The late giant of an entrepreneur Dhirubhai Ambani, who once proudly proclaimed that he bet on people, almost certainly always won. Sadly, one bet he seems to have lost is that on his sons. How sibling rivalry could potentially destroy shareholder value. Read more »
Sultan on why the best thing for everybody everywhere is a high oil price.
Everyone should be treated equally when dealing with corruption, says Sultan in this important article. Read more »
There are two kinds of ghost stocks in the Gulf: those that are actually listed but whose equity is so tightly controlled by a single family or two that they are rarely, if ever, traded; or those that are heavily traded but have a faint shadowy presence in real life. Why are companies that don’t trade listed? Read more »
Clearly the UAE authorities were not prepared for such a fast pace of development. For a country that proudly claims to have US$500 billion worth of real estate projects under development, it is high time for the federal government to enact serious nationwide laws and regulations that will set this haphazard industry straight. Why UAE real estate is in real need of some sanity right now. Read more »
In the world of ﬁnance, the means is just as important as the ends, if not more so. DP World could have been more accommodating to regional investors; its shares allocation angered as many investors as it satisﬁed. In this article, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi questions why the DP World IPO was managed the way it was. Read more »