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CoNTENTS 104


EdIToR-IN-ChIEF Obaid humaid Al tayer


GRoUP EdIToR aNd MaNaGING PaRTNER Ian Fairservice


GRoUP SENIoR EdIToR Gina Johnson


SENIoR EdIToR Guido duken


EdIToR Alicia Buller alicia@motivate.ae


BUSINESS EdIToR Jonathan Sheikh-miller jonathanm@motivate.ae


BUSINESS WRITER Aarti Nagraj


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EdIToRIaL CooRdINaToR — BUSINESS hilda d’Souza hilda@motivate.ae


aRT dIRECToR tarak Parekh tarak@motivate.ae


dESIGNER Charlie Banalo charlie@motivate.ae


JUNIoR dESIGNER Roui Francisco rom@motivate.ae


PhoToGRaPhERS Farooq Salik; Naveed Ahmed; Vikram Gawde; Victor Besa


CoNTRIBUToRS Ryan harrison; Rom miclat; Peter Shaw-Smith; thomas Board; Adrian mourby


SENIoR PRodUCTIoN MaNaGER S Sunil Kumar PRodUCTIoN MaNaGER C Sudhakar PRodUCTIoN CoNTRoLLER Binu Purandaran


doWNTIME 99


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TRAVEL Explore history at Shanghai’s art deco palace, the Peace Hotel.


CRUISE Reviewed: BMW 6 Series 650i.


ART


Christie’s unveils new sales format in the Middle East. BOOKS


Gulf Business rounds up a selection of business reading.


PLACES TO BE Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan opens its doors at the DIFC.


daTa CRUNCh 93


REGULaRS 110


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STATS Regional mergers, acquisitions and bond issuances.


EVENTS The Gulf’s top business conferences.


GULF BUSINESS PREFERRED HOTELS A selection of the region’s top rooms.


IN YOUR SHOES Doug Speck, senior vice president, Volvo.


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