Alex Thursby became CEO of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) in 2013. He tells CNBC of the bank's plans to secure more of its home market, and more opportunities abroad.
The rise of Middle Eastern and Asian financial institutions marks the beginning of a new era, according to NBAD's chief executive Alex Thursby.
Dubai has won the bid to host the 2020 World Expo the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) announced after counting the votes in Paris.
Abu Dhabi's government is spending big on infrastructure, but its mission to become economic powerhouse isn't without its complications.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble takes a tour through Abu Dhabi's luxury goods market as high end brands open stores in the emirate.
Dubai's multi-billion dollar building projects are back, five years on from the property bust that left countless building unfinished. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.
Join Access: Middle East in Abu Dhabi as we catch-up with US President Barack Obama's former National Security Advisor, General Jim Jones.
Retired four-star General Jim Jones tells Access: Middle East about the choice facing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Plus, how engagement from the US private sector can impact security in countries like Iraq and Pakistan for the better.
US President Barack Obama's former National Security Advisor talks to Access: Middle East about America's surveillance programs and the role of the private sector in cyber security.
Fadi Ghandour, founder and vice-chairman of ARAMEX, tells CNBC how an idea in 1982 grew into the region's largest logistics firm, and the only Arab company to have been listed on the NASDAQ.
In an exclusive interview, Fadi Ghandour explains how the turmoil in the Middle East helped create opportunities for ARAMEX over the years, and which frontier markets are next on his list.
Fadi Ghandour's success as an entrepreneur has been the focus of several case studies. He shares some of his insights in this exclusive interview.
Reports that Emirates Airline was poised to sign a $30 billion 100-jet deal with Boeing drew a swift refusal to comment from the carrier on Monday.
Saudi women are planning to get behind the wheel on Saturday, defying a stern warning by the Kingdom's ministry of interior and pressing for change in the world's last male-only driving nation.
In an exclusive interview, Iraq's Ambassador to France, HE Fareed Yasseen, tells CNBC what the Iraqi government is doing to make the country more business friendly. Plus, how close Iraq is to fulfilling its energy potential.
Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, tells CNBC why regional firms, not international conglomerates, have the know-how to navigate in Iraq.
The President of the US Business Council in Iraq, Hussain Qaragholi, tells CNBC what international firms face in-country. Plus, how security costs can impact your bottom line.
Dubai's property market is becoming too hot. On Sunday, the government began doubling real estate transaction fees to four percent.
In an exclusive interview from his home in the West Bank, Palestinian billionaire Munib al-Masri tells CNBC about his push for mideast peace.
As Chairman of the Palestinian Development and Investment Company, Munib al-Masri is responsible for about 25% of the Palestinian economy. In this exclusive interview with CNBC, al-Masri talks about the opportunities to invest in the Palestine Exchange.
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