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Salik’s road to IPO success

February 28, 2023

In its first foray into the market, the sole operator of Dubai’s automated road toll collection system saw its retail tranche 190 times oversubscribed.

Inflation: beyond the headlines

February 28, 2023

Headline inflation does not help in investigating how inflation impacts distinct population groups and countries differently. 

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Bahraini lenders eye mortgage boost

February 27, 2023

Having benefited from high government spending during the pandemic, Bahrain’s banks are looking to the retail sector to support growth in the coming year.

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Egypt remains a key African investment destination despite economic challenges

February 24, 2023

While African deal values fell last year in line with international trends, the country remains a significant investment destination for Middle Eastern investors, writes John Everington. 

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Georgia central bank governor Koba Gvenetadze reflects on his seven years in office

February 23, 2023

The National Bank of Georgia’s outgoing governor talks about his biggest regret and the need for central banks to make unpopular decisions.

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Female-founded private equity fund forges path in the Middle East

February 22, 2023

Huda Al-Lawati, founder and CEO of Aliph Capital, the first female-founded private equity fund in the Middle East, speaks to The Banker.

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Funding Asia-Pacific’s infrastructure projects

February 21, 2023

Asia has a wide infrastructure gap, which was further exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic. As countries look to new ways of raising financing, innovative structures and a focus on renewables is helping to lure in new investors. 

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Bahrain’s economy enjoys respite despite long-term challenges

February 20, 2023

The country faces an uphill battle to prepare for a future beyond oil.

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Balancing speed and fairness in regulatory investigations for individuals

February 20, 2023

Now is an opportune time to consider introducing UK regulatory investigation time limits in order to achieve better fairness and proportionality.

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Latin America’s economic challenges for 2023

February 17, 2023

Short- and long-term economic challenges and shifting growth paradigms are the topics of discussion for the Latam economists participating in The Banker’s roundtable. 

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