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Mark T. Townsend

Main Details

Full name Mark T. Townsend
Country United Arab Emirates
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Dubai debt problems. Coverage of Dubai World and Nakheel and effect on UAE economy. Social media, rich media and media training. Middle East and Southeast Asia. Growth of Sovereign Wealth Funds. Regional energy sector. OPEC. Islamic Finance. Shift in economic power to emerging markets. Business Intelligence. Political and reputation risk. Frequent analysis of macroeconomic environment and political developments. Growth of real-estate and tourism sectors. Advisory experience for corporate investors, law firms, hedge funds and private equity industry.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Photography, Radio, Video
Last updated 02-01-2017 03:39

Biography

Award winning journalist covering business, economics and politics in the Gulf and Southeast Asia including OPEC and the impact of the global financial crisis. Co-presenter 'Business Breakfast' and 'Business Tonight', Dubai-Eye 103.8FM, Former Editor-at-Large, Thomson Reuters GRC. Reported for ITN News at Ten. Contributor to Emerging Markets, Euromoney, Finance Asia,Financial Times,, Global Integrity, US Institutional Investor magazine and Washington Times. Special Gulf Adviser to UK management consultancy. Coverage of 2006 DP World takeover of P&O cited in the book. “The New Silk Road” (2009 Palgrave Macmillan), contributor "Investing in Frontier Markets,"(2013 Wiley). Council member, Gerson Lehrman Legal, Economic and Regulatory Affairs. Course adviser, British College of Journalism.

Former business editor of leading English language daily Khaleej Times newspaper in Dubai. Excellent source network and capacity for breaking major stories.