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Jason Lasardo

Senior Researcher

I along with my team make the rankings and lists at Forbes Middle East, we collect and collate data, value and rank individuals. I have been making lists at Forbes Middle East for the past 5 years, prior to which I worked with investment banks, I have an MBA and I'm Chartered Management Accountant charter holder

ARTICLES

2 weeks ago

Who Are OPEC’s Non-Arab Members?

Many assume that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is a cartel consisting of Middle Eastern countries, but today OPEC has more non-Arab members than Arab ones - here they are.
By Jason Lasardo 6 min read
2 weeks ago

UAE banks to pay $5.1 billion Dividends for FY 2018

A total of $5.1 billion of dividends have been proposed by 18 listed UAE national banks for 2018—12.2% up from $4.5 billion in 2017 due to incresased profits.
By Jason Lasardo 3 min read
2 weeks ago

Farfetch Founder José Neves Re-enters Billionaires Club, Thanks To Two Major Deals

José Neves, founder of UK-based luxury fashion online retailer Farfetch, is the newest billionaire on block after two deals propelled its stock to rise 40% in the last five trading sessions.
By Jason Lasardo 4 min read
3 weeks ago

ADIA to Invest Half a Billion in Indian Bailout Fund

The fund is being anchored by a US$500 million commitment from ADIA. It will target pre-stress and distressed opportunities, with a focus on providing financial support to pre-stress businesses.
By Jason Lasardo 6 min read
3 weeks ago

UAE Tourism Set To Grow From Five Key Source Markets

In total the UAE is expected to welcome 8.92 million visitors from these India, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Russia and China by 2023.
By Jason Lasardo 3 min read
3 weeks ago

Where To Live For Lower School Fees

A school fee report published this month by education site, Edarabia, has revealed that schools in old Dubai are significantly cheaper than schools in the more recently developed parts of the emirate.
By Jason Lasardo 5 min read
3 weeks ago

Huawei Launches World’s Fastest 5G Foldable Phone

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has launched what it claims to be the world’s fastest 5G foldable phone Huawei Mate X - the latest addition to the Huawei Mate series.
By Jason Lasardo 4 min read
3 weeks ago

Berkshire Hathaway Lost $25.4B In Q4 2018, But That Is Not Their Biggest Concern

 Billionaire Warren Buffet’s investment firm Berkshire Hathaway reported a profit of $4 billion during the financial year of 2018 on the back of a $3 billion loss in food giant Kraft Heinz. This is...
By Jason Lasardo 4 min read