INTERNATIONAL. A new business book by Aamir A Rehman shatters many myths about the Middle East. He offers an easy-to-read guide at a strategic level for firms seeking to do business in the six nations of the GCC. He explains why Dubai has become a major hub for the region as it experiences an unprecedented expansion in energy, financial services, consumer goods, hospitality, retail, real estate and countless other industries. Here he speaks with BI-ME about his inspirations and insights for tapping into Gulf capital and opportunities. If you read just one book this year, we recommend that you
Posted: September 15, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Jost Thöne, Stradivari expert and co-owner of VIOLIN ASSETS, offers input on this subject. The company makes high-quality historical and modern string instruments accessible as investments.
Posted: July 6, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. As smart devices are becoming autonomous, chief information security officers are being required to adopt new mechanisms and approaches to trust.
Posted: June 2, 2016
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
Posted: January 23, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
Posted: December 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. In an exclusive interview with Oilprice.com, Robert Bensh - managing director and partner at Pelicourt, a Western-owned oil and gas company navigating tricky conflict zones - discusses the terrorist threat to global energy security and the bigger oil picture for ISIS.
Posted: November 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Robotics is making this new area of medicine possible. Cary G. Vance, CEO of Hansen Medical Inc., tells The Life Sciences Report about disruptive advances in interventional radiology and Hansen's own revolutionary robotic catheters.
Posted: November 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. In an interview with The Gold Report, McAlinden predicts that the gold price could double in the next two year and envisions even more upside for the mining equities.
Posted: August 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Suspected anchors on the gold price, such as an interest rate increase and devaluation of the yuan, could actually be a rallying cry for commodities, he says in this interview with The Gold Report.
Posted: August 16, 2015
UAE. NY Times bestselling author Daniel Pink's team has developed a set of workshops based on his bestselling book, Drive, that are now being delivered across the GCC by CLCC.
Posted: June 3, 2015
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
Posted: January 10, 2015
UAE. In an interview conducted by the GCC Board Directors Institute, Mohammed Al Shroogi also talks about the value of independent board members.
Posted: November 6, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
Posted: October 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In his latest interview with The Gold Report, the 321gold.com founder delivers a frank overview of U.S. international policy and lambasts commentators who look to their tea leaves in search of the next market moves.
Posted: September 9, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
Posted: August 5, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
date:Posted: October 23, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. As the operation to retake Mosul from ISIL continues, civilians are fleeing from the city by the hundreds, further stressing the already tenuous humanitarian situation in northern Iraq.
date:Posted: October 22, 2016
LEBANON. Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index averaged 36.4 in Q3, nearly unchanged from 36.1 in Q2; The prevailing status-quo on the political and economic fronts in the country has caused the level of consumer confidence to remain at low levels.