Tech companies compete with banks.
Adnan Ahmed Yousif, president and CEO of Al Baraka Banking Group, talks with Global Finance about fintech, the changing regulatory environment and hurdles to overcome.
Saudi Arabia is looking for greater foreign investment.
Two north African nations try to stabilize their finances.
Aramco hits up the bond market as excitement around potential IPO fades.
CEO Nemeh Sabbagh talks about how technology, trade and green financing put Arab Bank at the forefront of change for its client base.
Tighter fiscal policies and oil-output cuts agreed to by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), plus Russia, could cause economic growth in the Middle East region to slow this year. Favorable demographics will underpin long-term growth in the decades ahead, but productivity gains will be slow, economists say. Despite efforts to diversify their economies, the Arab Gulf countries will remain reliant on their oil and gas sectors for years to come.