Aliqtisadi, the Arabic business news portal launched out of Damascus, is continuing to expand despite the challenges of the Syrian conflict.
Today, the Arab world's Economist is launching a new section that will feature content on management from Harvard Business Review, in Arabic, in partnership with Crescent Enterprises, a UAE-based conglomerate. The content, which is provided by The New York Times News Service & Syndicate, will feature advice for team leaders and executives on leadership and organizational management.
After launching in Palestine and London in late October, adding to its editions Lebanon, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, Aliqtisadi is now, with its first foray into partnership with a U.S.-based publication, well-positioned to reach its goal of becoming the leading global source of business news in Arabic.
The online news site, which is published by Haykal Media, has managed to grow- seeing double-digit traffic increases month to month this year- partly thanks to its commitment to neutral reporting, partly thanks to an interest in revealing the human side of business, and partly thanks to a vision for developing Arabic content globally.
“Republishing content from HBR in the region's native language reasserts Aliqtisadi.com's commitment to Arabic content, and to strengthening media's role to advocate good business practices in the Arab world," Abdulsalam Haykal, CEO of Haykal Media, said in a statement.
"For 10 years now, Aliqtisadi has been delivering on its mission to support the development of the business sector, boost entrepreneurship, and stimulate economic growth," added Haykal, "and there couldn't be better content than HBR's to provide timely, relevant, and exciting knowledge and expertise."