with Jan Rasmussen, Nordea Markets
Development in the Middle East, and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in particular, is being fueled by the growth of Islamic finance.
Global Finance’s first annual list of Who’s Who in The Middle East.
Banking | United Kingdom
In its 2014 annual report published in February, RBS announced that CIB, which includes global transaction services, will reduce its geographical footprint from 38 to 13 countries.
Global Finance presents the winners of its 16th annual Best Investment Bank Awards.
with Clifford Lee, DBS Bank
Country Report | Taiwan
The nation’s banks have benefited from a strengthening economy, but now they must look overseas for growth. And there lies more risk.
Banking | Portugal/Angola
A tug of war is developing over Portugal’s fourth-largest lender, Banco BPI, between its two largest shareholders.
Milestones | Greece
On March 3, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development approved a request from Athens to invest directly in Greece.
Interviews with the CEO's of Al Ahli Bank, Gulf Bank, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and Qatar National Bank
As banks find their margins squeezed on traditional lending and payments activities, nonbank credit and financing—supported by technological innovation—is growing exponentially.
At first glance, Central Asia’s banking sector looks like somewhere you just wouldn’t want to go.
Global Finance sat down with Egyptian bank CIB’s chairman and MD, Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, to discuss its strategy during the Arab Spring and how it plans to attract a younger clientele.
Milestones | India
The Reserve Bank of India’s recent bid to offer licenses for setting up small finance and payment banks has elicited an overwhelming response, with at least 113 companies entering the fray.
Trends | Global Banking
On the surface at least, Spain’s Banco Santander and Cloud storage providers do not appear to have much in common.
Capital Markets | Fixed-Income Strategy
Investors lined up recently to pay for the privilege of lending money to Finland.