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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

8 months ago

UAE Introduces VAT Refunds For Businesses

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has begun implementing VAT refunds for business visitors, with an application form available on its website. 
By Jason Lasardo 5 min read
8 months ago

World Trade Growth Slows As Protectionism Increases

World trade will continue to face strong headwinds in 2019 and 2020 after falling short of its 2018 growth forecast, the World Trade Organization said.
By Jason Lasardo 5 min read
8 months ago

Fitch’s Latest Report Sheds Light On Saudi Aramco – The World’s Most Profitable Company

Ahead of its $10 billion bond issue, Saudi Aramco has taken the spot of the world’s most profitable company.
By Jason Lasardo 5 min read
7 months ago

Lessons in Climate Diplomacy: We Need Hope and Trust

Over the past few years, the international community’s attention to the issue of climate change has increased significantly.
By Jason Lasardo 11 min read
7 months ago

Regional Technology Enthusiasts Unlock Their Potential at Microsoft Ignite Tour in Dubai

More than 3,200 technology enthusiasts from across the Middle East and Africa gathered in Dubai for Microsoft’s Ignite conference.
By Jason Lasardo 7 min read
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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