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Mary Sophia

Deputy Editor - Forbes Middle East

At Forbes Middle East, I write about some of the most successful entrepreneurs and companies that are shaping the regional economies. I’ve covered industries such as banking, technology, real estate, healthcare, aviation and travel during my time at Forbes Middle East. A seasoned journalist with an extensive experience in business reporting, I’ve interviewed cabinet ministers and CEOs to get the inside scoop. A long-term resident of the UAE, I have previously worked as a reporter for Gulf Business and have interned at The National and BBC News Middle East.

ARTICLES

4 weeks ago

As World Economic Forum Gets Underway, IMF Cuts Global Growth To 3.5% In 2019

The fund held steady the growth projections for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan at 2.4% in 2019, with prospects improving slightly to 3% in 2020.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
4 weeks ago

These Top Brands Have Created The Most Positive Buzz In 2018

Findings are in from the annual YouGov BrandIndex Buzz Rankings, which lists the brands that have generated the most positive buzz over the last year.
By Mary Sophia 6 min read
4 weeks ago

Nearly 59% Of UAE Workers Rely On Gratuity To Fund Retirement

The poll also found out that the majority of UAE residents expect to continue working through retirement as well.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
4 weeks ago

Saudi Arabia To Build Oil Refinery In South Africa As Part Of Its $10B Investment Plan

The location and the capacity for the refinery are yet to be decided, officials said. 
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
1 month ago

Smartphone Giant Huawei Under Probe In US For Trade Secret Theft

The investigation comes after an American firm T-Mobile filed a lawsuit against Huawei in 2014 for stealing the technology behind a robot that the former had developed to test mobile phones.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 month ago

Kuwait To Invest $20 Billion To Modernize Its Civil Aviation Sector

Kuwait could soon be spending expansively to ramp up its civil aviation sector. The investment will be done within the next 10 years, an official said. 
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
1 month ago

Etihad To Double Its Stake In Jet Airways To 49%

Following Etihad's investment, Jet Airways’ founder and chairman Naresh Goyal’s could be ceding the control within the airline. 
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 month ago

Millennials Are Outpacing Gen Xers In Building Retirement Savings

Research showed that millennials saved 19% of their income for retirement while those between the ages of 39 and 53 saved just around 16% of their income for their retirement.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read