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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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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.

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Saudi mega-merger symbolises Gulf M&A trend

March 1, 2021

Tie-up between NCB and Samba Financial heralds a second wave of bank consolidation in the region.

Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to reboot economy

January 18, 2021

Gulf kingdom reportedly seeking to snatch multinationals from Dubai, as sovereign wealth fund ramps up investment.

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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. 

Challenging times ahead for Saudi banks

March 31, 2020

The oil-dependent country faces a difficult period ahead, but is taking measures to prepare for the coming storm. 

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Al Rajhi CEO looks to continue diversification drive

November 1, 2019

Al Rajhi CEO Stefano Bertamini talks about growth areas at the bank, including high take-up of its mobile app.

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