Latest articles from Middle East

Alternative text

Bank of the Year Awards 2014 – global and regional winners

November 28, 2014

The best of the best are celebrated as The Banker crowns the global Bank of the Year, and hands out the laurels for our regional winners and the lender that has excelled the most when it comes to financial inclusion.

Alternative text

Bank of the Year Awards 2014 – Middle East

November 28, 2014

The cream of the crop for 2014 from the Middle East.

Hussain Al Qemzi

Noor CEO heralds an age of harmonisation

November 3, 2014

Hussain Al Qemzi, CEO of Noor Bank, discusses the long-term prospects for the Islamic banking sector, describing the valuable role it can play in promoting greater cross-border co-operation and operational harmonisation. 

Top 100 Arab banks, 2014

Top 100 Arab banks, 2014: a stand-out year

October 1, 2014

Banks across the Arab world are prospering, according to The Banker’s Top 100 Arab banks ranking, thanks to the health of the financial sector despite ongoing political and security risks in some areas.

Ziad Fariz

Central Bank of Jordan's 10-year plan

October 1, 2014

Jordan has endured a demanding few years in light of the challenging political and security environment in the Middle East. However, a series of policies introduced by the Central Bank of Jordan and the country's government are already making headway in tackling these challenges.

Karnit Flug

Israel CBG: Interest rate cuts target weak economy

October 1, 2014

A year into Karnit Flug’s tenure as governor of the Bank of Israel, James King looks at the impact of her stewardship on the broader economy.

Israeli banks seek hi-tech growth

Israel's banks gear up for their next phase of growth

October 1, 2014

A difficult macroeconomic environment has hardly dented the performance of Israeli banks, which are pushing ahead with new plans for longer term growth by honing their strategies in sectors including hi-tech and energy.

Cyber attack

Cyber attack: Is your bank safe?

September 1, 2014

From financially motivated cyber crime to politically influenced cyber warfare, the virtual threats to financial institutions are multiplying. Companies must respond by arming themselves against such attacks or else they risk losing their footing on the new digital battleground.

Nicholas Wilson

Qatar Investment Fund chairman puts out the international welcome mat

August 1, 2014

Qatar Investment Fund is overcoming the traditional hurdles to investment in Qatar, allowing investors to tap the country’s stellar growth, its chairman tells James King.

UAE and Qatar move up the investment status ranks

August 1, 2014

Having been upgraded from frontier to emerging market status by Morgan Stanley Capital International, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are certain to see increasing levels of investor interest, but they are also likely to be confronted with some new challenges.

By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our cookie policy unless you have disabled them. You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them.