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Frank Praverman

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Frank Praverman is a journalist based in the UK with over 20 years of experience working on titles including The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. He covers business, sport and general news

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GCC economic data

GCC economic data

The latest economic indicators for the Gulf Co-operation Council countries: the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain

Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah pictured in 2006. Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah has succeeded him as Kuwait's leader

Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed passes away

Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah passed away on Saturday. He was 86. Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah has been named as his successor. Sheikh Meshal has been Kuwait’s de facto ruler since 2021 due to Sheikh Nawaf’s frail health. The country has announced 40 days of mourning and a three-day closure of official departments. […]

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AI can redefine customer experience, say experts

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform the customer experience, said a panel of leading experts during a special reception hosted by Arabian Gulf Business Insight (AGBI). The exclusive invite-only event, sponsored by Oliver Wyman at the Capital Club Dubai on November 15, welcomed an audience of senior business leaders from across the UAE to […]

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Melda Akin, founder of D14 and Sirius Labs

Based in Dubai, Melda Akin is founder of AI company D14.AI and recently launched Sirius Labs, a mentorship and training app aimed at women. What does your company do?  D14.AI is an AI company that aims to solve optimisation challenges for businesses. I also recently launched Sirius Labs, an AI-driven training and mentorship application. It aims […]

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and manager Erik ten Hag

Qatari consortium confirms bid for Manchester United

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Jaber Al Thani, the son of a former prime minister of Qatar, has confirmed that his consortium has made a bid to buy Manchester United. “The bid plans to return the club to its former glories,” the consortium said in a statement. “The bid will be completely debt free via […]

Ronaldo will wear his iconic No 7 shirt at Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo joins Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia in a deal that is expected to earn him over $200 million a year. The Portuguese striker, 37, agreed a contract yesterday that runs until 2025. He was a free agent after leaving Manchester United by mutual agreement in November following an interview he gave […]

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Kemal Yazici, founder, Bedia Gallery

Kemal Yazici is founder of Bedia Gallery, an art gallery and studio located in Al Khayat Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai.  What does your company do? Currently Bedia Gallery is exhibiting my artworks. However, in the very near future we will work together with Turkish and German artists and curators. Also, in the long term we […]

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Katie Wachsberger, co-founder, Dana Global

Dana Global is an Abu Dhabi-based venture builder for women-led startups in desert technology: agtech, foodtech, water solutions, circular economy, and renewable energy specifically geared for the unique desert climate of the Middle East.  What does your company do? We work closely with our portfolio companies – early-stage businesses and entrepreneurs – to guide them […]

Nidhima Kohli, the founder of Beauty Tribe

Nidhima Kohli, CEO, Beauty Tribe

What does your company do?  Beauty Tribe is the first regional beauty pure play e-commerce site offering customers a curated shopping experience provided by beauty professionals – with a unique three-hour delivery time.  It improves on the experiences shoppers are having elsewhere online: struggling with many counterfeit products, long delivery times, or lacking information on […]

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Egypt can still buy Indian wheat despite export ban

Any agreements by Egypt’s government to purchase Indian wheat will not be affected by an export ban announced by New Delhi, Egypt’s supply minister said yesterday. “For India, we are talking with them on the basis of a government agreement. The ban exempts governments including the government of Egypt,” minister Ali Moselhy said. Egypt, the world’s largest wheat […]

Newcastle United's away shirt next season

Newcastle United strip to be Saudi Arabia green

Newcastle United’s away kit for next season will be green and white, to reflect the club’s new owners from Saudi Arabia. Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi’s sovereign wealth fund, bought an 80 percent stake in the football club for £305 million last October. And to attract more supporters from the region the players will wear […]

TotalEnergies says Yemen plant could take six months to restart

TotalEnergies’ plant in Yemen is “preserved”, the head of the French oil major said on Thursday, though it could take some six months to restart operations there. “According to our assumptions, it could take six months to restart the plant,” Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne said in a call, noting that the energy giant was not part of […]