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Doha teaser

Can Qatar's self-reliance strategy provide bulwark against crisis?

June 5, 2020

Gulf state hopes economic independence because of blockade will help it withstand downturn.

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Deep state pockets underpin Qatari banks resilience

June 5, 2020

Despite rising non-performing loans risk, confidence in banking system remains high. 

Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani teaser

Speedy response should shore up economy, says Qatar's central bank

June 5, 2020

Supportive measures will ease economic stress, says governor Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani.

Stephen Groff teaser

Saudi development fund's head looks to take on a more active role

April 29, 2020

The head of Saudi Arabia's National Development Fund explains how the fund intends to support national businesses in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Will the pandemic stymie Saudi Arabia's reform agenda?

April 29, 2020

Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 economic overhaul is being put to the test by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saudi banks approach pandemic from a position of strength

April 29, 2020

Saudi banks, confident of surviving the crisis-driven lockdown, are speeding up their digital capacity and looking to support clients. 

Karim S Rebeiz teaser

How to pull Lebanon back from the brink

April 3, 2020

The dean of the college of business at Phoenicia University suggests a roadmap for Lebanon’s economic recovery as the country faces default for the first time in its history.

Mazin Saad Al-Nahedh teaser

Kuwait Finance House chief looks to life after AUB acquisition

April 1, 2020

Kuwait Finance House's chief executive discusses the acquisition of Ahli United Bank and fintech’s threats and opportunities.

Mohammad Al-Hashel teaser

Kuwait CBG sees positive financial prospects

April 1, 2020

Central Bank of Kuwait governor Mohammad Y Al-Hashel talks to John Everington about identifying credit growth and the likelihood of further consolidation.

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Kuwait’s prudence pays off ahead of crisis

April 1, 2020

The Banker looks at how Kuwait is preparing to survive falling oil prices and the Covid-19 crisis.