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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and World Economic Forum host MENA Regional Fintech Roundtable

Two-day virtual event convenes central bankers, regulators, development organisations and leading FinTech firms to examine practical partnerships for digital finance growth. Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the World Economic Forum have announced the successful completion…

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Leadership lessons: biofuels

Karl W. Feilder of biofuels producer Neutral Fuels talks to Dr David Reiner of Cambridge Judge Business School about sustainability and turning cooking oil to fuel. Over the past decade, Dubai-based Neutral Fuels has pioneered commercial biofuel production in the…

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Responding to Lebanon’s crisis: mobilising philanthropic funds

A vigil for the victims of the explosium in Beirut / Mehr News Agency / CC BY The emergency in Lebanon caused by the explosion of a stock of ammonium nitrate has created a devastating new level of crisis in…

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Double whammy

Health crisis from pandemic worsens economic issues in Middle East and Northern Africa, says Dr Kamiar Mohaddes. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes The health crisis from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic exacerbates economic problems in the Middle East and North Africa caused by…

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Forbes: Innovating your way out of the resource curse

A new book “Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies" co-edited by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes, University Senior Lecturer in Economics & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in a Forbes article. The book addresses how Arab countries…

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Oil & economics

New book co-edited by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes of Cambridge Judge Business School says stronger institutions can help oil-rich Arab countries avoid the 'resource curse'. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes A new book co-edited by Kamiar Mohaddes of Cambridge Judge Business School addresses…

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Arabian Business: Middle East missing opportunities for global brand diplomacy

CEO of Crescent Group and a member of Advisory Board at Cambridge Judge Business School Badr Jafar was speaking the Arabian Business Forum in Dubai. He said Middle East countries are “lagging behind in the rest of the world when…

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Military spending did not “crowd out” welfare in Middle East prior to Arab Spring

Findings dispute "guns versus butter" narrative as a major factor behind the Arab Spring. Researchers caution against uncritically applying lessons from Western nations to interpret public policy decisions in the Middle East. Research casts doubt on the widely-held view that…

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Gulf News: Mideast corporates need to get into venture capital

Badr Jafar, CEO of the Crescent Group and a member of Advisory Board at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about capital venture capital and how MENA region could benefit from it. “In the UAE, for example, of the 10 most…

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An architect in the Middle East: building bridges with the EMBA

Nada Chahadi (EMBA 2016) is an architect from the Middle East, specialising in mega-scale building projects across the region. Nada Chahadi (EMBA 2016) is an experienced architect from Lebanon, specialising in large-scale building projects that contribute to the Middle East's…

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