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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 14 August 2018

Business Extra podcast: DP World's row with Djibouti will have far-reaching consequences

We also look at a busy year from the downstream-energy sector, SoftBank's huge profits and more in this episode

The DP World-Djibouti ruling will have far-reaching consequences for investment in Africa and confidence in DP World's vision. AFP
The DP World-Djibouti ruling will have far-reaching consequences for investment in Africa and confidence in DP World's vision. AFP

DP World is asserting the validity of a London arbitration court ruling in its favour against the government of Djibouti over the seizure of the Doraleh container terminal. This is a row that will have far-reaching consequences for investment in Africa and confidence in DP World's vision.

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

Also discussed in this episode:

  • The first half of 2018 saw lots of activity in the downstream-energy sector. Jennifer Gnana helps us analyse these developments and how changing consumer habits could affect segments the energy industry.
  • Enormous profits by Japanese company SoftBank seem to vindicate moves made by founder Masayoshi Son. His Vision Fund, set up last year, has grown SoftBank from a telecoms conglomerate to a holdings group with investments in the world’s most influential technology companies. What was Son's best deal?
  • A recent survey finds many job-seekers fresh out of university have not received proper help with career advice before joining the job market. Our hosts have some pointers of our own.

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