Tuesday 19, December 2017    |   The business of banking

Prioritising future solutions

  • 22    Plugging the gap

    Speaking to Banker Middle East, George Traub, Founder and Managing Partner at Lumina Capital Advisers provides an insight into the realities…

  • 30    Hunt for the next unicorn

    Investing in digital and technology businesses can offer SWFs valuable insight into the practices, tools, and trends that are likely to shape the global…

  • 46    Embracing change

    Ayman Sejiny, Chief Executive Officer of Ibdar Bank talks to Banker Middle East about the importance of technology for the Islamic finance…

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  • Digital banking: a meticulous journey

     

    In an exclusive interview with Banker Middle East, Sanjay Khanna, Chief Information Officer at RAKBANK, discusses the bank’s digital transformation agenda 

    What…

  • The holistic approach to private banking

     

    In an exclusive dialogue with Banker Middle East, Naushid Mithani, MD, Market Head, GSAC EMEA & PvB Head, UAE at Standard Chartered discusses the private banking landscape…

  • Five tech trends dominating financial services

     

    Wissam Khoury, Managing Director, MEA, Finastra writes for Banker Middle East

    There is no doubt that technology underpins the transformation and growth of the financial…

  • Demystifying the world of offshore finance

     

    Banker Middle East speaks to Philip Cernik, Chief Marketing Officer at Friends Provident International, who highlights the plusses of offshore banking for consumers

    Investing offshore…

  • Consolidation the key to unlocking Takaful's potential

     

    A.M. Best suggests the right ingredients for the success of Takaful companies in the MENA region, writes Banker Middle East

    Takaful companies have gained momentum significantly…

  • Seven ways to avoid UAE VAT penalties

     

    Michael Armstrong, ICAEW Regional Director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, shares his top tips for UAE businesses to avoid financial penalties that may be imposed due to violations,…

  • Retail banking automation: delivering superior customer experience

     

    Dr. Dimitrios Vasileios Kokkinos, Chairman & Managing Director and Spyros Gousetis, Vice Chairman, DVK Consultants discusses the role retail banking will…

  • MENA equities finally come of age

     

    Hasnain Malik, Head of Equity Research, Exotix Capital, illustrates the new appeal of the region's equity market

    The equity markets of the Middle East and North Africa have been…

  • Ripe for the picking

     

    Emmanuel Laurina, Managing Director, Head of Middle East & North Africa and Ana Harris, Head of Equity Portfolio Strategists for EMEA, both from State Street Global Advisors, speak…

  • Bahrain’s bright prospects

     

    Dr Jarmo Kotilaine, Chief Economist at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, tells Banker Middle East that it’s not all doom and gloom as it may be perceived in Bahrain

    How…

  • Bahrain means business

     

    Bahrain’s economy may seem like the ugly duckling next to its GCC neighbours, but the Kingdom is determined to spread its wings

    Bahrain hasn’t taken too kindly to recent…

  • The Saudi influence

     

    Speaking exclusively to Banker Middle East, Samer Abu Aker, Acting CEO of SEDCO Capital, provides thorough insight into the financial and economic developments in Saudi Arabia…

  • Strength in soft infrastructure

     

    Brian Howard, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins, highlights Bahrain’s progress on the legislative front and explains how it bodes well for foreign investment

    Countries…

  • Driving change

     

    Rivaan Roopnarain Senior Manager and Costa Natsas, Leader: Africa, both at PwC Banking & Capital Markets, discuss current and emerging banking industry trends across Middle East and…

  • The future of Bahraini banking

     

    Sael Al Waary, Chairman of AFS, sat down with Banker Middle East at the second Middle East & Africa Fintech Forum for a chat on Bahrain’s achievement in the fintech…

  • Markets: more to be done

     

    Speaking exclusively to Banker Middle East, Seltem Iyigun, Economist for Middle East & Turkey at Coface, provides an overview of where GCC sovereigns stand economically

  • When cybercriminals take on financial institutions

     

    Amir Kanaan, Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky, discusses the development of cyberthreats in 2018, and what to expect

    The year 2017 witnessed…

  • Embracing the new normal

     

    Banker Middle East looks at how Middle East markets are adjusting well to the new realities of oil prices, local investment valuations, and international sentiments

    Deal…

  • AI’s Limitless potential

     

    AI is the key to the future of banks and to banks of the future, Amr El Saadani, Accenture’s Managing Director and Financial Services Lead in the Middle East & Turkey tells…

  • The pros and cons of offshore incorporation

     

    Kenneth Morgan, Head of Business Development and Marketing at BVI Finance discusses the business and banking benefits of setting up offshore with Banker Middle East

    More…

  • Unlocking cardless ATMs

     

    Mike Lynch, Chief Strategy Officer at InAuth says that mobile device security is key to the success of cardless ATMs

    Banks worldwide are continuing to create better customer experiences,…

  • Virtual account management

     

    Amol Bahuguna, Head of Payments and Cash Management at Commercial Bank of Dubai says cash management products off a major opportunity to streamline accounts receivable and improve operational…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • The real power of blockchain

     

    Sirish Kumar, CEO & Co-founder of Telr, asserts that blockchain technology is a driver of financial innovation.

    If…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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