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At a time when Gulf carriers have effectively redrawn the balance of power in the aviation industry, Etihad Airways is showing no signs of slowing down its global expansion. And part of that strategy remains focused on buying minority equity stakes in other airlines, the company’s President and CEO, James Hogan, told CNBC’s “Access: Middle East.”
As CNBC looks at the risks and opportunities facing the media industry in the Arab World, Princess Rym Ali of Jordan, founder of the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), shares her views on the rise of social media.
Tapping into the region's digital generation is both a challenge and an opportunity for media content providers. Robert Kyncl, head of global content for YouTube, Fahad Khan, founder of One Public, and Saad Mohseni of the MOBY Group provide some additional perspective.
The revolution in digital technology is posing a major challenge to traditional forms of media. CNBC looks at the regional implications with Alec Ross, senior advisor for Innovation at the US State Department, Parag Khanna, director at the New America Foundation and media scholars Zahera Harb and Matt Duffy.
Popular social media platforms including the likes of Twitter and Facebook were pushed further into the limelight with the onset of the Arab Spring. The increased adoption of powerful communication tools holds prospects for businesses to grow, while keeping the pressure on regional governments to liberalize, analysts have told CNBC.
In an exclusive interview, Riad Kamal chairman of Arabtec Construction tells CNBC that the company's revenues derived mostly from Gulf projects in 2011 and while Arabtec Construction is looking to grow by at least 15 percent per year, for now, that expansion is going to focus more on the region rather than beyond.
From the iconic Burj Khalifa to the largest women's university in the world, Arabtec Construction projects dominate Gulf city skylines. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Riad Kamal, chairman of Arabtec Construction, explains why Dubai had to suffer 2009, and what the growing influence of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Aabar means for the company.
Arabtec Construction has been involved in many of the Dubai's most iconic projects. The company's chairman, Riad Kamal, reveals how the world's tallest building came to be and shows CNBC some of the latest works in progress.
Dubai’s recovery is happening, at least that’s what stakeholders and data points are showing. And yet, for some an overreliance on Dubai before the crisis means that if one lesson has been learned, it’s that more geographical diversity is key.
Turkey may be a net energy importer, but its geostrategic location in serving as an “energy corridor” means a further escalation with neighbor Syria could reverberate to market prices and weigh on energy investments, analysts have told CNBC.
In an exclusive interview, Youssef Al Shelash, the Chairman of Saudi Arabia's largest listed property developer, tells CNBC more about where the opportunities are in the Kingdom. Plus, an inside look at Dar Al-Arkan's latest mega-mall project, and the possibility of expanding beyond national borders.
Driven by strong oil revenues, the rapid evolution engulfing Saudi Arabia today shows no signs of slowing down. Dar Al-Arkan Chairman Youssef Al Shelash sheds light on some of the problems the world's top oil exporter is facing.
One of the companies set to benefit from the Saudi Arabia's construction boom is Dar Al-Arkan, the country's largest listed property developer. In an exclusive interview, Chairman Youssef Al Shelash explained how government stimulus spending was affecting the business and why the new mortgage law is a game changer.
A sense of optimism prevails among players in the real estate market of the world’s top oil exporter. For good reason: In less than two years, several key developments in Saudi Arabia have come together, which will create a wealth of opportunities for years to come, analysts have told CNBC.
Following the acquisition of Aureos Capital, the Middle East’s largest private equity firm is poised to stretch further into the developing world, particularly in the sometimes-underrated African markets, according to Abraaj Chief Executive Officer Arif Naqvi.
The chairman of Sabanci Holding, one of Turkey’s most powerful family-run conglomerates, said no decision had yet been made on the fate of its joint venture with Europe’s largest retailer, Carrefour.
The chairman of one of Dubai’s best-known family-owned conglomerates is not considering investing in European banks again following a disappointing run as a stakeholder of Barclays.
An escalation in the euro zone debt crisis, and particularly economic conditions in Greece, would have major consequences for revenues and profitability, Emirates Airline President Tim Clark told CNBC’s “Access: Middle East.”
Samer Khoury, president of Consolidated Contractors Company, is looking for growth in the gas pipelines of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.