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  • 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, writes

  • Cabo 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…

  • A sincere form of flattery?


    When Stevi Lowmass of The Camel Soap Factory discovered her product was being copied and sold, she took a number of steps to address the situation.

    Stevi Lowmass, the CEO and Founder…

  • 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.


  • 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…

  • 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?

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