Thursday 19, July 2012   |   The business of banking

Banking on Growth

  • 16  DAVOS of the Middle East
  • 20  Moody’s wields the axe… again!
  • 24  Relationships matter
Read Magazine    /    Contact Editors    /    Advertise

Musaed Al-Mineefi, General Manager, SAIB

The Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) may be one of the smallest banksin Saudi Arabia, but it has big ambitions. SAIB recently walked away with the award for the “Best New Retail FinanceProduct” at the Banker Middle East Product Awards 2012 held in Dubaiin March.

DAVOS of the Middle East

Turkey played host to the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia regions. The financial crisis, Arab revolutions and the ongoing Euro zone crisis dominated the agenda…

Moody’s wields the axe… again!

Moody’s Investors Service does it again.The credit rating agency downgrades 15 banks, including some of the world’s largest financial institutions - citing risk exposure and the Euro zone crisis as the reason for the cuts.

Relationships matter

Alpen Capital was recently honoured as the ‘Best Investment Bank’ at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2012. CEO Rohit Walia tells Joanna Andrews why the Dubai-based investment bank is unlike the ‘stereotype’.