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Egypt’s minister of planning looks to steady the ship

April 10, 2020

Egypt’s minister of planning and economic development talks to The Banker about stabilising the economy and attracting foreign investment.

Mazin Saad Al-Nahedh teaser

Kuwait Finance House chief looks to life after AUB acquisition

April 1, 2020

Kuwait Finance House's chief executive discusses the acquisition of Ahli United Bank and fintech’s threats and opportunities.

Mohammad Al-Hashel teaser

Kuwait CBG sees positive financial prospects

April 1, 2020

Central Bank of Kuwait governor Mohammad Y Al-Hashel talks to John Everington about identifying credit growth and the likelihood of further consolidation.

KFH teaser

Kuwait’s prudence pays off ahead of crisis

April 1, 2020

The Banker looks at how Kuwait is preparing to survive falling oil prices and the Covid-19 crisis.

Kuwait skyline teaser

Kuwait’s corporate governance is put to the test

April 1, 2020

With an eye to attracting foreign investment, Kuwait is pushing ahead with reforms to the regulation of corporate conduct. 

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Kuwait towers teaser

Kuwait’s fiscal buffers bring breathing space

April 1, 2020

While Kuwait does have a financial bulwark against the financial challenges caused by the reduction in oil prices and the coronavirus, it is not limitless – meaning it may have to look again at its abandoned reforms. 

Q8 teaser

Kuwait and allies mull co-operation with non-OPEC producers

April 1, 2020

Kuwait and other OPEC members are considering an agreement with non-OPEC countries to reduce supply – but is this likely? 

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Kuwait stock exchange teaser

Reforms put Kuwaiti stocks on investors' radars

April 1, 2020

Kuwait has made strong moves towards improving its capital markets – but the coronavirus pandemic may well put a brake on this progress.

Sahel teaser

Sub-Saharan Africa's two-pronged M&A trend

March 9, 2020

M&A activity has been a prominent feature of sub-Saharan Africa's banking sector in recent years, with the reason behind these moves tending to be one of crisis or expansion.

KCB teaser

What is behind Kenya's M&A run?

March 9, 2020

Kenya has been a hotbed of M&A activity in the banking sector in the past 12 months. The Banker looks at the factors behind this.

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