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Daily highlights and exclusive interviews from Dubai's most informative news and business radio show. With a round-up of the day’s most important business stories, providing local content and context on the international issues that matter.Presented by Richard Dean & Brandy Scott.
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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed flew from Korea to China, where he begins a two-day state visit. We get the reaction to that UAE-China visit from Billionaire investor Patrick Tsang live from Hong Kong. Plus, restaurant special - we find out what it takes to last nearly quarter of century in the Dubai F&B industry with Lime Tree and the man whose business is filling restaurants with beautifulSee for privacy information.
The Business Breakfast has a working theory that half of Dubai is going to Italy this summer. We test that theory with travel expert Emily Jenkins of DW Travel. Plus, with the gold price hovering just off record highs, we're joined by the global chief market strategist of the World Gold Council, John Reade. And, as the UAE pumps Dhs30 billion into new industry, where are we going to build all the factories? Saud Abu Al Shawareb, EVP of Industrial, Dubai Industrial City has the answers.See for privacy information.
The third edition of the Make it in the Emirates Forum and its accompanying exhibition kicked off on Monday at the Abu Dhabi Energy Center. H.E Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) live from the capital told us about the forum and the main takeaways from the event so far. We also speak to people who make it in the Emirates including perfume company boss Rawya Cato. Plus, the man with Dhs5 billion to finance the factories Ahmed Al Naqbi, CEO of Emirates Development Bank.See for privacy information.
That's according to the Financial Times. Matt Stanley, Head of Market Engagement, EMEA & APA at Kpler disagree, he told us why. Plus, we look at what the increase in business Etihad Credit Insurance tells us about the UAE's export sector with CEO Raja Al Mazrouei. And we talk the finance of football, after Al Ain’s dramatic victory in Saturday’s Asian Champions League final with sports dealmaker Marc Archer.See for privacy information.
American social media guru & serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk joined us live in studio. He’s got 15 million followers and a new book. Plus, research says that millennials are ‘quiet vacationing’ rather than asking their boss for PTO. Is it acceptable? We asked Nathalie Spree, Partner, August Leadership. And we spoke to the CEO of Adnoc Drilling about what the latest share sale means for investors.See for privacy information.
We've got the preliminary numbers out for GDP for UAE economy, we crunch the numbers with Ed Bell, Senior Director, Market Economics, Emirates NBD. Plus, analyst Josh Gilbert from eToro on those Nvidia earnings beating expections. Wio bank has achieved profitability in its first year of operations, we speak to CEO Jayesh Patel. And ss World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab (semi) retires, former Davos boss Fred Sicre joins live in studio.See for privacy information.
22 May 2024. We hear from Novo Nordisk UAE Vice President Mads Bo Larsen about the local supply and demand for Ozempic and Wegovy. And after Emirates announced their staff will receive bonuses worth 20-weeks of salary we had a big bonus debate: should all staff recieve the same bonus, or should it just be for high performers? HR expert Amanda White gives us her thoughts. Plus, in the midst of the UAE IPO boom, we look at how the average Joe can get involved in the fun. See for privacy information.
21 May 2024. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths reveals DXBs record breaking Q1 numbers live on the show.  We also speak to the CEO of education company Alef about its IPO plan and we look at the economy of Ajman, as we’re joined in the studio by H.E. Ismail al Naqi, head of the Emirate’s Free Zone Authority. See for privacy information.
20 May 2024. Ford Middle East has seen its highest Q1 sales in nearly a decade - we speak to regional president Ravi Ravi-chandran. Plus, Wizz Air has launched the region's first flight subscription service -  we speak to their MD Johan Eidhagen. And, Indian cricket legend MS Dhoni speaks to the Business Breakfast! Lessons on leadership from the man who won two World Cups and five IPL titles, while building a $100 million fortune. See for privacy information.
17 May 2024. We take a sneak peak inside the new airport with Dubai World Central Corporation boss His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin. Plus, Dubai proptech Keyper has more than 30 million dollars in credit and equity to play with - we'll find out what they plan to do with it. And, former SBS soldier and adventurer Ant Middleton joins us live in studio - we find out why he decided to relocate his family and business to Dubai. See for privacy information.
16 May 2024. US inflation fell to 3.4 per cent for April - raising expectations of a rate cut this year - we get reaction from Dan Richards of Emirates NBD on whether it's a good or bad print and what it could mean for Fed decisions. One month on from the floods, we're looking back at the events that took place - we find out if the rain stopped play in terms of buying houses with Zhann Johincke, COO of Property Monitor. And we speak to insurance company Wataniya about where we are with insurance claims since the wild weather. Plus, we're joined by Espace Real Estate - should you buy a property in a community that got hit badly by the rains?See for privacy information.
15 May 2024. It's earnings deadline day – we discuss Emaar Development reporting record property sales in Q1 – soaring 50% to Dhs13 billion, and speak to CBRE's Taimur Khan who's seeing office rents and occupancy creep up further in Q1. We also speak to Dnata CEO Steve Allen who joins us live in studio to go through their record profits and the possibility of an IPO. Plus, Spinneys CEO Sunil Kumar tells us about their rise in profits and the challenges they're facing getting stock on shelves. And, Property Finder CEO Michael Lahyani also live in the studio, on that unicorn-sized tech deal.See for privacy information.
14 May 2024. We  go through the Emirates airline numbers - and bonuses. Will Emirates reinvest this money into the airline and are higher air fares here to stay?. Plus, we speak to ADNOC Drilling's CFO about their 26% rise in Q1 net profit. We'll also hear from United Airlines as they mark one year of their nonstop service between Dubai and New York. And, the number of Emiratis working in the private sector has almost tripled since 2021 - we find out how, with the team behind a new government report. See for privacy information.
13 May 2024. We speak to the CEO of Abu Dhabi AI giant Presight about their Q1 numbers - and why they've taken a big chunk of AIQ. Plus, Maesk has a big new boat that runs on green methanol. We look at the challenges the shipping industry faces in going green with local boss Christopher Cook. And, 78% of AI users are now bringing their own AI tools to work - we find out what this means for employers with Zubin Chagpar of Microsoft. We'll also cross live to Richard Dean who's in Chennai in the middle of the Indian elections and the IPL season. See for privacy information.
10 May 2024. We'll have the latest from the trading floor as Rich was down there to keep his eye on the share price. We'll also have the latest on Eitad's earnings and aspirations for growth as we hear from CEO Antonoaldo Neves. Wayne Beifus, Chief Financial Officer, ADNOC Distribution tells us about their Q1 2024 net profit of $165 million before tax, up 13% year-on-year and we'll hear from Faraz Ahmed, Research Director, JLL MENA about over 30,000 residential units that are set to be delivered in the UAE by the end of the year. Plus, we have an extended exit interview with a Dubai retail legend, who’s retiring after 41 years leading Dubai Duty Free. Colm Mcloughlin joins us to talk about the highlights of his epic career at DDF.See for privacy information.
09 May 2024. We speak to the CEO of Dubai Taxi, Mansoor Al Falasi, about higher fares, longer trips, and expansion into other emirates after their record profits of 15% in Q1. We also hear from Dubai tourism boss,  Issam Kazim,  about his aims for visitor numbers this year - and the marketing challenge posed by last month's rains. And, we speak to Conor McHugh, Founder, Alchemy Search about why they've seen a lot of jobseekers securing roles in Q1 and who's hiring. Plus, we discuss the news that Dubai Duty Free CEO Colm McLoughlin is set to retire after 41 years with the organisation. See for privacy information.
08 May 2024. We have the latest on the Dubai Taxi Q1 results with net profit up 15%, plus we're talking to the ADNOC Gas CFO about their Q1 numbers. We also hear from H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, the CEO and Chairman of Emirates - Richard joined HH in the majlis at the Emirates stand at ATM where he talked about everything from the impact of the rains to the new Al Maktoum Airport. And, we hear from the DIFC as they expect an influx of new firms this year.See for privacy information.
07 May 2024. As the Arabian Travel Market continues this week, we're focusing on all things tourism with Dubai tourist numbers jumping 11% in Q1. We also speak to Etihad Airways CEO Antonoaldo Neves on 30% growth, IPO rumours and flying economy class. Plus, we discuss record visitor numbers for Yas and Saadiyat islands with the CEO of Miral. And, we'll find out about Hilton's plans for expansion in the Middle East with their president Guy Hutchinson. See for privacy information.
06 May 2024. We go through the latest Saudi PMI numbers with economist Dr Chris Payne as Saudi's non-oil private sector continued its growth momentum in April. Plus, we've got a big focus on the Arabian Travel Market which kicks off this week- we're speaking to RAK tourism boss Raki Philips about Ras Al Khaimah tourism hitting 1.22 million visitors last year. And we talk social media with the regional boss of Snapchat - global revenue surged 21% this year, but what about the Middle East? See for privacy information.
03 May 2024. We discuss the UAE private sector growth falling to an 8 month low following heavy rains. Plus we have the latest on earnings from Tecom and Apple - and we find out what's moving the markets following that Fed meeting. We also look at the economics of olive oil. As scorching summers wreak havoc with the olive harvest, we speak to the team from JM Foods in Dubai. As extreme weather around the world messes with events - we find out how the industry is coping with TEC boss Natalie Crampton. And, the UAE has increased its oil production capacity - we speak to oil expert Amina Baker.See for privacy information.
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