Opinion pieces

Crypto: The highlights of 2021 and what to expect in 2022

On the first weekday of the new year, we are looking back at crypto market in 2021 but also portraying what we expect will...

Metaverse: over-hyped or the next internet revolution?

A virtual space race to the ‘metaverse’ has begun. What does this immersive online future hold, why is it important, and where do we...

Fraud scenarios in the Buy Now, Pay Later ecosystem

Banking has undergone huge transformations over the last decade as it becomes more embedded in consumers’ everyday lives. In the last year alone, technology adoption...

Payment Modernization: Why is it a priority for traditional banks

Ove the last few years, one area of banking that has undergone a massive shift is Payments. Rapid urbanization, advances in technology, and the...

Ethical investment in the GCC – merging present and future opportunities for regional investors

Ethical investment is not new to the Middle East. Research indicates the issuance of the first Islamic bond, or sukuk, in Damascus 1,300 years...

How CFOs can be the custodians of AI endeavours for Middle East enterprises

Artificial intelligence was in ascendence in the Middle East prior to the global pandemic. A PwC estimate tipped it to be a US$320 billion...

Digitization will change Wealth Management: How will you keep pace?

The global wealth management market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9% from 2021 to 2025. Wealth management firms are still recovering...

From a domestic to a global focus; the drivers of diversification of GCC family businesses

Family businesses have played a significant role in the development of economies around the globe, spurring employment, innovation and economic growth. In the GCC...

The inherent vulnerabilities harming financial services companies

Financial services organizations are among the most targeted in the world by the most sophisticated and well-resourced attackers. It is increasingly important that the entire...

Change is a constant in MENA; how can businesses prepare for what’s next?

The Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) is a truly unique region. While every market has its distinctive elements, those differences, fragmentations, and...

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