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Invest in your staff… but what if they don’t stay?

A CFO asks the CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?” The CEO replies, “What happens if we don’t and they stay?” The most effective management practices aren’t incidental, they are tied directly to your company’s values. Most leaders can agree that employee development is a critical part […]

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5 TIPS TO WORKING FROM ANYWHERE

Ditch the desk and combine your career with travelling around the world In more ways than you can count, the internet has completely revolutionised the way we work. New opportunities, careers and systems have been born from this now everyday technology. In varying degrees, many individuals have chosen to leverage this technology in order to […]

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What oil price reverse means for Dubai property

Opinion: As the price rally for crude falters, what is the impact on real estate forecasts, asks Zaki Ameer As we close the books on Q4 of 2017 and reflect on the most recent quarter, it’s clear that major political events to the west, and OPEC oil controls limiting production, have put pressure on and […]

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2018: A Year of Off-Plan Sale

Buying off-plan has been bit of an unpopular word sincethe dark days of the property crash in 2008, when scores of buy-toflip investors were left out of pocket. However, as speculated off-plan buying is making a comeback in 2018. Most major developers now offer generous payment plans for their off-plan projects, yet in a bid […]

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What oil price reverse means for Dubai property

Opinion: As the price rally for crude falters, what is the impact on real estate forecasts, asks Zaki Ameer As we close the books on Q4 of 2017 and reflect on the most recent quarter, it’s clear that major political events to the west, and OPEC oil controls limiting production, have put pressure on and […]

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Developers and brokers absorb VAT costs, for now

Developers in Dubai are not passing on value added tax-related costs to property buyers as yet. This is, in turn, affecting their margins. But at some point, they are likely to do so since their margins continue to be squeezed. Contractors have already started passing on VAT-related costs to developers in the UAE. For residential […]

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