- Nasdaq Dubai to launch equity futures on Saudi Arabian companies
- AI to add $182 billion to UAE Economy by 2035
- Cash flow management still a struggle for 74 per cent of Dubai start-ups
- Ride-hailing app Careem boosts employment across MENA
- Saudi German Chairman calls for insurance regulation
- UAE allows 100 per cent foreign ownership of businesses
- CEO turnover impacts Mashreq Capital’s investor management rating
- Embattled Abraaj breaches debt covenants
- Kuwait Energy considers selling Iraq asset, appoints adviser
- Turkish lira reaches new lows
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
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.…
The real power of blockchain
Sirish Kumar, CEO & Co-founder of Telr, asserts that blockchain technology is a driver of financial innovation.
It’s time to renew your interest in solar
Martin Haupts, CEO of Phanes Group, writes exclusively for WEALTH Arabia about potential investments into renewable energy.
Honing banking talent
Banker Middle East sat down with HE Hesham Abdullah Al Qassim, Chairman of Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies…
Leading Kuwait for over 75 years
In an exclusive interview with Banker Middle East, Richard Groves, CEO of Ahli United Bank Kuwait, looks back at the bank’s triumphs and provides…
Adopting the highest standards of cybersecurity
Mohammed Abukhater, VP Sales—MEA at FireEye International (Middle East) discusses potential cybersecurity threats to banks and strategies to address them…
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…