Latest articles from Middle East

Gulf gets a retail boost

November 3, 2003

While Gulf banks enjoy strong results, banks in non-oil countries have seen a drop in their profits. Stephen Timewell reports.

Bulls in a tight economy

November 3, 2003

It is a wonder that Zambia’s banks survive, let alone make money, in a country where running costs are high, reports Gill Baker.

After Iraq

April 2, 2003

Is the Iraq crisis principally about removing a despot from power or is the underlying reality more to do with asserting US global hegemony? Stephen Timewell explores the issues and discusses their implications for banking and finance.

Saudi finance stands tall

April 2, 2003

The Saudi financial sector continues its vibrant growth. Stephen Timewell reports from Riyadh on the players and a new law governing capital markets.

Saudi banks buck international trend

April 2, 2002

Stephen Timewell reports from Riyadh on how most of Saudi Arabia's banks are enjoying a profitable year.