Latest articles from Middle East

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New crypto rules grant DIFC innovation boost

November 10, 2022

The Dubai International Financial Centre’s new crypto regime aims for a careful symmetry between the cutting edge and investor protection.


Wio brings platform banking to the UAE

October 6, 2022

Wio chief executive, Jayesh Patel, speaks to The Banker about his long-term vision for the bank.

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UAE sends positive signals in matching UK enforcement

September 29, 2022

The United Arab Emirates is consolidating its standing on the international stage as it leans towards reciprocity of enforcing judgements from the UK.

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Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama: The UAE’s role in bringing crypto assets into the mainstream

September 28, 2022

Those at the forefront of new technologies must be given room to breathe, while authorities ensure that the regulations necessary to protect consumers and the financial system, as well as prevent criminal enterprise, are in place.


Investment in traditional energy is essential for transition

September 9, 2022

Careful and planned investment in both renewables and hydrocarbons is essential for an effective energy transition.

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The Banker's Top 100 Arab Banks 2022

August 19, 2022

SNB claims the Arab world’s top spot as post-Covid regional profitability rebounds.

Abdulla Almoayed

Open banking comes to the Middle East

August 3, 2022

Tarabut Gateway CEO, Abdulla Almoayed, talks to John Everington about the prospects for open banking in the Middle East and the lessons regional lenders can learn from around the world.


HSBC rides the Middle East IPO wave

July 27, 2022

In contrast to the US and Europe, where IPO volumes have slumped, the Middle East is enjoying a bumper period, with HSBC playing a key role.

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Lebanese central bank governor defends economic record

July 27, 2022

Banque du Liban governor Riad Salamé claims the bank's controversial engineering scheme is not responsible for the country’s economic meltdown. 

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Lebanon’s economic crisis drags on

July 1, 2022

Despite banking reforms, an end to the country’s economic trauma remains a distant prospect.