Ankush Chibber

Managing Editor

Ankush Chibber
Ankush is a journalist hailing from India, who has edited and written for publications in his home country, the UAE, US, and UK. Previously the editor of Gulf Business in Dubai and of Entrepreneur in India, Ankush is a keen student of economics, a follower of Manchester United since 1996 and a disciple of Archer.

This Is What The Dubai Government Is Doing For Startups

The Dubai entrepreneurial wheel just got another spoke.Dubai Chamber and technology giant IBM announced today the launch of the Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative to consolidate and support the Dubai's startup ecosystem.The... (contd.)

Here’s Why Doing Business In Oman Will Get Costlier

Business owners in Oman would have to reconfigure their revenue models again if reports that  Oman will be the first country in the GCC to implement the long-planned value added tax (VAT) are true.According... (contd.)

Saudi Business Owners Better Not Steal Their Employees’ Weekends

The Saudi government is coming down hard against companies and business owners who count weekends as part of an employee's annual leave.According to a report in The Makkah Arabic Daily, companies which... (contd.)

The Booming Arab Art Scene Is Fuelling This twoFour54-Backed Startup

Abu Dhabi's media and entertainment investments arm has has taken a stake in Collectionair, an online platform and curated marketplace for fine art from emerging markets, including the Middle East and Africa,... (contd.)

Apple Goes Small With iPhone SE, Launches In The UAE

Apple announced the launch of a new smaller and cheaper iPhone this Monday along with a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.Called the the iPhone SE, the new model comes with a 4-inch display... (contd.)

The Head Of UAE’s Top SME Fund Has A Message For Small Business Owners

The chairman of the UAE's biggest financial supporter of small and medium enterprises (SME) has warned that banks in the country are likely to pull back from supporting them.Hussain Al Nowais, chairman... (contd.)

This Is Why Your Star Employee Will Be Leaving The GCC In 2016

In what could impact the flow of expat talent into the GCC, average pay rises across the GCC are set to be lower in 2016 than at any time over the past... (contd.)

What The Region’s Richest Think About The GCC economy

A new survey of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) has revealed dipping economic sentiment at both a global and a Gulf level.According to a survey conducted by Dubai's Emirates Investment Bank, at a... (contd.)

Dubai’s Startups Get A New Crowd Investment Platform

Emerging businesses in Dubai now have another avenue to raise funds with the launch of Venturefin, an equity and loan crowd investment platform.Founded by Dubai-based entrepreneurs Ibrahim Jaber and Ahmed Al Qassimi,... (contd.)

These Are The GCC’s Most Entrepreneurial People

More than 4 out of 10 Qataris (41%) ranked ‘running my own business’ as their ideal job role, according to a new report by Oxford Strategic Consulting.According to the report, similar views... (contd.)

This Middle East Shipping Giant Is Looking For Startups To Buy

Dubai-based logistics firm Aramex has said that it is looking to buy up to three companies this year as it looks to expand its footprint and e-commerce business.According to a report in... (contd.)

Danger Signs: This UAE Bank Is Winding Down Its SME Arm

United Arab Bank (UAB) will wind down its SME unit to focus on larger companies in a bid to return to profit, after being hit hard by a surge in debt defaults... (contd.)

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