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  • Mauritius: a tropical success

     

    Despite challenges, the Mauritian economic miracle continues to perform

    Mauritius has for the past 30 years fostered a reputation for stability and sound fiscal management. The…

  • GCC yet to adopt recovery and resolution regimes

     

    Mohamed Damak, Senior Director and Global Head of Islamic Finance, S&P Global Ratings analyses the need for the region’s regulators to implement these strategies 

    Banks…

  • Green Sukuk: driving issuance in the GCC

     

    Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings, considers the opportunities for Green Islamic finance in the region for the year ahead

    The GCC faces…

  • Darkest before dawn?

     

    For many years, Iraqi citizens have felt that the only way is up—and analysts are finally starting to agree 

    Oil is both Iraq’s biggest strength and weakness.…

  • CEMAC zone progresses but fiscal challenges loom

     

    Jan Friederich, Head of Middle East and Africa Sovereigns, and Marina Stefani, Fitch Ratings writes for Banker Africa

    The Central African Economic and Monetary Community’s…

  • 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

    In…

  • 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.

    If…

  • 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.

    An investment…

  • 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…

  • Venture forth

     

    Eva Warigia, Executive Director, EAVCA speaks with Banker Africa about what 2018 holds for the venture capital…

  • 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…

  • 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.

    Businesses…

  • 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…

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