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Dubai’s new virtual asset regulations set a high standard

March 10, 2023

After a year of chaos in the crypto sphere, the Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority’s framework represents a shift in the regulatory approach to virtual assets. 

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March 6, 2023

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Salik’s road to IPO success

February 28, 2023

In its first foray into the market, the sole operator of Dubai’s automated road toll collection system saw its retail tranche 190 times oversubscribed.

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Digitisation can drive a global trade revolution

February 17, 2023

This post-pandemic moment is the perfect time to modernise the global trading system, writes UAE minister of state for foreign trade, Thani Al Zeyoudi.

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Rakbank’s fight to remain competitive with UAE megalenders and neobanks

January 6, 2023

Rakbank chief executive Raheel Ahmed talks to John Everington about the outlook for the UAE economy in 2023, the bank's strategy for remaining competitive in a crowded market, and the outlook for the country's neobanks.

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New crypto rules grant DIFC innovation boost

November 10, 2022

The Dubai International Financial Centre’s new crypto regime aims for a careful symmetry between the cutting edge and investor protection.


Wio brings platform banking to the UAE

October 6, 2022

Wio chief executive, Jayesh Patel, speaks to The Banker about his long-term vision for the bank.

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UAE sends positive signals in matching UK enforcement

September 29, 2022

The United Arab Emirates is consolidating its standing on the international stage as it leans towards reciprocity of enforcing judgements from the UK.

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Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama: The UAE’s role in bringing crypto assets into the mainstream

September 28, 2022

Those at the forefront of new technologies must be given room to breathe, while authorities ensure that the regulations necessary to protect consumers and the financial system, as well as prevent criminal enterprise, are in place.


Investment in traditional energy is essential for transition

September 9, 2022

Careful and planned investment in both renewables and hydrocarbons is essential for an effective energy transition.

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