Issue Number:213, August 2016


Free yourself from the cubicle

Q: I’m currently working full time in the government information technology sector. However, I’ve always felt that I needed to do something more, maybe get out there and start a business. I’ve always wanted to work with my hands and build things. I’m not interested in working a dreadful job in a cubicle for the rest of my life. What would you advise me to do?  

   — Adrian Lucaci  

The real cost of unhealthy employees

Last month I wrote about corporate wellness and the calls that the article generated have been higher than on any other subject that I’ve touched on.

Time to review FDI rules

China’s policy of wooing foreign tech investors is more relevant to India from a long-term perspective.

So you think you don’t need a coach?

Executive coaching is a must for CEOs and executive directors, says Sir Charles Shaw.

Tight squeeze

Tightening of liquidity in Oman due to higher government borrowings to bridge budgetary deficit is pushing interest rates up and making things difficult for businesses in the country.

Reality check

Though average rental yields in Oman have declined sharply across all segments in the past few quarters, industry insiders express confidence that the market will stabilise in the coming months.

Endearing, sporty drive

At first glance the Macan S is instantly recognisable as a Porsche, and it does resemble its bigger brother. But when you closely watch this car and start to drive it, you will realise that Porsche Macan S has its own unique character which is very endearing.