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Bank of Palestine CEO predicts brighter future

April 1, 2021

Mahmoud Shawa on the outlook for the territory's economy in 2021.

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Kuwait central bank hopes for swift post-pandemic recovery

April 1, 2021

Central Bank of Kuwait governor Mohammad Al-Hashel talks to John Everington about protecting the banking sector and growing credit amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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NBK puts faith in technology to drive future growth

April 1, 2021

Salah Y Al-Fulaij, Kuwait CEO of NBK, on the state of Kuwait’s banking sector and the key drivers for post-pandemic growth.

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Trying times for Kuwait’s economy

April 1, 2021

Historic enmity between Kuwait’s government and national assembly offer little confidence that the country will pass the economic reforms it desperately needs.

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Kuwait’s banks bruised but unbowed

April 1, 2021

Banks in Kuwait may have taken a knock from Covid-19 and its related effects, but optimism remains.

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Could universal basic income rewrite Kuwait's future?

March 17, 2021

Kuwait relies on public sector wages and energy subsidies. If the country is to revive its withered private sector, radical changes are needed.

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Oiling the wheels of Kuwait’s recovery

March 16, 2021

Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on the markets over the past year, especially as far as oil is concerned. 

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The Banker’s top Islamic GCC Banks ranking

March 1, 2021

The Gulf region is powering global growth in Islamic finance, as The Banker's latest ranking shows. 

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Bahrain central bank backs fintechs to boost FDI

March 1, 2021

Bahrain is leading the Gulf states' charge to boost digital financial services.

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Fintechs drawn to underdeveloped Middle East and Africa markets

March 1, 2021

Western Union is one of a number of major companies to seize digital opportunities in the underbanked Middle East and Africa regions.

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