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  • Innovation in Islamic finance is better cultivated from the roots than the branches

    Arif Amiri, CEO of DIFC Authority provides his insights on innovation in Islamic finance, ahead of the Global Financial Forum this week.

    Islamic finance refers to financial services that adhere…

  • Reinventing the wheel

    Qais Al Khonji, CEO of Genesis Projects and Investments, sheds light on the crucial realities of investment and economic diversification in this region.

    Since the 1960’s, oil has been…

  • Oil hits a new two-year high; no immediate resistance

    Oil prices continue to be front and centre for traders in a relatively quiet market, according to Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM.

    Brent crude surged 3.5 per cent to trade…

  • 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…

  • SMEs, Bahrain, and the law

     

    Brian Howard, Partner, Trowers and Hamlins, discusses the reality of setting up a business in Bahrain.

    It is incredibly easy to establish a company in Bahrain–even an onshore…

  • FinanceME and Female Fusion talk VAT

    Accounting and legal experts address certain issues to help business owners prepare for VAT’s implementation on 1 January 2018.

    Currently the mandatory threshold for VAT registration is…

  • The Sukuk and economic development for the Silk Road

    In his opening address on 21 August 2017, at a forum held at Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University, Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre discusses the opportunities…

  • FXTM: Politics and central bankers under investors’ radar

     

    FXTM Chief Market Strategist Hussein Sayed comments on why politics and central bankers are currently under investors’ radar. 

  • A new avenue of opportunity

    Philip Hoffman, Founder and CEO of The Fine Art Group, sheds light on the rise of investments in fine art in the Middle East.

    The art market has evened out in recent years. The European Fine…

  • Greenback took a double hit

    The US dollar remained on the defensive early Thursday, after yesterday’s declines led by increased uncertainty over another US rate hike in 2017 and President Donald Trump’s…

  • Capitalising on the middle market

    Paul Isaac, Executive Director, Gulf Credit Partners at Gulf Capital discusses the rise of alternative investment strategies in the Middle East and Africa.

    For investors looking to add alternative…

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