- Government collects over AED 4 billion revenue in e-Dirham services
- SCF community to converge in Dubai for annual global forum
- Saudi ends cinema ban with Black Panther screening
- Godiva chocolate to restructure $6.5 billion of debt
- Tax returns for period ending 31 March to be submitted
- Equities expected to continue outperforming bonds
- startAD grows entrepreneurial talent through start-up showcase
- Dubai Islamic Bank Q1 2018 net profit up 16 per cent
- ALDAR signs MoU with HyperloopTT
- DIFC announces initiatives to boost Dubai’s global status
How private banks are utilising blockchain
WEALTH Arabia speaks to Dr. Veronica Lange, Head Group CTO Innovation Switzerland, Executive Director, UBS, about how the institution is taking advantage…
Green developments in Islamic finance
The global increase in environmental awareness has led to a marked rise in the appetite for green bonds and this an opportunity for green Sukuk issuances says…
Eva Warigia, Executive Director, EAVCA speaks with Banker Africa about what 2018 holds for the venture capital…
Private equity—riding the wave
In an exclusive interview with Banker Middle East, Campbell Steedman, Managing Partner and Chris Skipper, Partner, both at Winston & Strawn highlight…
Bonds and Sukuk: structuring fixed income instruments in the GCC
The GCC bond and Sukuk market is generally sound, says Philipp Good, CEO and Head of Portfolio Management at Fisch Asset Management, speaking to Banker Middle…
Oman: new beginnings
Banker Middle East considers how the world’s oldest independent Arab state must adapt to a new world.
MENA’s growing VC industry
Philip Dowsett, Funds Partner at Morgan Lewis, sheds light on Dubai and MENA’s growing venture capital tech investment landscape.
Creating a world-class business landscape
In a bid to increase investment flows into the country, Egypt has introduced two new regulations to complement the investment laws it passed last year.…
Financial services disrupted: open banking and AI
There are two key technological developments that stand out as major disruptors in the banking and finance space, says Wissam Khoury, Managing Director, MEA,…
VAT: Towards a single unified economy
In an exclusive interview with banker Middle East, Amit Dua, President and Global Head at SunTec, says that the implementation of VAT may facilitate inter-GCC…
Tokenomics: meet the new face of value innovation
Reza Dari, CEO of Global Investment Bank, provides an exclusive insight into the power of distributed ledger technologies and how the bank is leveraging it.…
Is the economic bubble in trouble?
Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer, Saxo Bank has a candid conversation with WEALTH Arabia about how investors should be approaching their portfolio this quarter.…
Crashing into the future
Jaco Gerrits, the CEO of South African-based start-up CrashDetech, spoke with Banker Africa about what the company is trying to achieve and what the…
Investing ethically across the globe
Ayman Sejiny, CEO, Ibdar Bank, speaks to WEALTH Arabia about his organisation.
Tell me about…
Francophone Africa to the fore
Dr Cheick Modibo Diarra, former Prime Minister of Mali, sat with Banker Africa to discuss the challenges facing francophone Africa and how to attract international…
Investing in the Gulf ’s banking evolution
Mohamed Abdellatif, Senior Executive Officer, Head of Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) Middle East Ltd, speaks to WEALTH Arabia about its commitment to the…
How financial inclusion can beat poverty
There are three key strategies to enabling financial inclusion, says Jacqueline Musiitwa, the Executive Director of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. …
Africa: the year for investment
Banker Africa sat down with Jean-Claude Bastos De Morais, Founder and Group CEO, Quantum Global Group, to discuss the growing Gulf-African trade corridor and what the economic…
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins 2017 Ibrahim Prize
The award was presented after a two-year hiatus.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf left office as President of Liberia in late…
South Africa on the precipice
South Africa is in need of reform to put its economy on the right track.
We turn to South Africa…
Jacob Zuma leaves office
After intense pressure from within his own party, Jacob Zuma resigned his post as President of South Africa.
Creating opportunities for the UAE along the Belt and Road Initiative
Independent real estate consultancy, Knight Frank, presents the prospects for real estate along the Belt and Road Initiative for UAE—the hub of the belt.…
VAT: where do we go from here?
Riccardo Ubaldini, Partner for international tax law at BonelliErede deliberates on the implications of VAT on the economies of UAE and Saudi Arabia.…
Telescopes and governance of Arab banks
Alissa Amico, Managing Director at GOVERN discusses the corporate governance regulations and culture of financial institutions in the Arab world.…
Digital transformation to boost Middle East economy
Digital transformation is set to revolutionise business processes, according to JAGGAER MENA/Tejari, a leading global strategic procurement provider.
The rise of GCC bonds
On the back of strong foreign investor demand, Banker Middle East looks at how the appetite for GCC debt is expected to continue in 2018 despite precarious oil prices and geopolitical…
Improving market sentiments
Vijay Valecha, Chief Market Analyst at Century Financial Brokers, provides Banker Middle East a comprehensive review of financial markets since the start of 2018.…
Saudi banking's first lady
In an exclusive interview, Banker Middle East speaks to Rania Nashar, Chief Executive of Samba Financial Group and the first female CEO of a listed Saudi Arabian commercial…
Revealed: how the Middle Eastern consumer prioritises their spending
When looking at the spending habits of consumers around the Middle East, American Express Middle East have become the ultimate expert. Thanks to its unique ‘closed loop network’ business…
Market's wild ride not over yet
Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM, comments on the market’s volatility.
Investors across the globe are finding it difficult time currently…
Challenges on the path to achieving impact
Management need to be clear and fully committed to their objectives, says Tariq Hameed, Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal's Financial Institutions Advisory Services…
Al Rajhi Bank: Looking to the future
In a conversation with Robin Amlôt, Consultant at CPI Financial, Steve Bertamini, CEO of Al Rajhi Bank, talks about the bank’s performance in 2017 and its plans in the…
Getting regulation ready
In an exclusive interview, Banker Middle East sits down with Patrick Gearon, Partner at Charles Russel Speechlys, to discuss the regulatory environment surrounding financial…
Deepening GCC-Asia petrochemical ties
Hetain Mistry, Managing Analyst—Petrochemicals at S&P Global Platts, suggests a rapid re-think of the playbook for Gulf exporters to sustain a competitive edge.…
Banking's new horizon
Tony Long, CEO of CPI Financial, shares his thoughts on the future of banking.
The future. It’s always interesting…
2018: a better year for GCC banks
Banker Middle East looks at how improving economic conditions and strong capitalisation underpin the resilience and stability of financial institutions.
The new black
Oil may finally stop dominating the conversation in 2018, thanks to the UAE’s safe-haven status, sound banks and diversified economy.
The UAE has faced…
VAT challenges for UAE insurers could hurt 2018 performance
Although the relevant authorities have made it clear over the past few months that all insurance policies—with the exception of life insurance—are subject to the levy,…
10 ways SMEs can prevent cyberattacks
Richard Anning, Head of IT Faculty at ICAEW discusses how the digital age has brought the world closer in trade, innovation and accountability but has opened…
Is there value in emerging market bonds?
Craig Mackenzie, Senior Investment Strategist at Aberdeen Standard Investment, explains that value is in emerging market bonds rather than US equities.
Plugging the finance gap
Speaking to Banker Middle East, George Traub, Managing Partner at Lumina Capital Advisers provides an insight into the realities of mid-market capital dearth.…
What Islamic economy can offer in terms of South-South investment
In recent years, there is an increasing tendency among investors from developing countries to channel their funds into other developing countries, writesCabo Verde turns green
Cabo Verde announced an ambitious goal of 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025.
Cabo Verde has pledged as part of its ‘sustainable…Egypt: the investment gateway to Africa
Hassan Abdalla—CEO of the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) sat for an interview with Banker Africa on how Egypt’s rising economic prerogatives can help accelerate African economic…Bruised dollar not finding support
Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM, comments on the extent of the dollar’s decline over the last week.
A vision of sanction-free Sudan
El Baqir Elnouri, General Manager, Faisal Islamic Bank Sudan on the opportunities and challenges facing Sudan’s Islamic banking landscape in light of lifted sanctions.…
Prioritising future solutions
In an exclusive interview with Banker Middle East, Simon Eedle, Regional Head, Middle East at Natixis, discusses his vision for the bank’s future.
Steady rising global oil prices to be key driver of growth in the GCC
As we transition from 2017 to 2018, many economies in the Middle East, especially those in the GCC, will achieve several milestones in 2018. In UAE, households and firms will adapt to…
AI, cloud control, and data stewardship are key factors in making most of data in 2018
In the same way that a CFO sets out the strategy and framework for investment and cash flow, CIOs and CTOs need to take control of making dataflow work for their organisations,…
VAT tips for UAE entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) UAE, the local chapter of the global network of entrepreneurs, reported that its members experienced a seamless transition to VAT this week.