Opinion pieces

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...

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...

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...

Levelling the playing field for female entrepreneurs in Africa

Mobilising support for female entrepreneurs is a necessary factor in improving livelihoods and transforming the global economy. Studies have shown that, if...

FinTech is integral for economic recovery

Whilst the dual shock of low oil prices and the unprecedented impact of a global pandemic has presented economies and businesses around...

Investors cannot commit unless they adjust: developing a disruption mindset to navigate localization

For investors, having trust in their portfolio to deliver the expected returns is more important than aiming for higher profits. Yet, higher...

I’m a CFO. Here’s how to sell me on digital transformation.

Digital transformation should be top of mind for every C-suite executive these days. Why? Because digitizing manual processes can drive exponential increases...

KSA and UAE accelerate the transition to immediate payments

The concept of immediate payments may date back to the 1970s, but the rollout of real-time payment (RTP) systems has only begun...

Open Banking: A disrupter of redundant banking practices

Open Banking 101 After struggling to manage the growing issues of unbridled monopolizing of rules and regulations of the...

Cost predictability core to banks’ operational recoveries

Most of the strategic decisions’ banks in the GCC made in response to the Covid-19 outbreak were underscored by business continuity, employee...

Latest news

Paymentology enters the Middle East’s $200 billion digital payments market

Paymentology, a payment technology solutions provider, has entered the Middle East’s US$200 billion digital payments market by setting up its regional office...

Mastercard Priceless Planet Coalition welcomes Expo 2020 Dubai, Emirates NBD, Network International as strategic partners to fight climate change

As the effects of climate change ravage many parts of the world and we experience some of the most extreme weather events...

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank launches UAE’s first virtual banking sales platform

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) announced the launch of a pioneering remote sales platform allowing customers to converse with ADIB and apply...

SHUAA Capital appointed Advisor to 500 Startups’ Falcons 1 Fund

SHUAA Capital, an asset management and investment banking platform in the region, has been appointed by 500 Startups, the most active early...

Accelerated digital investment gives Middle East banks a decisive advantage post-COVID

According to research recently conducted by Avaya, 50% of banking customers express a preference towards ‘digital only’ service channels such as online...
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