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Citi betting on wealthy Middle Eastern family firms

...like Dubai's Al-Futtaim Group and Saudi Arabia's Olayan Group, who controls lucrative businesses such as oil and gas and automobiles.

May 5, 2013 10:55
 
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Opinion: Banking on mobile for the future

Banks know they cannot afford to be on the back foot when it comes to mobile, yet the speed of consumer adoption is far faster than most businesses can contemplate

July 27, 2012 11:00
 
Brace yourselves: GCC prepares for the worst

Brace yourselves: GCC prepares for the worst

Analysts say the GCC's financial systems are stronger than they were during the first economic crash. But can it withstand a second wave of crisis?

September 28, 2011 3:43
 

Former Deutsche Bank Islamic finance head joins UBS in Dubai

Hussein Hassan, Deutsche Bank's former head of Islamic finance and structuring in the Middle East and North Africa Global Markets, has left the firm to join competitor UBS in Dubai.

September 15, 2011 11:08
 
Islamic Finance: worth banking on?

Islamic Finance: worth banking on?

The $1 trillion Islamic finance industry has faced some challenges with financial distress becoming the norm. Can Islamic financial institutions be any more ethical, asks E. Shahid.

September 3, 2011 4:12
 
Stanchart CEO sees rise in bond issues before yearend

Stanchart CEO sees rise in bond issues before yearend

Investor demand could drive new issuances from Gulf; No plans to shift HQ from London; No impact of regional unrest on bank's ME operations

May 24, 2011 2:03
 

Banque Misr in talks to sell Samba stake -report

Egypt's Banque Misr plans to sell 2 per cent Samba stake valued at $840 million.

May 23, 2011 10:50
 
Cleaning up the region’s financial scene

Cleaning up the region’s financial scene

The economic crisis seems to have done us one good service: The region is finally putting its financial houses in order.

February 1, 2011 4:45