Latest articles from Middle East

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Incentivising UAE’s fintech boom

September 15, 2021

Financial services foreign direct investment rose in 2020 despite the pandemic and has remained robust this year on the back of generous state support.

Loan growth steady at UAE banks

August 25, 2021

The central bank implemented targeted support measures last year to ease pressure on companies and provide banks with liquidity.

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A new era for GCC digital banking

August 19, 2021

Digital-only banks in the Gulf Co-operation Council are experiencing a boom.

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Building UAE's blockchain KYC platform

August 13, 2021

Astyanax Kanakakis, chief executive of norbloc, on how its digital onboarding system has simplified the account-opening process.

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Bank Leumi CEO looks ahead to post-Covid growth

July 29, 2021

Hanan Friedman talks about digital strategy in the lockdown age and the opportunities created by the Abraham Accords.

Saudi Arabian lenders make gains in the Top 1000

July 26, 2021

Gulf country's banks are the main regional gainers in this year’s ranking, as loan books continued to rise healthily.

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Geidea on the growth of digital-only financial services in the Gulf

July 15, 2021

Abdullah Al-Othman on the prospects for Saudi Arabia’s first digital-only banks.

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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.