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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.

Dina Saman

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.

Mehdi Manaa

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.

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NBK puts faith in technology to drive future growth

April 1, 2021

Salah Y Al-Fulaij, Kuwait CEO of NBK, on the state of Kuwait’s banking sector and the key drivers for post-pandemic growth.

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Trying times for Kuwait’s economy

April 1, 2021

Historic enmity between Kuwait’s government and national assembly offer little confidence that the country will pass the economic reforms it desperately needs.

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Kuwait’s banks bruised but unbowed

April 1, 2021

Banks in Kuwait may have taken a knock from Covid-19 and its related effects, but optimism remains.