First off, I’ve got to nail my colors firmly to the mast: I don’t like paying tax, especially the income kind which — until I moved to the UAE 11 years ago — was taken directly from my pocket.
December 08, 2017
Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, would have come away from Vienna last week with the satisfaction of a job well done and mission accomplished, on two fronts.
December 03, 2017
There was a noticeable absentee from the party accompanying Theresa May, the British prime minister, in her visit to Saudi Arabia yesterday.
November 30, 2017
Sovereign wealth funds (SWF) are changing, and Saudi Arabia is in the vanguard of the breed of SWFs that see themselves as much as agencies of economic and social change as they are investment houses.
November 28, 2017
At the recent Dubai Global Financial Forum, Arif Naqvi, the boss of the region’s biggest private equity group Abraaj, reiterated a view that is gaining wide credence in the investment world: That the term “emerging markets” (EM) is a misnomer, and should be replaced by the term “global growth mar
November 26, 2017
What are the differences between a “shakedown,” a “plea bargain,” and a “deferred prosecution agreement”?
November 24, 2017
Tadawul, the Riyadh stock exchange, is holding a workshop later this week on the issue of crisis management and its impact on shareholder value.
November 19, 2017
Those exceptionally bright people at the World Economic Forum (WEF) have come up with a cracking idea to coincide with the annual meeting of their Global Future Councils in Dubai.
November 12, 2017
Where does the initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco stand after the dramatic weekend intervention by President Trump in support of attempts by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to stage the record-breaking IPO?
November 08, 2017
The word “synergy” is much overused in the business world, but if ever there was a textbook example of the principle it is the relationship between Emirates and the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
November 06, 2017