Wednesday 18, September 2013    |   Setting the benchmark for Middle East banks

Benchmarking the banks 2013

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  • Retail banking automation: delivering superior customer experience

     

    Dr. Dimitrios Vasileios Kokkinos, Chairman & Managing Director and Spyros Gousetis, Vice Chairman, DVK Consultants discusses the role retail banking will…

  • MENA equities finally come of age

     

    Hasnain Malik, Head of Equity Research, Exotix Capital, illustrates the new appeal of the region's equity market

    The equity markets of the Middle East and North Africa have been…

  • Ripe for the picking

     

    Emmanuel Laurina, Managing Director, Head of Middle East & North Africa and Ana Harris, Head of Equity Portfolio Strategists for EMEA, both from State Street Global Advisors, speak…

  • Bahrain’s bright prospects

     

    Dr Jarmo Kotilaine, Chief Economist at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, tells Banker Middle East that it’s not all doom and gloom as it may be perceived in Bahrain

    How…

  • Bahrain means business

     

    Bahrain’s economy may seem like the ugly duckling next to its GCC neighbours, but the Kingdom is determined to spread its wings

    Bahrain hasn’t taken too kindly to recent…

  • The Saudi influence

     

    Speaking exclusively to Banker Middle East, Samer Abu Aker, Acting CEO of SEDCO Capital, provides thorough insight into the financial and economic developments in Saudi Arabia…

  • Strength in soft infrastructure

     

    Brian Howard, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins, highlights Bahrain’s progress on the legislative front and explains how it bodes well for foreign investment

    Countries…

  • Driving change

     

    Rivaan Roopnarain Senior Manager and Costa Natsas, Leader: Africa, both at PwC Banking & Capital Markets, discuss current and emerging banking industry trends across Middle East and…

  • The future of Bahraini banking

     

    Sael Al Waary, Chairman of AFS, sat down with Banker Middle East at the second Middle East & Africa Fintech Forum for a chat on Bahrain’s achievement in the fintech…

  • Markets: more to be done

     

    Speaking exclusively to Banker Middle East, Seltem Iyigun, Economist for Middle East & Turkey at Coface, provides an overview of where GCC sovereigns stand economically

  • When cybercriminals take on financial institutions

     

    Amir Kanaan, Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky, discusses the development of cyberthreats in 2018, and what to expect

    The year 2017 witnessed…

  • Embracing the new normal

     

    Banker Middle East looks at how Middle East markets are adjusting well to the new realities of oil prices, local investment valuations, and international sentiments

    Deal…

  • AI’s Limitless potential

     

    AI is the key to the future of banks and to banks of the future, Amr El Saadani, Accenture’s Managing Director and Financial Services Lead in the Middle East & Turkey tells…

  • The pros and cons of offshore incorporation

     

    Kenneth Morgan, Head of Business Development and Marketing at BVI Finance discusses the business and banking benefits of setting up offshore with Banker Middle East

    More…

  • Unlocking cardless ATMs

     

    Mike Lynch, Chief Strategy Officer at InAuth says that mobile device security is key to the success of cardless ATMs

    Banks worldwide are continuing to create better customer experiences,…

  • Virtual account management

     

    Amol Bahuguna, Head of Payments and Cash Management at Commercial Bank of Dubai says cash management products off a major opportunity to streamline accounts receivable and improve operational…

  • Green Sukuk: driving issuance in the GCC

     

    Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings, considers the opportunities for Green Islamic finance in the region for the year ahead

    The GCC faces…

  • Darkest before dawn?

     

    For many years, Iraqi citizens have felt that the only way is up—and analysts are finally starting to agree 

    Oil is both Iraq’s biggest strength and weakness.…

  • Tapping into Saudi’s debt

     

    Mohammed Khnifer, Debt Capital Markets Senior Associate at the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), explains emerging market investors…

  • Black gold: a blessing and a curse

     

    Making the largest oil discovery since 1932 may not impact Bahrain’s economic and fiscal metrics for at least another five years.

  • Honing banking talent

     

    Banker Middle East sat down with HE Hesham Abdullah Al Qassim, Chairman of Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies…

  • Leading Kuwait for over 75 years

     

    In an exclusive interview with Banker Middle East, Richard Groves, CEO of Ahli United Bank Kuwait, looks back at the bank’s triumphs and provides…

  • Adopting the highest standards of cybersecurity

     

    Mohammed Abukhater, VP Sales—MEA at FireEye International (Middle East) discusses potential cybersecurity threats to banks and strategies to address them…

  • How private banks are utilising blockchain

     

    WEALTH Arabia speaks to Dr. Veronica Lange, Head Group CTO Innovation Switzerland, Executive Director, UBS, about how the institution is taking advantage…

  • Green developments in Islamic finance

     

    The global increase in environmental awareness has led to a marked rise in the appetite for green bonds and this an opportunity for green Sukuk issuances says…

  • The rise of GCC bonds

     

    On the back of strong foreign investor demand, Banker Middle East looks at how the appetite for GCC debt is expected to continue in 2018 despite precarious oil prices and geopolitical…

  • Improving market sentiments

     

    Vijay Valecha, Chief Market Analyst at Century Financial Brokers, provides Banker Middle East a comprehensive review of financial markets since the start of 2018.

  • Saudi banking's first lady

     

    In an exclusive interview, Banker Middle East speaks to Rania Nashar, Chief Executive of Samba Financial Group and the first female CEO of a listed Saudi Arabian commercial…

  • Market's wild ride not over yet

     

    Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM, comments on the market’s volatility.

    Investors across the globe are finding it difficult time currently…

  • Challenges on the path to achieving impact

     

    Management need to be clear and fully committed to their objectives, says Tariq Hameed, Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal's Financial Institutions Advisory Services…

  • Al Rajhi Bank: Looking to the future

     

    In a conversation with Robin Amlôt, Consultant at CPI Financial, Steve Bertamini, CEO of Al Rajhi Bank, talks about the bank’s performance in 2017 and its plans in the…

  • Getting regulation ready

     

    In an exclusive interview, Banker Middle East sits down with Patrick Gearon, Partner at Charles Russel Speechlys, to discuss the regulatory environment surrounding financial…

  • Deepening GCC-Asia petrochemical ties

     

    Hetain Mistry, Managing Analyst—Petrochemicals at S&P Global Platts, suggests a rapid re-think of the playbook for Gulf exporters to sustain a competitive edge.

  • Banking's new horizon

     

    Tony Long, CEO of CPI Financial, shares his thoughts on the future of banking.

      

    The future. It’s always interesting…

  • 2018: a better year for GCC banks

     

    Banker Middle East looks at how improving economic conditions and strong capitalisation underpin the resilience and stability of financial institutions.

    Industry…

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