Latest articles from Middle East

Investment bank of the year/ Europe, Middle East and Africa: Deutsche Bank

October 2, 2006

Deutsche Bank is a clear winner for Investment Bank of the Year: EMEA. The scale of its business in Europe is pretty unique, with a particularly powerful franchise across equity and debt capital markets, and FX and derivatives.

Business as usual in Beirut

September 4, 2006

Nick Kochan explains how contingency planning allowed The Bank of New York Beirut office to remain operational as Israeli bombs fell on Lebanon’s capital.

Investing overseas on a wave of liquidity

September 4, 2006

The oil price boom is fuelling a major investment spree abroad by the Gulf’s banks, companies and individuals, writes Jon Marks.

International banks made to set up shop

September 4, 2006

International banks are being drawn into the Gulf by a sea of liquidity, with huge opportunities awaiting them provided they physically base themselves in the region, writes Jon Marks.

Bahrain bets on its track record

August 7, 2006

Bahrain believes its continued dominance as a financial centre lies in it complementing GCC rivals, while taking a lead in Islamic banking. Eleanor Gillespie writes.

Kuwait in the comfort zone

August 7, 2006

Huge oil revenues place Kuwait in an economic comfort zone that helps to diminish political tensions, while Kuwaiti banks are looking across the region for opportunities, writes Eleanor Gillespie, with Jon Marks.

Oman’s signs of improvement

August 7, 2006

After a rocky period, profit-laden Omani banks are eyeing new and wider markets, writes Mark Ford.

Preventative supervision

August 7, 2006

Phillip Thorpe, chairman and chief executive of the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, tells Richard Dean of a heady year spent establishing a workable framework.

Brushing aside Qatar’s slump

August 7, 2006

Construction and oil booms are allowing Qatar to shrug off its stock market woes. Richard Dean in Doha explains.

Saudi’s strategy of diversification

August 7, 2006

The kingdom is to build a vast financial centre to service its growth and employment needs thereby avoiding the need to import expatriates, write James Gavin and Jon Marks.

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