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How VAT, or its absence, can help the post-Covid economy
Businesses and enterprises the world over have been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the outbreak, the United Arab
has taken a series of measures to help alleviate the fallout on...
New wealth management law is a welcome game changer
As a founder and chairman of a family business, I heartily welcome the decision taken by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab
(UAE), the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness...
Sheikh Rashid lives on in our hearts
It has been 30 years since the ‘Father of Dubai’ Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum bid us farewell. His passing on the 7th of October 1990 hit me hard. That day was only the second time in my life...
A brave new dawn in Arab-Israeli relations
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” This is one of South African President Nelson Mandela’s many pearls of wisdom.
Farewell to the Emir of Kuwait, an Arab patriot and peacemaker
A distinguished leader, who won the respect of the international community and the love of his people, has been summoned to heaven at the great age of 91.
The Circle of Peace can heal our troubled region
Congratulations to the peoples of the United Arab
(UAE), Bahrain and Israel who following the historic signing of the Abraham Accord on the 15th of September 2020 in the White House Rose...
Peace and cooperation, a new path for Israelis and Emiratis
The announcement of a peace deal between the United Arab
and Israel, brokered by US President Donald Trump, was a surprise to many but for me it is the natural progression of greater...
Sheikh Mohammed propels the
to new heights
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab
and Ruler of Dubai, never ceases to amaze. He has taken the dreams and aspirations of his late...
Hungary, Europe’s rising star
While I do not minimise the hardships endured by many millions all over the planet or the economic devastation wrought by a virus that respects no borders, I am optimistic that once the plague is...
Positivity is the key to ending this crisis
I am so fed up being bombarded with messages of doom and gloom from scientific experts and media pundits. Yes, we are in the midst of a pandemic that has severely impacted the lives of billions, but...
The tragic disintegration of Lebanon
I still retain wonderful memories of Lebanon as it once was. Dubbed ‘the Switzerland of the Middle East’ during the early 1970s, it was the most glamorous and exhilarating country in the region...
Wanted! A new leader for the ‘Free World’
I once had high hopes for US President Donald Trump. I appreciated his big personality, positive outlook and business acumen. He enticed the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab
Confidence in the UAE’s economic growth is unshakable
Like most of my compatriots born in the days when clean water was a luxury it was hard work and optimism that fuelled my success and that of most of my childhood friends. In those days of hardship,...
IMF and World Bank, wolves in sheep’s clothing
For years the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been pressing Gulf States to apply Value Added Tax (VAT) on consumer goods and services, ostensibly to strengthen fiscal budgets. It appears that...
‘Peace to Prosperity’ workshop deserves a chance
The Palestinian Authority and all Palestinian factions have rejected any participation in the upcoming US-Bahraini sponsored economic peace conference to be held in Manama on 25 and 26 June to be...
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