Opinion pieces

Another all-time high for Bitcoin. How long will it last this time?

“Bitcoin reached a new all-time high last week”, we’ve been hearing this on an almost daily basis for a few weeks, as the cryptocurrency...

Data governance and data quality in big data context

The banking industry is a prime example of how data controls the world. The volume of data generated is enormous and continues to grow...

How can finance do its part to combat climate change

Climate change presents a societal and economic challenge that we have never seen before. As a global society we must learn to change ingrained...

Deleveraging data has costed Middle Eastern principal investors over USD 6 billion in potential returns on investment

Principal investors in the Middle East – comprising of the likes of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), family offices, private equity companies, and institutional investors...

Middle East banks still face a digital dilemma and it’s not the technology

Middle East retail banks are still facing a unique set of challenges as they navigate the digital transformation journey. From regulatory hurdles to tech...

Huawei Cloud paves way for global opportunities

Cloud computing is booming. The changes in the technology landscape have allowed it to flourish and become a key part of corporate IT strategy...

Digital Transformation Grows FinTech Sector

For years, cash transactions were favored by consumers worldwide, as 75% of them conduct most of their transactions in cash. Physical payments were deemed...

Precision Medicine – The next best sector to invest in for economic resurgence in the GCC

The UAE economy grew at 2.9 per cent year-on-year in 2019, however due to COVID, this has caused the UAE and all neighboring countries...

Some truths about digital transformation

It remains the case that most financial institutions in the MEA region are struggling with the notion of digital transformation (DX).  We mention MEA...

Reasons to be cheerful

The UAE and broader MENA region have long been recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI) via strong international ties with investors and businesses in...

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