Opportunity will define 2009
31 December 2009
Globally, the coming year will be testing. Major first world economies have moved from boom times to bust.
Remarkable leaders, remarkable men
06 December 2009
‘Miraculous’ is a word first time visitors often use to describe this country’s rapid growth from desert to great nation. Their amazement is understandable. Just four decades ago, people here were living simply as...
Time for plain speaking
29 November 2009
Enough tiptoeing around sensitive issues, with a potentially vicious bite, in fear of giving offence. Enough playing nice with smiling pretend friends who behind our backs are preparing a poisoned chalice. Diplomatic...
Japan looses its competitive edge
24 October 2009
Japan is in danger of pricing itself out of the export marketplace. An increasingly strong yen combined with a lingering global economic downturn is having a negative impact on the export sales and profits of Japanese...
Celebrating a special relationship
01 October 2009
As far as I can remember, I have always considered England my second home. As a businessman, there is hardly a day when the phone does not ring, but the nearest thing to ‘getting away from it all’ are summers with my...
Dubai spearheads the future
19 September 2009
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 marked yet another milestone in Dubai’s spectacular progress. That was the day that HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of...
It's the Arabian Gulf and that's that
26 August 2009
The gentle water that laps the shores of the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iraq and Iran has become a source of contention. A rose by any other name may smell as sweet but it certainly irks most people in...
UK downturn should be put into perspective
09 May 2009
If you read some of the more hysterical headlines you’d be forgiven for thinking that Britain has turned into an economic wasteland almost overnight. Don’t believe it.
15 April 2009
The 1979 movie Being There, starring Peter Sellers as a simple gardener who winds up being asked by the President of the United States to give advice on the declining economy, encapsulates more than a grain of truth....
Rating agencies and financial gurus are part of the problem
12 February 2009
Rating agencies have far too much power. Almost every day we read that they’ve downgraded the sovereign risk of a particular country or the credit risk of a private company. And very often their negative reports that...
Turkey feels Palestinian pain
14 January 2009
Few heroes have emerged on the diplomatic level during this conflict and, sadly, even the Arab world has not produced one. An Arab League emergency summit of foreign ministers predictably concluded in nothing. Displays...
Arab silence on Gaza is shameful
07 January 2009
The terrible carnage inflicted upon a starving people, caged in the dark, is too much to bear for anyone with eyes that see and a heart that beats. This unfolding crime against humanity must be stopped or else we...
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Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Publications
This is the official website for UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor. You will find candid articles written by the outspoken entrepreneur and philanthropist on topics that matter most to the region. Al Habtoor voices his hopes and concerns for key issues impacting the world – including realistic solutions for a peaceful co-existence in some of the most troubled regions. He also provides sound advice to world leaders to help make the world a better place.
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