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Good acquisitions, an unfit brand, and Abu Dhabi’s rising international reputation A number of key business events from the past week are worthy of further comment 

While this column has traditionally focused on one key business event or topic that has caught my eye from the past week, there are often several events of note that are worth commenting on at greater length. The past week is a case in point, with key lessons to be learnt about what makes a

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Predictions for UAE Business

My economic, business and financial predictions for 2018 and beyond. These are forward looking statements that should not be relied on to make decisions. The US Federal Reserve will continue to raise interest rates. The Fed already signaled it will tighten monetary policy, which is what raising interest rates does, due to the expansionary fiscal

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Cash Conversion Cycle Red Flags Changing economic realities mean businesses can quickly face alarming cash shortages

In my work helping companies transform themselves to take better advantage of economic opportunities and to manage risks more efficiently, working capital risks are frequently overlooked even though they are at the front line of risks faced by companies of all sizes. The cash conversion cycle, an important liquidity measure that usually forms the core

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EU's tax blacklist of UAE questionable It is not clear if the UAE is violating something it agreed to or if the EU is trying to unilaterally enforce rules on the UAE

Earlier this year an ambassador from an EU country asked me if I invested in the EU. I informed him that I didn’t. When he asked me why, I pointed out that the EU had treated two of their members, Greece and Britain, abhorrently, and had tried to punish both countries in ways that made

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