October 2010

SURVEYS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Emerging markets to the fore

BusinessToday catches up with Frank-Jurgen Richter, chairman, Horasis, who organised the inaugural Global Arab Business Meeting in Ras al Khaimah

Autofocus

News from the world of automobiles

Life lessons

From the military

Reflections

John E Stubbs, Head of Personal Financial Services HSBC Bank Middle East

The friendly dragon

The trade relationship between Oman and China goes back a long way. In an exclusive interview H E Pan Weifang, China’s Ambassador to Oman, talks about how the two nations are renewing their ties in the context of the new world order

Motoring

The new Volkswagen Touareg is longer, lighter, sleeker, safer, and roomier than its predecessor

Headway in education

Prospects for Majan College remain bright as the institute taps its international tie-ups to offer more courses

Diversifying the focus

Rajan Bharti Mittal, president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry talks to Ramya Dilipkumar on Oman-India cooperation

SUGAR ‘N’ SPICE

Outlook for F&B sector looks promising despite the entry of several new players, as restaurateurs say success is determined by flavour, innovation and experience

NRIs face the music of DTC in India

In the absence of personal tax in Oman, which has a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with India, it remains to be seen as to which authority in Oman would issue a Tax Residency Certificate, which is necessary for an NRI to get tax exemption in India

The perfect match

The process of identifying a suitable agency partner is complicated by simple misunderstandings and mismanagement at the client’s end

Differentiating for success

In the real estate business, differentiation is a strategy that must be identified, developed, and promoted

Basel III: a death knell for LCs?

In the hoopla around the announcement of Basel III agreement, many have missed an innocuous provision that could pose a serious threat to international trade

Essential communications

H E Marwan Juma, Jordanian Minister of Information and Communication Technology, keynote speakers at MENA ICT Forum on the importance of ICT in MENA region, its impact on society and business opportunities

Looking good

Essentials, gadgets and accessories that complete your corporate style statement