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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 19 November 2018

Business Extra podcast: What do the banking sector's Q2 earnings tell us?

We look at a big quarter for many of the region's biggest banks and talk to Trukkin's CEO about running a successful start-up.
First Abu Dhabi Bank in Khalidiya. Reem Mohammed / The National

First Abu Dhabi Bank's second-quarter profits soared past expectations, as did those for many of the UAE's biggest banks. Could an uptick in the financial sector be a sign that the worst of the economic downturn is behind us?

Hosts Mustafa Alrawi and Chris Nelson discuss this and more in this week's Business Extra podcast. Listen here:

Also in this episode:

  • They discuss how the Apple X has not performed up to the same technological standards as current-generation devices from competitors. Will that affect sales?
  • How will this week's monumental peace talks between Ethiopia and Eritrea in Abu Dhabi affect trade and other economic sectors in the region?
  • And we have a conversation with Janardan Dalmia, the CEO of Trukkin, a commercial logistics start-up based in Dubai about. How has his company gained a foothold in the transport industry?

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