2021

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.

Future Uncertain

Future Uncertain

The MENA region is rapidly minting millionaires, but the Covid pandemic and a generational shift in ownership of wealth promise changes in how it’s invested and in what.