Tuesday 30, November 1999

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  • 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?

  • 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…

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