Yasser Al-Saleh: The Secret of Dubai’s Success

As governments across the Middle East try to wean themselves off natural resources and build diversified, resilient economies, they should take some lessons from Dubai. It’s a remarkable story. In less than a generation, Dubai has transformed itself into a

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DeVere Group: Decisive Move Into Private and Investment Banking

One of the world’s largest financial consultancy services providers has moved into banking. Late last year, deVere Group acquired the St Lucia branch of Arton Bank in order to gain a foothold in private banking, and earlier this month the

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: A Short-Term Look at Long-Term Growth – The Expert Outlook on 2017

Given the rapidly changing state of our global economic and political picture, it can be daunting to integrate sustainability strategies into business practices. This has ever been the case, but perhaps the tension between short-term deliverables and longer-term principles is

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Leyla Aliyev, Heydar Aliyev Foundation: Azerbaijan’s Can-Do First Daughter

As Donald Trump moved into the White House, reluctantly swapping his gold-clad luxury pad in New York for the relatively austere dwelling on Pennsylvania Avenue, half a world away a government is celebrating the arrival of its moment: Azerbaijan is

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Behind the Scenes, Berlin and Beijing Are Forging a New World Order

Geopolitics are on the move with a possibly violent upheaval in the offing. Earlier this month, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Xi Jinping of China donned the mantle of globalism – promising to carry the torch about

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Bob Dylan: Things Have Not Changed

In 1963, The National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee handed its annual Tom Paine Award to Bob Dylan for his contribution to the fight for civil liberties. The 22-year old Dylan did in fact show up to its Bill of Rights

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Davos: Growing Awareness of Growing Unease

William F Browder of Hermitage Capital Management has been a Davos regular for over twenty years, unfailingly embarking every January on a pilgrimage to the Swiss resort town to mingle with his peers, swap experiences, and ponder the challenges ahead.

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Davos: Till We Meet Again – Bankers Packing Up

Dutch Finance Minister and President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem is worried that the increased insularity of thought displayed by Prime Minister Theresa May will prove near-fatal for the United Kingdom: “We’ll probably meet again twenty years from now. By

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Grant Thornton: Mobility – A Double Edged Sword?

It would be hard to imagine a chef working without a culinary knife. Different kinds of knives serve different purposes. If used appropriately, these knives can do wonders for their users. However, if used carelessly or even abused, they can

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Otaviano Canuto, World Bank: What’s Ailing the Brazilian Economy?

Brazil’s GDP is poised to decline by close to 7% in 2015-2016. Per capita GDP in 2016 is likely to shrink by more than 10% as compared to three years ago. We argue here that a double malaise has been

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