Category: Leader’s OB

Free fall of emerging market currencies – by Matein Khalid

Emerging market currencies, now trading at their weakest level since the Bernanke Fed’s “taper tantrum” in May 2013, face multiple risks in the last quarter of 2015. Federal Reserve rate hikes, contagion from China’s financial market turmoil/yuan devaluation, collapse in oil prices (West Texas crude prices have fallen by a shocking 25 per cent since […]

The grey area of measurement – by M.Sudhakar Reddy

Measurement of area is critical in real estate since selling prices and rental rates are usually based on this measurement. For a buyer to compare two different pieces of real estate unit rate is probably the only way. Unfortunately, there are no universal standards and even in the same market, different sellers and lessees use […]

Diversifying investment – by Zakir Banatwala

We spent the last month visiting several GCC Financial Centres meeting a mix of businessmen, asset managers and bankers, where we were invited to present our Global Fund. Although we were prepared for the barrage of “where are oil prices headed”, what shocked us is the lack of diversification and over exposure to oil by […]

Harnessing the power of data – by Mohamed Nayaz

Companies across the world are developing the technical capacity to analyse the vast amount of information they have captured. They are using the insights generated from that data to build stronger customer relationships, reach new customers and improve the bottom line. According to Gartner, the MENA region’s business intelligence (BI) software revenue is estimated to […]