Monthly Archives: March 2016

Arab world’s pioneers of social entrepreneurship

While social entrepreneurship is still a relatively emerging sector in the Arab world, there is evidence of its welcoming in the region over the last decade through international programmes and regional incubators and efforts supporting entrepreneurs in both the business […]

Companies must move quicker for a slice of Iran

Damien Duhamel, CEO of Solidance. Last month sanctions against Iran were lifted and a quiet but collective bubble of excitement could be felt in the top executive floors of some of the largest multinational companies in the world. Admittedly, the […]

Party’s over as Britain drops nightclub entrance fees from inflation basket

A man rises to shake hands with a DJ at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in south London April 29, 2012. Reuters/Olivia Harris LONDON A decline in Britain’s clubbing scene has prompted the statistics agency to drop nightclub entrance charges […]

Review urges improvements in how Britons get financial advice

Some British sterling money in coins and bank notes is seen in a file photo. Reuters/files LONDON Britain’s financial regulator and finance ministry said on Monday there was a “clear need” for regulatory intervention to cut the cost of financial […]

Highlights from CES 2016 in Las Vegas

Tom Otton of Create Media Group. First debuted in 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, has grown to become the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. Running […]

The high cost of entrepreneurship

So you are ready to start your own business! It’s a time that is both exciting and possibly nerve-racking. But there are so many reasons to do it, right? To be your own boss. To set your own hours. To […]

UK public inflation expectations drop to 16-year low

A customer carries a shopping basket at an Asda store in northwest London, Britain, in this file photograph dated August 18, 2015. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett/files LONDON The British public’s expectation for inflation over the next 12 months fell to its lowest […]

UK’s Osborne unlikely to hit budget goal by end of decade

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons, in London, Britain July 8, 2015. Reuters/Peter Nicholls […]

Dubai’s private sector faces short-term challenges but long-term opportunities

Research released last week about the health of Dubai’s private sector made for difficult reading. The Emirates NBD Economy Tracker Index showed that private companies signalled the first deterioration in overall operating conditions since data collection began six years ago. […]

UK energy suppliers face price freeze for some customers

LONDON Britain’s competition watchdog wants to impose an energy price cap for 4 million households on pre-payment meters, a document seen by Reuters showed, a watering down of previous proposals. The Competition Markets Authority (CMA) proposals on Thursday are the […]