Latest articles from Middle East

Joint study benchmarks Gulf states’ standards

November 6, 2006

A ground-breaking survey on corporate governance recommends action to pull the GCC in line with global best practice. Stephen Timewell reports

From Keynes to the Quran

November 6, 2006

History is littered with failed monetary unions so why and how would an Islamic monetary union work? By Joseph DiVanna.

More mileage left in Islamic market

November 6, 2006

Joseph DiVanna considers how banks offering shariah-compliant products will develop in the future.

‘Father of all banks’ keeps his patience

October 2, 2006

Central bank governor Sheikh Salem remains positive about Kuwait’s prospects of becoming a financial centre… eventually. Karina Robinson talks to him.

Hard drive for business

October 2, 2006

The seriousness with which Qatar has approached the establishment of its financial centre shows the country is committed to attracting international business, writes Nigel Dudley in Doha.

Investment bank of the year/ Europe, Middle East and Africa: Deutsche Bank

October 2, 2006

Deutsche Bank is a clear winner for Investment Bank of the Year: EMEA. The scale of its business in Europe is pretty unique, with a particularly powerful franchise across equity and debt capital markets, and FX and derivatives.

Business as usual in Beirut

September 4, 2006

Nick Kochan explains how contingency planning allowed The Bank of New York Beirut office to remain operational as Israeli bombs fell on Lebanon’s capital.

Investing overseas on a wave of liquidity

September 4, 2006

The oil price boom is fuelling a major investment spree abroad by the Gulf’s banks, companies and individuals, writes Jon Marks.

International banks made to set up shop

September 4, 2006

International banks are being drawn into the Gulf by a sea of liquidity, with huge opportunities awaiting them provided they physically base themselves in the region, writes Jon Marks.

Bahrain bets on its track record

August 7, 2006

Bahrain believes its continued dominance as a financial centre lies in it complementing GCC rivals, while taking a lead in Islamic banking. Eleanor Gillespie writes.

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