Archive for February, 2011

Dubai at six-year low..

Posted in Dubai, General with tags , on February 27, 2011 by ewansheriff

Some downbeat economic news today..

“Dubai’s index tumbled to a six-year low and Oman saw its largest drop in two years on Monday as widening protests in the sultanate and a steep drop in Saudi stocks a day earlier sparked a sell-off on Gulf markets. Dubai dropped 3.8 per cent to its lowest finish since June 2004. Volumes hit a four-week high and were triple those of Sunday, indicating rising selling pressure..”

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Ewan’s Personal Life – in his own words

Posted in Ewan Sheriff with tags , , on February 21, 2011 by ewansheriff

Ewan has written an extensive piece on his personal history and made it available on his personal website. You can visit the website and read the entire article here : Ewan Sheriff Personal

Here is a teaser;

“I attended Forthill Primary school in Broughty Ferry until leaving to join The High School of Dundee in 1980. Throughout my school years I was a keen sportsman , playing football, golf and swimming together with rugby and athletics at secondary school. I was a member of First XV before leaving school at the end of fifth year in 1985 to go to University to study Law . I completed my honours course there and graduated in1989 before also studying the diploma in legal practice, obtaining that one year later in 1990..”

Ewan’s Life and Career Progression

Posted in Ewan Sheriff with tags , , , on February 15, 2011 by ewansheriff

Read all about not only Ewan’s school days, but the way his career has progressed over the years, including his move from the UK to the Middle East. Here is an extract of an article published recently online;

“..Mr Sheriff holds eighteen years of high-profile experience in the Commercial, Real Estate and Asset Management arenas, with high-exposure firms located in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, respectively. At the end of 2009, having long held an interest in the Middle East and it’s business opportunities, Ewan Sheriff sought to embrace the regions richer and more balanced lifestyle for himself, his wife and his three young children..”

Read the entire article about the life and career of Ewan Sheriff.

UAE set to be Iraq’s top Gulf trade partner

Posted in General with tags , on February 9, 2011 by ewansheriff

“The UAE will be Iraq’s primary GCC investment partner once the war-torn country has established economic and political stability, a leading economist has said. John Sfankaniakis, chief economist at Saudi Banque Fransi, told Arabian Business that due to the UAE’s sizable Iraqi community and an interest in trade rather than investment, the country would top its closest competitor, Saudi Arabia..”

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