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  • Technology: an unstoppable force

     

    In an exclusive interview, Banker Middle East sat down with Diebold Nixdorf’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Mattes, and Habib Hanna, Managing Director, Middle East and…

  • Bitcoin future trading kicks off while investors await central banks decisions

     

    Trading bitcoins entered a new phase today, after Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) listed the first futures contract on the cryptocurrency, writes Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist…

  • Employees engage!

    Employees who feel appreciated while working in a healthy environment will go above and beyond to ensure the business succeeds.

    Recent research revealed that more than 80 per cent of employees…

  • Digital diversification

     

    Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director, Lulu Exchange Holdings, discusses the considerations made as the company develops its online presence.

    What market gap was Lulu Exchange…

  • Omaira Farooq AlOlama

     

    The Emirati Managing Director of ALF Administration is passionate about developing the skillset of UAE Nationals in an effort to contribute to the development of her country.

    I…

  • Family planning

     

    Siobhan Crick, from asset manager SANNE, discusses the different approaches taken by GCC families to succession planning.

    Collectively, the largest GCC family-owned businesses…

  • Accounting–better get started

     

    With VAT a few months away, Arshi Kaura at Legends Accounting discusses how small business owners can get their financial reporting in order.

    SME owners must maintain good financial…

  • Five ways to spot a toxic employee

     

    Toxic employees can do damage to your team and spotting them soon is essential, according to Chester Elton, Partner and Founder of employee engagement training and coaching provider,…

  • Senate's tax bill vote fails to impress dollar bulls

     

    Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM, comments on how the Senate’s tax bill vote, failed to impress dollar bulls.

    Despite US equities closing at new records on…

  • 2018 IT security predictions–attacks, investment areas and cybersecurity strategies

     

    It’s that time of year again when we look back at what has motivated the market for IT security solutions in the last year, in order to develop our plans for the next year. With…

  • Venture capital by education

    Banker Africa spoke with Adedana Ashebir, Regional Manager, Africa, Village Capital about her firm’s unique approach to venture capital

    How is Village Capital…

  • Impact investing in the GCC

    Shailesh Dash, Founder & Board Member of Regulus Capital highlights the potential of impact investing in the region.

    Impact investing is becoming an integral part of investment strategies…

  • Are we there yet?

    Tariq Qaqish, Managing Director—Asset Management at Menacorp, lays down his projections for the second half of 2017.

    The longest bull market of over eight years with no meaningful correction…

  • All eyes forward

    Hassan Abdalla, CEO, Arab African International Bank (AAIB) sat down with Banker Africa to discuss the bank’s sustainable finance practices. How do you define sustainable finance?

  • Safe in the clouds

     

    Hadya Fathalla, Executive Director, C5 Capital discusses the role SMEs can play in tackling cyberthreats head on.

    Businesses are set to lose $8 trillion to cybercrime over…

  • Oreo you ready?

    Mohamed Shalaby discusses how the right public-private partnerships have allowed Mondalēz to expand its presence in the country and meet the growing market demand in the GCC.

    US-based confectionary…

  • Championing Palestine

    As long as regional political tensions continue, economic recovery in Palestine will forever be an uphill battle.

    Thrown into recession in 2014 by the Gaza war, the Palestinian economy has nonetheless…

  • Searching for new catalysts

     

    Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM, provides an update on the financial markets.

    Who’s the next Fed Chair? US equity investors decided to pull out some profits…

  • Fool-proofing the IFRS 9

    Unified standards and effective implementation of integrated reporting is crucial for long-term success in the GCC, asserts Michael Armstrong, FCA and ICAEW Regional Director for the Middle East, Africa…

  • FXTM: What to watch for

     

    Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM Key discusses the key events to watch in the week ahead.

    The US dollar and stocks made a fantastic run towards the end of last week…

  • Record highs are no longer justified

     

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 rose by more than 25 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively, since 8 November, writes Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM.

  • A closer look at Sukuk

     

    Vijay Valecha, Chief Market Analyst, Century Financial Brokers expands on the most Successful bonds in the region.

    Sukuk is a Shari'ah-compliant debt instrument that is in line…

  • Pitch perfect

     

    Two SME owners share what entrepreneurs need to know when going before investors, having successfully raised funds themselves.

    The first six months of 2017 saw 88 closed deals…

  • Risk Management

     

    Business risks exist everywhere but early implementation of a proper management system can mitigate them once they occur, or even catch them early.

    SMEs are becoming increasingly…

  • Sandbox clever

    The Bahraini Government has taken a number of steps to develop different areas of the SME sector to make the Kingdom more competitive in the GCC region and internationally.

    Bahrain is on track…

  • Benefits of voluntary VAT registration, especially for SMEs

     

    With the UAE and Saudi Arabia implementing VAT on 1 January 2018, Aaron White, Regional Director for Sage Middle East, looks at the advantages of voluntary registration.

    The new…

  • Women entrepreneurs–go for it!

     

    Women can have it all–a fulfilling career with flexible time allowing them to dedicate themselves to their families, which can even include working with their spouses, according…

  • Breaking old habits

    Saudi Arabia continues to grapple with oil dependency and unemployment as it pursues its long-term diversification agenda.

    Saudi Arabia’s economy is expected to contract slightly in 2017…

  • Crossing boundaries

    Alande Mustafa Safi, Managing Director of Paragon Business Group, talks about the burgeoning potential down under and his vision for 2018.

    Paragon Business Group is the parent company and the…

  • FXTM: What to expect from the BoE

     

    Today’s Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announcement is the main event of the week, according to Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM, adding…

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