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Lebanon poised to open a new chapter
Those of us who have a deep abiding love for Lebanon are devastated watching this amazing country blessed with so many of God’s gifts fall to its knees, especially because Lebanon’s descent into...
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...
Higher salaries and lower prices top Egyptians’ wish lists
The unseated Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi left the Egyptian economy in shambles. Foreign reserves were depleted. Foreign investment dried up.
The UAE and Egypt share unbreakable bonds
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s recent two-day visit to Abu Dhabi to hold talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a testament to the brotherly relations between our two countries and...
Tackling poverty should be a burning issue
It is a great shame that advocates for almost 1.3 billion of the world’s population suffering from extreme poverty often meet with deaf ears. There is much ado about terrorism, and rightly so, but...
UAE economy set to be a regional outperformer
At a time of global geopolitical uncertainty fuelled by Brexit’s potential domino effect on the European Union’s cohesiveness, the feebleness of Italian banks, the as of yet non-decipherable polices...
Saudi, a victim of hate campaigns
Do not expect to hear a good word about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on any Western media outlet these days. There is growing evidence of an international-wide campaign built on exaggerations to...
S&P’s flawed guesstimates on Dubai property
I was amazed to read a recently-released report issued by the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s to the effect Dubai’s residential property is likely to see a price fall between 10-20 per cent...
The UAE, a solid gold opportunity for investors
There are few places in the world with an investment climate comparable to that of the United Arab Emirates, recognised internationally for its phenomenal performance in a range of areas. Excellence...
Al Habtoor Group 45th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim. Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatu Allah. Good evening and welcome. Your Excellencies, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen.
UK downturn should be put into perspective
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.
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...
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