2021

Banking For A New Era In The GCC

Banking For A New Era In The GCC

Across the GCC, banks are grappling with changing expectations driven by the new possibilities offered by technology.

Saudi Arabia: The Comeback Trail

Saudi Arabia: The Comeback Trail

Thanks to a smooth management of the pandemic, higher oil prices and increased production, the Arab world’s biggest economy is rebounding with vigor.

A Triumphant Return

A Triumphant Return

Global Finance was live in Dubai to host the 2021 Middle East Digital Banks and Innovators Awards Dinner.  

UAE: Staying Open

UAE: Staying Open

While most countries are stuck with lock-downs to smother the pandemic, the UAE chose to remain open. Will the gamble pay off economically? 

Beyond Austerity

Beyond Austerity

Despite a year of increasing pressure and concerns, the Saudi financial sector remains resilient.

2020

World’s Best Private Banks 2021: Middle East

World’s Best Private Banks 2021: Middle East

Large, fast-growing institutions based in the region are building up their private banking capacities, testing global ambitions and preparing for a generational wealth transfer.

Egypt Looks South

Egypt Looks South

While the global economy slows, Egyptian banks aim to expand their foothold in Africa and boost intraregional trade.

Destination Egypt

Destination Egypt

While the Covid-19 pandemic has postponed a spate of deals, regional institutions want a piece of the Egyptian banking sector.

The Last Internet Battlefield

The Last Internet Battlefield

By drone or by cable, Google, Facebook and other tech giants are vying to unlock Africa’s trove of potential subscribers who still lack internet access.

The Gulf Goes Green

The Gulf Goes Green

Facing the combined effects of Covid-19 and an oil crisis, GCC governments and banks are looking to accelerate economic diversification and transition to sustainable finance.