Latest articles from United Arab Emirates

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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.

Sharjah court

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.

Nameer Khan

The UAE's growing role as a fintech hub

May 26, 2022

Government reforms are making the UAE an increasingly attractive location for fintechs doing business in the wider region, writes Nameer Khan. 


Gulf consolidation slows as economic pressures ease

March 1, 2022

Middle Eastern fintechs and neobanks are attracting investment from overseas, as the wave of mega-mergers among the region’s largest lenders grinds to a halt.


UAE banks remain cautious on lending

January 26, 2022

Protected from the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic by the central bank, UAE's stable banking sector faces asset quality challenges and profitability pressures. Is further M&A on the cards?


UAE's Zand aims to support SMEs

January 25, 2022

On the runway to launch, the CEO of the UAE's new digital-only bank talks about its plans to attract customers in a competitive market.


UAE's competitiveness agenda

January 21, 2022

Already one of the most dynamic economies in the Middle East, the UAE is continuing to pass bold reforms to attract investment and talent from around the world.

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