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  • Five tech trends dominating financial services

     

    Wissam Khoury, Managing Director, MEA, Finastra writes for Banker Middle East

    There is no doubt that technology underpins the transformation and growth of the financial…

  • Demystifying the world of offshore finance

     

    Banker Middle East speaks to Philip Cernik, Chief Marketing Officer at Friends Provident International, who highlights the plusses of offshore banking for consumers

    Investing offshore…

  • Consolidation the key to unlocking Takaful's potential

     

    A.M. Best suggests the right ingredients for the success of Takaful companies in the MENA region, writes Banker Middle East

    Takaful companies have gained momentum significantly…

  • Seven ways to avoid UAE VAT penalties

     

    Michael Armstrong, ICAEW Regional Director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, shares his top tips for UAE businesses to avoid financial penalties that may be imposed due to violations,…

  • A universal proposition

     

    Naushid Mithani, Market Head, Global South Asian Community, EMEA and Head, Private Banking, UAE, Standard Chartered, speaks to WEALTH Arabia about covering the totality of what…

  • Changing gear in the investment cycle

     

    Philippe Ghanem, CEO, ADS Securities, speaks to WEALTH Arabia on his firm’s technology-first strategy

    The brand of ADS Securities, the Abu Dhabi-based investment…

  • Retail banking automation: delivering superior customer experience

     

    Dr. Dimitrios Vasileios Kokkinos, Chairman & Managing Director and Spyros Gousetis, Vice Chairman, DVK Consultants discusses the role retail banking will…

  • MENA equities finally come of age

     

    Hasnain Malik, Head of Equity Research, Exotix Capital, illustrates the new appeal of the region's equity market

    The equity markets of the Middle East and North Africa have been…

  • Ripe for the picking

     

    Emmanuel Laurina, Managing Director, Head of Middle East & North Africa and Ana Harris, Head of Equity Portfolio Strategists for EMEA, both from State Street Global Advisors, speak…

  • Bahrain’s bright prospects

     

    Dr Jarmo Kotilaine, Chief Economist at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, tells Banker Middle East that it’s not all doom and gloom as it may be perceived in Bahrain

    How…

  • African Sukuk still on the rise

     

    Islamic Business & Finance looks at how Sukuk could still be the key to unlocking Africa’s potential

    Many African countries have been on the brink of an Islamic…

  • The education opportunity

     

    Mark Desario, Co-founder and CEO, Investbridge Capital and board member of Africa Crest Education spoke with Banker Africa about the company’s foray into the African education…

  • Bahrain means business

     

    Bahrain’s economy may seem like the ugly duckling next to its GCC neighbours, but the Kingdom is determined to spread its wings

    Bahrain hasn’t taken too kindly to recent…

  • The Saudi influence

     

    Speaking exclusively to Banker Middle East, Samer Abu Aker, Acting CEO of SEDCO Capital, provides thorough insight into the financial and economic developments in Saudi Arabia…

  • Strength in soft infrastructure

     

    Brian Howard, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins, highlights Bahrain’s progress on the legislative front and explains how it bodes well for foreign investment

    Countries…

  • How financial organisations can counter ransomware

     

    By Gregg Petersen, Regional Vice President, Middle East & Africa at Veeam Software

    After becoming one of the main cybersecurity threats in 2016 and causing global chaos in…

  • Digital disruption: more than an opportunity for banks in west Africa

     

    By Murray Gardiner, Business Director for Inclusive Banking at Temenos

     

    It is an unfortunate fact that the majority of west Africans do not have a bank account; many…

  • Why Rolls-Royce made Cullinan

     

    Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce talks exclusively with WEALTH Arabia about the brand’s launch of its first all-terrain vehicle and why it’s…

  • Driving change

     

    Rivaan Roopnarain Senior Manager and Costa Natsas, Leader: Africa, both at PwC Banking & Capital Markets, discuss current and emerging banking industry trends across Middle East and…

  • The future of Bahraini banking

     

    Sael Al Waary, Chairman of AFS, sat down with Banker Middle East at the second Middle East & Africa Fintech Forum for a chat on Bahrain’s achievement in the fintech…

  • Examining Saudi Arabia's Sukuk developments

     

    Mohammed Khnifer, Debt Capital Markets (DCM) Banker at Supranational Banking Institution, writes exclusively for Islamic Business & Finance about KSA's big moves

    WHAT…

  • Markets: more to be done

     

    Speaking exclusively to Banker Middle East, Seltem Iyigun, Economist for Middle East & Turkey at Coface, provides an overview of where GCC sovereigns stand economically

  • When cybercriminals take on financial institutions

     

    Amir Kanaan, Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky, discusses the development of cyberthreats in 2018, and what to expect

    The year 2017 witnessed…

  • Partnership potential of financial services

     

    Banker Africa spoke with Michael Wiegand, Director of Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation about how the organisation is trying to grow…

  • Embracing the new normal

     

    Banker Middle East looks at how Middle East markets are adjusting well to the new realities of oil prices, local investment valuations, and international sentiments

    Deal…

  • Unlocking cardless ATMs

     

    Mike Lynch, Chief Strategy Officer at InAuth says that mobile device security is key to the success of cardless ATMs

    Banks worldwide are continuing to create better customer experiences,…

  • Electrifying the generations

     

    Rural electrification is one of the biggest challenges facing African nations but Alexandre Allegue, Chairman and Co-Founder of Pawame thinks he has the solar solution

    Founded…

  • Virtual account management

     

    Amol Bahuguna, Head of Payments and Cash Management at Commercial Bank of Dubai says cash management products off a major opportunity to streamline accounts receivable and improve operational…

  • Mauritius: a tropical success

     

    Despite challenges, the Mauritian economic miracle continues to perform

    Mauritius has for the past 30 years fostered a reputation for stability and sound fiscal management. The…

  • GCC yet to adopt recovery and resolution regimes

     

    Mohamed Damak, Senior Director and Global Head of Islamic Finance, S&P Global Ratings analyses the need for the region’s regulators to implement these strategies 

    Banks…

  • Green Sukuk: driving issuance in the GCC

     

    Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings, considers the opportunities for Green Islamic finance in the region for the year ahead

    The GCC faces…

  • Darkest before dawn?

     

    For many years, Iraqi citizens have felt that the only way is up—and analysts are finally starting to agree 

    Oil is both Iraq’s biggest strength and weakness.…

  • CEMAC zone progresses but fiscal challenges loom

     

    Jan Friederich, Head of Middle East and Africa Sovereigns, and Marina Stefani, Fitch Ratings writes for Banker Africa

    The Central African Economic and Monetary Community’s…

  • Uptick in M&As; continue into 2018

     

    Marco De Leo and Roberto Flammia, both local Partners at BonelliErede Dubai, provide a comprehensive projection of potential deal flows across the M&A, project finance and PPP in…

  • How Bahrain is driving Islamic fintech forward

     

    Islamic Business & Finance’s exclusive conversation with Khalid Saad, CEO, Bahrain Fintech Bay on developing Bahrain into the region’s…

  • Banking on the future?

     

    Imran Patel, Vice President at Verdant Capital, discusses the opportunities and challenges in the DRC one year on after his firm opened its representative office…

  • Tapping into Saudi’s debt

     

    Mohammed Khnifer, Debt Capital Markets Senior Associate at the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), explains emerging market investors…

  • Black gold: a blessing and a curse

     

    Making the largest oil discovery since 1932 may not impact Bahrain’s economic and fiscal metrics for at least another five years.

  • Bahrain Islamic Bank leads rapid evolution

     

    Wesam Abdulaziz Baqer, Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking, Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) speaks with Islamic Business & Finance about the…

  • Saudi Arabia’s oldest bank shapes the future of digital banking

     

    In a conversation with Banker Middle East, Soren Kring Nikolajsen, Managing Director of Saudi Arabia’s first operating bank, Alawwal Bank discusses how…

  • KSA’s first bank looks to the future

     

    In a conversation with Banker Middle East, Soren Kring Nikolajsen, Managing Director of Saudi Arabia’s first operating bank, Alawwal Bank, an establishment…

  • Bridging the horizon

     

    Banker Africa sat down with Charles Cartier, Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius to discuss the inception of the EDB and the…

  • Djibouti port changes hands

     

    Following Government intervention Djibouti's crucial port on the Horn of Africa has transferred management, spurring US concerns

    In…

  • Emirati haute couture

     

    WEALTH Arabia talks to Dr Reem El Mutwalli about her new Sultani collection, a window into the high fashion of Emirati culture, from 1968 to the present.

  • IT team ‘in the dark’: the impact on banking

     

    Elie Dib, Regional Vice President, METNA at Riverbed, explains the long-term implications of a sluggish technology system on a bank’s day-to-day operations.

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