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Article Image - The Bear Necessities
A little earlier this year, the financial markets were a happy place again: corporate earnings were great, equity markets were rising slowly but steadily, commodities were running up nicely and the global economy was supposedly recovering after the 2008 financial crisis. What went wrong?
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Article Image - One to the Power of Two
When two such prominent and influential Saudi Arabian families as Zahid and Binladen join forces, it’s worth taking note. Their newest venture is Wared Logistics and to say it has lofty ambitions doesn’t even come close to how high they have set their sights.
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Article Image - The Vanguard
Fact: there is no Arab in the world today who carries the international clout of HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud. As the world’s 19th richest man and highest placed Middle Easterner on the Forbes rich list, he is still only 55-years-old. Yet who is Prince Alwaleed?
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Article Image - Zain in the Membrane
In 2003, Dr. Saad Al Barrak, the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Zain, set out an exceptionally ambitious nine year plan that many sceptics thought unfeasible. Almost six years on, Zain has achieved more than most companies will dream of in a lifetime.
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Article Image - Mr. Sim City
Like his two brothers, Samih Sawiris is an eminent man. The three of them combined have an estimated worth of over 20 billion USD. But his town building ambitions are even more colossal than any net worth figure.
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Article Image - The Constant Traveller
Hamed El Chiaty, the founder of Travco Group, is a paragon to all who know him; self-made, self-assured and with a vision for the region. Here, the tourism icon opens up about early struggles, successful diversification and future aspirations.
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Article Image - Living Legend
At the age of seventy-four, hotel magnate Adrian Zecha is an hotelier phenomenon, though he’s quick to dismiss it. Currently the executive chairman of Amanresorts and chairman of the luxury hotel management company GHM, Zecha, in a rare interview, talks to Nicolas Shammas about hotels, lifestyle and why he chooses his staff for both beauty and brains.
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Article Image - Out of the Shadows
Bahaa Al Hariri is a very private man. As the eldest of Rafic Al Hariri's children he may have been born into fame but he chooses to live on his own terms. In this rare interview he speaks candidly about business, fatherhood and the relationship with his own father.
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