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Incentivising UAE’s fintech boom

September 15, 2021

Financial services foreign direct investment rose in 2020 despite the pandemic and has remained robust this year on the back of generous state support.

Loan growth steady at UAE banks

August 25, 2021

The central bank implemented targeted support measures last year to ease pressure on companies and provide banks with liquidity.

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A new era for GCC digital banking

August 19, 2021

Digital-only banks in the Gulf Co-operation Council are experiencing a boom.

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Building UAE's blockchain KYC platform

August 13, 2021

Astyanax Kanakakis, chief executive of norbloc, on how its digital onboarding system has simplified the account-opening process.

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UAE banks robust despite challenging environment

January 4, 2021

Gulf country’s financial sector has withstood twin shocks to the domestic economy.

Will legal reforms boost UAE’s position as a global business hub?

November 10, 2020

Wide-ranging legal changes have been designed with foreign residents and investors in mind.

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UAE banks feel the benefit of experience

February 1, 2019

From their enviably stable position, the UAE’s banks are in a strong position to face anything 2019 can throw at them, even the market turbulence caused by impending mergers and rising interest rates. James King reports.

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UAE faces headwinds undaunted thanks to reform agenda

February 1, 2019

The UAE’s reform timetable is providing the country with some breathing space in addressing problems with a declining real estate market and stagnant job creation rates. James King reports. 

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Emirates NBD’s new digital lead brings a fintech mindset

August 1, 2018

Evans Munyuki, recently appointed as group chief digital officer at Emirates NBD, talks to Joy Macknight about his plans to take the digitally mature bank to the next level of innovation. 

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UAE seeks Middle East arbitration hub status

May 1, 2018

The United Arab Emirates is hoping to build on its growing reputation as a business hub with a law designed to boost its credentials as a regional centre for arbitration, an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution. Kit Gillet reports.

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