Latest articles from Tom Blass

From Locations

RAK carves out its own identity

Ras Al Khaimah is moving out of the shadow of its powerful neighbours by playing to its strengths: outstanding transport links, an excellent location, and an extremely welcoming environment for investors. Tom Blass reports

From Locations

RAK looks to the sky, the roads, the rail...

Ras Al Khaimah lies at the heart of ancient shipping routes and has traditionally drawn its strength from its four sea ports. But, says Tom Blass, RAK’s sea power is now being reinforced by improved air, road and rail links

From Companies

BP: Plumbing the depths

BP has invested billions of dollars in projects around the world, creating thousands of jobs. However, as the fallout from the Deepwater Horizon leak continues, the effect on global FDI markets, as well as the oil industry as a whole, could be dramatic. Tom Blass reports

From Locations

Looking after the labour

Ras Al Khaimah’s construction projects rely on an army of hardworking guest labourers, many of them from South Asia. Tom Blass reports on their ‘home from home’ in RAK city and on conditions in their labour camps

Berlin moves on

Vital transport links, including BBI and the Hauptbahnhof station, have already attracted big-name businesses to set up operations in Berlin, reveals Tom Blass.

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