

    With the implementation of the GCC VAT set to take place on 1 January 2018, experts advice businesses, and SMEs, how to prepare.

  • 40    Trading water

    While GCC countries have had to reduce spending and diversify their revenue streams, SMEs need to stay competitive in the current economic climate.

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  • 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,…

  • VAT in the GCC–accelerating compliance with the right ERP platform

     

    The benefits of tax aside, being prepared for VAT compliance can be a daunting prospect writes Monzer Tohme, Regional Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Epicor Software.

    The…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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