News and Trends

India Likely To Start Free Trade Agreement With GCC

As per reports, India has already implemented a free trade pact with the UAE in May this year

News and Trends

Nykaa Joins Hands With Apparel Group To Expand In GCC Region

As per market studies, the market value of cosmetics products in the GCC was estimated at $6.9 billion in 2016 and it is expected to reach $13 billion in 2022

News and Trends

Qatar Financial Centre And Founder Institute Come Together To Strengthen Qatar's Business Ecosystem

The MoU records the intention of both parties to pursue areas of mutual collaboration, keeping in mind QFC's target sectors, which include digital, technology, financial services, and professional business services.

Growth Strategies

With An Aim To Make Food Accessible And Equitable, The GCC Agtech Revolution Has Begun

The industry enablers that can successfully fundraise and commercialize their technology today will become the Teslas and SpaceXs of the agtech world tomorrow.

Growth Strategies

Bahrain: A Fintech Frontier Calling For Pioneers

Catalyzed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, something more radical than even the unprecedented consumer uptake of financial technologies is taking place in the GCC fintech space.

Women Entrepreneur™

Amani Circle Founder And CEO Deborah Webster On Creating A More Ethical, Responsible, And Sustainable Way Of Doing Business

Webster started her career in the marketing field, which is what got her convinced in the power of relationships. In the midst of Webster talking about her love of building things in new domains, I notice that this part of her story carries a lesson for how to go about making decisions in difficult situations- so, dear reader, pay attention!

Starting a Business

Kuwait's On-Demand Car Wash App Offers Convenience to Customers

Ghaseel, Kuwait's biggest on-demand car wash app, allows its users to get their car washed and have detailing services done anytime and anywhere.

Growth Strategies

Why 2019 And 2020 Will Be Great Vintage Years For Investing In The UAE And KSA

To survive and thrive, consumer-facing businesses in the UAE and KSA will need to be managed much more professionally and tightly than they were in the past.


Redefining Perceptions: Amal Dokhan, Director, Babson Global Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Saudi Arabia

Amal Dokhan, Director, Babson Global Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (BGCEL) in Saudi Arabia, on the Kingdom's reception to (and aptitude for) change.

Growth Strategies

Creative Pursuits: Anna Szonyi, Director, AR.Gallery + Studio

What does it take to be a part of the GCC's art gallery scene? Anna Szonyi of AR Gallery + Studio shares her insights.

News and Trends

The Five Industry Sectors Keeping The GCC On The Global Map

While the GCC is a small economy, some players in its leading sectors of healthcare, retail, transport and logistics, energy and power and real estate stand proudly on the global scene.


Driving Opportunity: Three Recommendations To Help Spur Entrepreneurship In Kuwait

By drawing on lessons learned from other "clusters of innovation" such as those in smaller European countries or Singapore, we found that Kuwait has an opportunity to be strategically focused on areas of local strength.

Growth Strategies

The How-To: Ensuring Integrity And Succession Planning In UAE's Family Businesses

Taking certain precautionary measures in governance control is extremely important for the integrity and future of a family business.


Infographic: LinkedIn And Strategy&'s Empowering The GCC Digital Workforce Study

The Empowering the GCC digital workforce: Building adaptable skills in the digital era report found that the proportion of digital jobs GCC countries are particularly low- accounting for only 1.7% of the GCC workforce.

Growth Strategies

Redefining Pricing Strategies As GCC Gets Set To Welcome VAT

The UAE, until now a tax-free country, announced that Value-added tax (VAT) is to be introduced in 2018, which as a whole, will intensify price pressure and deteriorate margins, making price management more important than ever.