Latest articles from Middle East

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Bank Leumi CEO looks ahead to post-Covid growth

July 29, 2021

Hanan Friedman talks about digital strategy in the lockdown age and the opportunities created by the Abraham Accords.

Saudi Arabian lenders make gains in the Top 1000

July 26, 2021

Gulf country's banks are the main regional gainers in this year’s ranking, as loan books continued to rise healthily.

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Geidea on the growth of digital-only financial services in the Gulf

July 15, 2021

Abdullah Al-Othman on the prospects for Saudi Arabia’s first digital-only banks.

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Qatar’s economy thrives through self-sufficiency

May 24, 2021

Despite the challenges of an economic blockade and Covid-19, Qatar's economy entered 2021 relatively unscathed. 

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Qatari banks' digital transformation remains on track

May 24, 2021

The chief executive of Qatar’s Doha Bank on getting through the pandemic and plans for 2021.

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Qatar’s banking sector stands strong in face of pandemic

May 24, 2021

The Gulf country was well positioned for difficult economic conditions when Covid-19 hit.

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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.

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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.