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OPINION: What the Swiss can offer Lebanon

By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz East Meredith, New York   This week a Swiss delegation led by President Alain Berset is visiting Lebanon to strengthen “bilateral relations”. The team is also discussing the pressing issue of the Syrian refugees. Lebanon hosts the largest refugee population in the world, per capita; and …

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The changing face of UAE business

Last week’s announcement that private firms would no longer have to provide a Dh3,000 bank guarantee to recruit each new employee is just the latest of a series of measures aimed at transforming the UAE’s economy. The packages announced this year are an indication that the objectives announced in a …

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Fourth MEPRA Leadership Majlis Brings Together Almost 200 Industry Leaders to Discuss Fake News, CEO Activism, Communications Leadership and More

The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) hosted the fourth Leadership Majlis today, the year’s major communications conference in Abu Dhabi. The 2018 edition brought together almost 200 industry professionals from more than 40 organisations, to uncover the industry’s biggest challenges trends and opportunities. Speakers included senior leaders from The …

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New fertility clinic opens in RAK

The first fertility centre was opened yesterday in Ras Al Khaimah at RAK Hospital, in collaboration with the Bourn Hall Fertility Centre. The two entities will collaborate to provide comprehensive fertility services in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah The collaboration will ensure top-of-the-line In Vitro Fertilisation …

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Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life

By Donald J. Trump and Bill Zanker — Donald J. Trump is an icon: the very definition of the American success story. Republican Presidential candidate, reality-television star, and developer of some of the planet’s most prestigious real estate, he’s also become one of the world’s wealthiest men. Trump is a …

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How can Lebanese family businesses survive for generations?

Source: Reuters – The Daily Star – Despite the Lebanese government’s failure to provide proper support for the private sector in Lebanon, family businesses have seen remarkable success as the biggest providers of job opportunities in the country, experts say. “Family businesses provide over 80 percent of job opportunities in …

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Qatar FIFA whistleblower leaves in terror

IN COLLABORATION WITH MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS NEWS – FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid, who accused Qatar of corruption in its successful bid to win the right to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, said on Wednesday she was living in fear after receiving threats against her family. Al Majid, a former …

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IMF raises growth forecast for oil-rich Gulf countries

THE LEVANT – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its economic growth forecasts for most Arab countries although it said growth in oil-rich Gulf nations will remain strong. In its semi-annual World Economic Outlook, the IMF said the Middle East and North African (MENA) region would grow by 2.6 …

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Opec output cut ruled out

THE LEVANT – Opec is unlikely to cut oil production in an effort to prop up prices because such a move would not necessarily be effective, Kuwait’s oil minister Ali Al Omair was quoted as saying. Brent crude oil settled at $90.21 a barrel on Friday after earlier falling to …

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Fast and Furious: Jassim Alseddiqi

THE LEVANT – A ‘bingo’ deal? You’ll know it  when you see it,” says Jassim Alseddiqi. “Before you execute that transaction, before you get the money. The ‘bingo’ feel of the transaction happens when you first source it.” Alseddiqi knows that moment better than most. As the chief executive of …

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UAE economy report

THE LEVANT – The Corporate Perception Indicator: A Global Survey from Main Street to the Executive Suite polled 25,000 individuals from the general population and 1,800 business leaders in 25 countries, including the UAE, on their opinions about the role of corporations in society and the economy. International polling firm …

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UAE hotels expect brisk business during Eid

THE LEVANT – Guests from Saudi Arabia and from within the UAE will keep hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi busy this Eid. Occupancies at both cities are expected to hit their peak during the week, especially those close to leisure attractions, said Rashid Aboobacker, a senior consultant with TRI Hospitality …

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