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Saudi Arabia's CMA chief looks to keep on pressing for change

May 1, 2019

The chairman of Saudi Arabia‚Äôs Capital Markets Authority talks to The Banker. 

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Saudi Arabia celebrates MSCI index inclusion

May 1, 2019

The acceptance of Saudi Arabia's stock exchange into the MSCI Emerging Markets Index marks the progress of its capital markets. 

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Saudi banks prosper as country transitions away from oil

May 1, 2019

Saudi Arabia's banks are getting prepared for the transition to a less oil-dependent economy. 

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Market keeps faith with Saudi commitment to reform

May 1, 2019

As Saudi Arabia moves towards its Vision 2030 goals, the business community remains optimistic that reform is inevitable, if slower than hoped.

The Banker's Top 100 African Banks ranking 2019: a brighter picture

May 1, 2019

African banks enjoyed an improved 2017 on the whole, according to The Banker's Top 100 African Banks ranking.

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Kuwait central banker finds fine balance between prudence and innovation

April 1, 2019

Kuwait's central bank governor talks about preserving the attractiveness of the national currency and harnessing the power of technology while mitigating its risks.

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Kuwait builds on its regional ambitions

April 1, 2019

Kuwait is oil-rich, has an enviable geopolitical location and a well-developed financial sector. James King assesses its ambitions to become a serious regional player in the Middle East.

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Banking sector bring clarity to Kuwait's vision

April 1, 2019

Kuwait's 2035 Vision is based around the country becoming a regional finance heavyweight. Now its banks are moving apace to make that a reality, with healthy bottom lines and innovative approaches to lending, retail and fintech. James King reports.

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FTSE emerging market listing shows Kuwait means business

April 1, 2019

Recent moves to improve Kuwait's capital markets have won the country a place on the FTSE Russell emerging markets list and boosted its international profile.

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Kuwait's Islamic finance sector takes off

April 1, 2019

Moves by Kuwait's central bank to sharpen regulation, improve liquidity and encourage greater take-up of fintech have nurtured the development of the country's Islamic finance sector. 

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