Hafsa Lodi for The National
Hafsa Lodi for The National

Tailored to a tee: plaid fit for the course



Sport stylish checks, plaids and androgynous footwear in honour of this weekend’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club

1. Top, Dh1,335, Victoria Beckham at Boutique 1, Mall of the Emirates, 04 395 1200. 2. Sunglasses, Dh1,300, Grey Ant Hexcel at www.theexposedhouse.com. 3. Dress, Dh250, Miss Selfridge, Yas Mall, 02 492 6693; Dubai Mall, 04 339 8016 and elsewhere. 4. Python brogues, Dh1,850, Emporio Armani at Symphony, Dubai Mall, 04 330 8050. 5. Trousers, Dh1,990, Larisa Lobanova at ValleyDez, Galleria Mall, 04 394 1290 and elsewhere. 6. Eyes bag, Dh8,025, Anya Hindmarch at Boutique 1. 7. Glitter shoes, Dh1,895, L'F Shoes at S*uce, Marina Mall, 02 681 8650; Dubai Mall, 04 339 9696. 8. Check blazer, Dh200, M&Co, Yas Mall, 02 565 1442; Dubai Mall, 04 325 3755 and elsewhere. 9. Vintage Givenchy earrings, Dh500, Wayed Vintage at www.fashlink.com. 10. Houndstooth pants, Dh1,250, Pinko, The Galleria, 02 626 6470; Dubai Mall, 04 339 9416. 11. Long-sleeved top, Dh685, Jigsaw, Dubai Mall, 04 339 8644.

ROUTE TO TITLE

Round 1: Beat Leolia Jeanjean 6-1, 6-2
Round 2: Beat Naomi Osaka 7-6, 1-6, 7-5
Round 3: Beat Marie Bouzkova 6-4, 6-2
Round 4: Beat Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-0
Quarter-final: Beat Marketa Vondrousova 6-0, 6-2
Semi-final: Beat Coco Gauff 6-2, 6-4
Final: Beat Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-2

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SPECS

Engine: Two-litre four-cylinder turbo
Power: 235hp
Torque: 350Nm
Transmission: Nine-speed automatic
Price: From Dh167,500 ($45,000)
On sale: Now

Specs: 2024 McLaren Artura Spider

Engine: 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 and electric motor
Max power: 700hp at 7,500rpm
Max torque: 720Nm at 2,250rpm
Transmission: Eight-speed dual-clutch auto
0-100km/h: 3.0sec
Top speed: 330kph
Price: From Dh1.14 million ($311,000)
On sale: Now

Company profile

Company name: Ogram
Started: 2017
Founders: Karim Kouatly and Shafiq Khartabil
Based: Dubai, UAE
Industry: On-demand staffing
Number of employees: 50
Funding: More than $4 million
Funding round: Series A
Investors: Global Ventures, Aditum and Oraseya Capital

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Company Profile

Name: HyveGeo
Started: 2023
Founders: Abdulaziz bin Redha, Dr Samsurin Welch, Eva Morales and Dr Harjit Singh
Based: Cambridge and Dubai
Number of employees: 8
Industry: Sustainability & Environment
Funding: $200,000 plus undisclosed grant
Investors: Venture capital and government

COMPANY PROFILE

Company: Eco Way
Started: December 2023
Founder: Ivan Kroshnyi
Based: Dubai, UAE
Industry: Electric vehicles
Investors: Bootstrapped with undisclosed funding. Looking to raise funds from outside

Structural weaknesses facing Israel economy

1. Labour productivity is lower than the average of the developed economies, particularly in the non-tradable industries.
2. The low level of basic skills among workers and the high level of inequality between those with various skills.
3. Low employment rates, particularly among Arab women and Ultra-Othodox Jewish men.
4. A lack of basic knowledge required for integration into the labour force, due to the lack of core curriculum studies in schools for Ultra-Othodox Jews.
5. A need to upgrade and expand physical infrastructure, particularly mass transit infrastructure.
6. The poverty rate at more than double the OECD average.
7. Population growth of about 2 per cent per year, compared to 0.6 per cent OECD average posing challenge for fiscal policy and underpinning pressure on education, health care, welfare housing and physical infrastructure, which will increase in the coming years.

Pros and cons of BNPL

Pros

  • Easy to use and require less rigorous credit checks than traditional credit options
  • Offers the ability to spread the cost of purchases over time, often interest-free
  • Convenient and can be integrated directly into the checkout process, useful for online shopping
  • Helps facilitate cash flow planning when used wisely

Cons

  • The ease of making purchases can lead to overspending and accumulation of debt
  • Missing payments can result in hefty fees and, in some cases, high interest rates after an initial interest-free period
  • Failure to make payments can impact credit score negatively
  • Refunds can be complicated and delayed

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