In reality, the various reports on Arab development make for some sombre reading, but that is not to say that there is no hope. Too many look upon young Arabs as a problem when they are in fact a natural resource more important and powerful than all the gas and oil in the region. Read more »
Sultan on why micro-finance is so essential for entrepreneurship and job creation in the Arab economies. Read more »
It is already clear that Dubai’s future is not what it used to be. But that does not necessarily mean it is facing a bad future. Last Wednesday’s convulsion marked a significant milestone in the financial history of the emirate, and a very different Dubai will now take shape. Today, a new Dubai has a chance to emerge: leaner, meaner and better. Read more »
Sultan on why failures are part of life and should not be looked down upon in the GCC.
There is no doubt that the UAE will benefit from a revised companies law that levels the playing field. After all, why, for example, should there be only one agent for a specific brand of cars? What a revised version of the federal companies law would mean for the UAE. Read more »
By people generally shy from starting a new business during a financial crisis, I however did just that. It was the autumn of 2000; the world had just gone through a financial crisis known as the dot-com bubble that although not as large as the one we are suffering from today was historic nonetheless. Read more »