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Qatar’s economy thrives through self-sufficiency

May 24, 2021

Despite the challenges of an economic blockade and Covid-19, Qatar's economy entered 2021 relatively unscathed. 

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Qatari banks' digital transformation remains on track

May 24, 2021

The chief executive of Qatar’s Doha Bank on getting through the pandemic and plans for 2021.

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Qatar’s banking sector stands strong in face of pandemic

May 24, 2021

The Gulf country was well positioned for difficult economic conditions when Covid-19 hit.

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Deals of the Year 2021 – Middle East

May 4, 2021

A look at the year's most noteworthy deals in the Middle East.

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CoinMENA capitalises on cryptoasset surge

April 28, 2021

CEO Dina Sam’an on the rise in confidence in cryptoassets as a store of value.

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Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 still on track

April 26, 2021

Despite a double hit from the pandemic and falling oil prices, the country’s plan to diversify its economy continues apace.

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Saudi banks buy into country's plans for change

April 26, 2021

With a new open banking initiative planned, Saudi institutions are ramping up their digital offerings.

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Buna seeks to resolve cross-border payment issues

April 19, 2021

Mehdi Manaa, CEO of Buna, a multi-currency payment platform for the Arab region, on revolutionising cross-border payments.

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Bank of Palestine CEO predicts brighter future

April 1, 2021

Mahmoud Shawa on the outlook for the territory's economy in 2021.

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Kuwait central bank hopes for swift post-pandemic recovery

April 1, 2021

Central Bank of Kuwait governor Mohammad Al-Hashel talks to John Everington about protecting the banking sector and growing credit amid the Covid-19 pandemic.