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The Middle East Point of View issue #1

Offering insights into the region's hot issues

The Middle East takes a fresh look at restructuring
Chris Ward

In the post-Dubai World era, a fresh look at restructuring is required, which should no longer be forced on companies nor carried out behind closed doors.
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Fraud - A stain on the road to recovery
Simon Charlton

Fraud poses great risks to companies in the Middle East as they struggle to maintain or recover their market position. The reverse side of the coin is that combating fraud presents these same companies with opportunities. The region should not ignore the chance to redefine itself as an archetype of transparency and good governance.
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 CFO Optimism - An opportunity in uncertain times
James Babb

The only thing that an optimist cannot view as positive is a pessimist. This is certainly what has transpired from the Deloitte Middle East CFO Survey of October 2009.
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The Business of Intelligence
Hassib Jaber

Never has the adage "knowledge is power" been truer than in today's business environment. With a world economy bedridden with the flu, we are all after information that helps us take the right decisions. Business Intelligence (BI) is currently the buzz word around the Middle East region as it is around most of the globe.
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Back to basics: reconstructing risk management
Cynthia Corby

From skyrocketing prices of construction materials and labor to the suspension, or outright cancelation of projects due to lack of financing, construction companies in the Gulf, particularly in Dubai, have navigated their fair share of turbulent waters.
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 Taxation in the Gulf takes the first remedy
Nauman Ahmed

The replacing of decades-old laws by modern principles is a positive step. But is it enough? The simples answer is no.
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Middle East telecom - Braving the Wind of Change
Saba Sindaha

in a challenging business environment, customer service, network quality and cost price will be the key drivers which operators will have to focus on to reduce subscriber turnover and increase market share in an already highly-penetrated market.
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Corporate responsibility in the 21st Century
Deloitte Middle East Corporate Responsibility Team

In economically recessive times, many companies in the Middle East may place their philanthropic and social causes onto the backburner as they try to balance their finances. This is a mistake.
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Sustainability, a growing business imperative
Fadi Sidani

Businesses in the Middle East have multiple windows of opportunity to become more sustainable. As such, companies need to take notice and realize that sustainability is not merely a fad but rather, a business imperative.
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Becoming a Middle East Best Employer
Point of View

What does it take to be recognized as a best employer in today's business world.
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