Counting down 10 big business moments from 2020: Business Extra

This week, Business Extra looks back at the 10 biggest business moments from the UAE and beyond in 2020. Co-host Kelsey Warner is joined by The National's personal finance editor, Felicity Glover, to count them down.

In this episode

  • Dr Rajesh Suri in February, delivering a message to residents from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi as it prepared for the pandemic (1m 05s)
  • Naim Yazbeck of Microsoft UAE on the fate of the 9 to 5 working day in the WFH revolution (4m 41s)
  • Ian Ohan, founder and chief executive of restaurant operator Krush Brands, on the impact of the delivery economy on small businesses (6m 36s)
  • Jennifer Scott, chairwoman of the Commons Project, describes a new, open market for data amid antitrust allegations against Big Tech (8m 37s)
  • The National's business editor Massoud Derhally puts the Beirut port blast into historical perspective days after the explosion (11m 58s)
  • Muhammad Albakri of IATA on how the legacy of aviation will be critical to its recovery after a summer of emptier skies (14m 01s)
  • The National's assistant business editor Michael Fahy describes how BR Shetty got caught (14m 59s)
  • Qamar Energy chief executive Robin Mills on whether 2020 marks the end of peak oil demand (16m 51s)
  • Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation chief executive Mohamed Al Hammadi explains why the UAE became a producer of nuclear energy (18m 57s)
  • Noor Sweid, partner at Global Ventures, predicts the sector most transformed by the pandemic – and why it's the Middle East's biggest investment opportunity (20m 39s)