Managers of Wealth - Middle East http://mebankers.net/ Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:40:10 BST part of MediaG8way Group http://mebankers.net/ http://mebankers.net/assets/images/logo.png Managers of Wealth - Middle East KohanaPHP Trust Re appoints Talal Al Zain as new group CEO replacing Abunahl News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28650/trust-re-appoints-talal-al-zain-as-new-group-ceo-replacing-abunahl Abunahl will be moving to Cyprus to take a leading role at Nest Investments Holdings, the sole shareholder of Trust Re. On the Move UAE Banks Federation announces new board News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28652/uae-banks-federation-announces-new-board The new board will serve for the next three years from May 2019 to April 2022 On the Move Jersey Finance makes double appointment to support Middle East growth Ana Hall Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28612/jersey-finance-makes-double-appointment-to-support-middle-east-growth After managing the registry for a year, Ella took over the role of Associate Director at the DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority On the Move Crestbridge appoints new MD for Bahrain office Mitzi Limlengco Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28580/crestbridge-appoints-new-md-for-bahrain-office With over 30 years’ experience in the region, Bashar has a strong track record in developing relationships with financial institutions, UHNW families and institutional investors. On the Move AXIS Re names new president of EMEA & Latin America Mitzi Limlengco Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28578/axis-re-names-new-president-of-emea-ampamp-latin-america Mr. Hottinger has held a number of underwriting managerial roles within AXIS Re On the Move Boodle Hatfield promotes Reem Al-Jumaily to Partner and four to Senior Associate Ana Hall Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28576/boodle-hatfield-promotes-reem-al-jumaily-to-partner-and-four-to-senior-associate Reem is a fluent Arabic speaker and has appeared on media such as Al Arabiya TV to discuss investing in the London property market. On the Move Burgan Bank appoints Group CEO Mitzi Limlengco Monday, April 15, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28541/burgan-bank-appoints-group-ceo Masaud Mahmoud Haji Jawhar Hayat as a Group Chief Executive Officer as of April 11, 2019. On the Move Deutsche Bank appoints Head of Wealth Management for the GCC Mitzi Limlengco Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28518/deutsche-bank-appoints-head-of-wealth-management-for-the-gcc Mubashar Ayoob as Head of its Wealth Management business in the Gulf region, effective immediately. On the Move Islamic Development Bank hires banks for dollar sukuk News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28501/islamic-development-bank-hires-banks-for-dollar-sukuk A benchmark deal might follow the meetings, subject to market conditions, according to the document. On the Move HSBC appoints new CEO for Middle East region News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28506/hsbc-appoints-new-ceo-for-middle-east-region Martin Tricaud has been appointed CEO for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey region, succeeding Georges Elhedery On the Move Egypt's PM Urges Opening Banque misr Branch in Somalia News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28640/egyptamp039s-pm-urges-opening-banque-misr-branch-in-somalia Madbouli also expressed readiness to meet the needs of the Somali government regarding technical support, training and scholarships, in order to help Somali cadres who are capable of building their state to graduate. Legal, Tax, Regulation & Compliance Qatar First Bank EGM approves resolution for capital reduction News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28648/qatar-first-bank-egm-approves-resolution-for-capital-reduction Another special resolution was passed approving certain alterations to the articles of association in accordance with the new corporate governance regulations issued by the QFMA. Legal, Tax, Regulation & Compliance QFFD signs Guinea pact to fund projects in rural areas News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28657/qffd-signs-guinea-pact-to-fund-projects-in-rural-areas The project aims to benefit rural communities by rehabilitating several road sections with a total of 866km of roads in 17 provinces. Legal, Tax, Regulation & Compliance Dentons advises The National Bank of Ras Al-Khaimah on its five year $500million issuance Kris Borres Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28658/dentons-advises-the-national-bank-of-ras-al-khaimah-on-its-five-year-500million-issuance Dentons previously advised the bank on the recent update of its US$2 billion Guaranteed Medium Term Note Programme Legal, Tax, Regulation & Compliance Cabinet approves KPC to borrow from various institutions to finance News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28660/cabinet-approves-kpc-to-borrow-from-various-institutions-to-finance The plan will also ensure the safety of expected cash flows and maintaining the strength of its financial position, as well as its ability to repay the principal and interest of the loan, it added. Legal, Tax, Regulation & Compliance National Bonds Unveils New Identity of Its Sukuk Trading Platform Ana Hall Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28663/national-bonds-unveils-new-identity-of-its-sukuk-trading-platform The bond-trading platform provides world-class innovative solutions and advanced technological connectivity to take on the requirements of Islamic banks and finance companies. Legal, Tax, Regulation & Compliance Edamah signs an agreement with KFH-Bahrain to finance its Sa'ada Development Ana Hall Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28665/edamah-signs-an-agreement-with-kfh-bahrain-to-finance-its-saamp039ada-development The official announcement and signing of the agreement took place during the Gulf Property Show 2019 Legal, Tax, Regulation & Compliance Jersey Finance Developments in the Middle East Ana Hall Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28646/jersey-finance-developments-in-the-middle-east There is also a notable increase in the connectivity between the UAE and East Africa, specifically Kenya. Legal, Tax, Regulation & Compliance Bahrain set to host InsurByte conference in June News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28625/bahrain-set-to-host-insurbyte-conference-in-june The conference will host keynote speeches, panel discussions, fireside chats, hands-on workshops, networking sessions, and case studies from prominent players in the InsurTech sector, as well as insurance professionals. Legal, Tax, Regulation & Compliance UAE, Saudi Arabia provide $US3 billion in assistance to Sudan News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28628/uae-saudi-arabia-provide-us3-billion-in-assistance-to-sudan The assistance bundle entails $500 million deposit into Sudan's central bank to strengthen the country's liquidity and monetary reserves. Legal, Tax, Regulation & Compliance SBP reserves dip 2.4% to stand at $9bn News Aggregation Team Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28688/sbp-reserves-dip-24-to-stand-at-9bn Overall, liquid foreign currency reserves, held by the country, including net reserves held by banks other than the SBP, stood at $15,994.3 million. Retail Banking Saudi banks SABB and Alawwal get nod for merger plan News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28668/saudi-banks-sabb-and-alawwal-get-nod-for-merger-plan Saudi British Bank says it will invite shareholders to consider and approve the merger at an extra-ordinary general meeting on May 15 Retail Banking CBD wins "Most Innovative Card of the Year" News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28669/cbd-wins-ampquotmost-innovative-card-of-the-yearampquot The CBD Super Saver card is a result of our extensive analysis of our clients' spending habits and preferences, and rewards customers for their everyday spends across grocery, fuel, utility bills and government payments as well as education spends. Retail Banking RAKBank’s Q1 net profit up 31.7% to Dh270.2m News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28673/rakbankamprsquos-q1-net-profit-up-317-to-dh2702m Improved asset quality resulted in a decline in provisions Retail Banking EDB approves Dh1.45b housing finance in Q1 2019 News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28674/edb-approves-dh145b-housing-finance-in-q1-2019 The bank also supports Emirati businesses with Dh407m in financing Retail Banking Saradar Bank and Eurisko Mobility Release Lebanon's First Bank Account Digital Onboarding Journey Kris Borres Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28684/saradar-bank-and-eurisko-mobility-release-lebanonamp039s-first-bank-account-digital-onboarding-journey Together with Eurisko Mobility, Saradar Bank aims to revolutionize the way in which customers open their accounts or apply for banking products Retail Banking Alinma Bank chief honored by Top CEO in Bahrain News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28678/alinma-bank-chief-honored-by-top-ceo-in-bahrain Al-Fares thanked the organizers and expressed his appreciation for the efforts exerted by all the employees of the bank. Retail Banking BankDhofar First in Oman to Introduce NCR’s Financial Kiosk Ana Hall Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28682/bankdhofar-first-in-oman-to-introduce-ncramprsquos-financial-kiosk NCR Financial Kiosk offers BankDhofar customers the ability to conduct 90 percent of teller-aided transactions conveniently and on their schedule Retail Banking KFH increase of 17.4% in net profit for the first quarter of 2019: Al-Marzouq Ana Hall Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28642/kfh-increase-of-174-in-net-profit-for-the-first-quarter-of-2019-al-marzouq Fifth consecutive year of sustainability and growth Retail Banking Mashreq reports Dh628m first quarter net profits News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28639/mashreq-reports-dh628m-first-quarter-net-profits Loan impairment provisions declined 13.6% year on year in Q1 2019 Retail Banking What you need to know before investing in property in Dubai News Aggregation Team Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28695/what-you-need-to-know-before-investing-in-property-in-dubai Dubai continues to offer great opportunities for foreign investors, with the extra incentive that property purchases are tax-free. Alternative Investments Aramco does not plan more bonds this year- CEO News Aggregation Team Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28697/aramco-does-not-plan-more-bonds-this-year-ceo Aramco's future debt issues will depend on its funding requirements, but the firm will maintain a prudent approach in managing its balance sheet, said Amin Nasser Alternative Investments Egypt's economy seen growing 5.5 pct in year to end of June News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28666/egyptamp039s-economy-seen-growing-55-pct-in-year-to-end-of-june On Tuesday, Egypt's election commission said nearly 90 percent of voters in a referendum had approved constitutional changes, a move that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030. Alternative Investments The Middle East must avoid making the same investing mistakes as Europe, BlackRock’s Larry Fink says News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28667/the-middle-east-must-avoid-making-the-same-investing-mistakes-as-europe-blackrockamprsquos-larry-fink-says Nonetheless, BlackRock’s Fink said it would be “essential” for Middle East governments to drum up support from domestic investors too. Alternative Investments Saudi General Investment Authority Launches Venture Capital Platform News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28675/saudi-general-investment-authority-launches-venture-capital-platform Launched at the Financial Sector Conference taking place in Riyadh, the VENTURE by Invest Saudi platform will also provide streamlined licensing procedures for venture capital portfolio companies. Alternative Investments Kuwait's real estate market sees notable activities in Q1 '19 - report News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28641/kuwaitamp039s-real-estate-market-sees-notable-activities-in-q1-amp03919-report The real estate market activity during the first quarter of 2019 focused on the residential sector in most areas, particularly the new ones Alternative Investments Dewan expands footprint in South East Asia News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28632/dewan-expands-footprint-in-south-east-asia The company is committed to leveraging the firm’s experience in the Middle East to expand its footprint in South East Asia, a statement said. Alternative Investments Dubai forecasts 2.1% real growth in 2019, 3.8% in 2020, and 2.8% in 2021 News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28634/dubai-forecasts-21-real-growth-in-2019-38-in-2020-and-28-in-2021 The majority of businesses indicated their intention to place new purchase orders and subsequently expect volumes, revenues as well as profits to increase. Alternative Investments GCC banks need better understanding of SMEs to improve funding News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28636/gcc-banks-need-better-understanding-of-smes-to-improve-funding In recent times, there has also been a spurt in alternative financing for SMEs (i.e. lending from bodies other than traditional banks) such as peer-to-peer lending Alternative Investments Conveyancing Developments In Europe, China, And The Middle East News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28647/conveyancing-developments-in-europe-china-and-the-middle-east Law firms with clients looking to invest in real estate abroad will be buoyed by the fact that despite considerable challenges Alternative Investments Credit Suisse int'l private bank profits rise but EM stunts inflows News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28679/credit-suisse-intamp039l-private-bank-profits-rise-but-em-stunts-inflows IWM's private bank serves wealthy customers in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Wealth & Asset Management Many EMEA ultra-high net worth investors remain optimistic about global markets despite ongoing volatility Ana Hall Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28590/many-emea-ultra-high-net-worth-investors-remain-optimistic-about-global-markets-despite-ongoing-volatility Like many of the ultra-high net worth clients we surveyed we’re also mostly positive on equities for 2019 Wealth & Asset Management Swiss private bank to receive a license to operate at Abu Dhabi Global Market Michael Pilgrim Monday, April 15, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28561/swiss-private-bank-to-receive-a-license-to-operate-at-abu-dhabi-global-market This marks the Bank's second location in the UAE, enhancing its presence in the country Wealth & Asset Management Creating Impact—The Promise of Impact Investing News Aggregation Team Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28543/creating-impactampmdashthe-promise-of-impact-investing The report estimates that in public markets involving stocks and bonds, investor appetite could be as high as $21 trillion. Wealth & Asset Management Why the Wealth Management Market is set to explode? Mitzi Limlengco Friday, April 12, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28531/why-the-wealth-management-market-is-set-to-explode The technological advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have enabled the platforms to provide services Wealth & Asset Management Oman and UAE banks eye high net worth market News Aggregation Team Friday, April 12, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28533/oman-and-uae-banks-eye-high-net-worth-market Wealth management centre and investment solutions on agenda to grow client offering Wealth & Asset Management Bank Muscat Wins Best Private Bank Award fromm Global Finance News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28509/bank-muscat-wins-best-private-bank-award-fromm-global-finance Bank Muscat offers private banking clients a complete suite of investment options in global asset classes through its wealth management platform and tie-ups with other international organisations. Wealth & Asset Management Middle East investors seek to hedge risk through portfolio diversification, Lombard Odier says News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 03, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28408/middle-east-investors-seek-to-hedge-risk-through-portfolio-diversification-lombard-odier-says The Swiss private bank has seen a significant rise in its regional client-base Wealth & Asset Management Oman-based firm rolls out wealth management operation News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 02, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28388/oman-based-firm-rolls-out-wealth-management-operation The offering is part of the firm’s growth strategy to service high net worth customers Wealth & Asset Management Lombard Odier launches Abu Dhabi office Kris Borres Tuesday, April 02, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28396/lombard-odier-launches-abu-dhabi-office A decline witnessed in clients' assets under management in 2018 has been recovered in the first three months of 2019, chairman Patrick Odier said Wealth & Asset Management Technology represents opportunities, challenges for diversity News Aggregation Team Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28696/technology-represents-opportunities-challenges-for-diversity Diversity must be addressed through technology, according to Accenture MD FinTech UAE-based FinTech startup NewBridge joins forces with UK’s Meteor Asset Management News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28671/uae-based-fintech-startup-newbridge-joins-forces-with-ukamprsquos-meteor-asset-management The company said it would look to expand its product to new markets over the next 12 months by hiring a team of business developers. FinTech Wirecard relied on three opaque partners for almost all its profit News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28677/wirecard-relied-on-three-opaque-partners-for-almost-all-its-profit Whistleblowers claim unit of German payments group was not audited FinTech Banks need to dedicate 10% of revenue to innovation, says fund manager News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28683/banks-need-to-dedicate-10-of-revenue-to-innovation-says-fund-manager Increased resources required to fund fintech development could also lead to more bank mergers, says Jupiter AM's Guy de Blonay FinTech BBK enters new phase of innovation with Tailored service to preserve and sustain Wealth Ana Hall Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28680/bbk-enters-new-phase-of-innovation-with-tailored-service-to-preserve-and-sustain-wealth BBK Privé now available to affluent clients across the Gulf region - its offerings a 360 degree of relationship including loans, deposits, investments and portfolio management. FinTech DIFC FinTech Hive launches career mentorship programme, AccelerateHer Ana Hall Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28681/difc-fintech-hive-launches-career-mentorship-programme-accelerateher Initiative aims to empower young, female talent in the fields of financial services and technology FinTech 99% of UAE execs say the speed of innovation has accelerated News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28633/99-of-uae-execs-say-the-speed-of-innovation-has-accelerated The UAE has outpaced global averages in many technology-driven areas like adaptation to 5G, AI and blockchain FinTech Banks use fintech to make up for lost time on financial inclusion News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28661/banks-use-fintech-to-make-up-for-lost-time-on-financial-inclusion Institutions are investing in a bid to reach ‘unbanked’ groups in Africa and the Middle East FinTech UAE’s Mubadala Creates Abu Dhabi Hub71 With Softbank And Microsoft For New Space, Other Tech Start-Ups News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28627/uaeamprsquos-mubadala-creates-abu-dhabi-hub71-with-softbank-and-microsoft-for-new-space-other-tech-start-ups Mubadala’s investments in Asia – totaling U.S.$15 billion to date – have been primarily made via Softbank’s Vision Fund. FinTech Temenos named one of the best workplaces in the UAE Mitzi Limlengco Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28615/temenos-named-one-of-the-best-workplaces-in-the-uae Combining innovation, fast growth, leading technology, and a culture of excellence and social responsibility, Temenos is recognized for its commitment to its people, and creating a vibrant, fulfilling workplace FinTech Kuwait Finance House Bahrain Wins Best Use of Technology in Fintech Solutions Award News Aggregation Team Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28685/kuwait-finance-house-bahrain-wins-best-use-of-technology-in-fintech-solutions-award This remarkable achievement is a testament to our efforts to continue to improve banking services Islamic Finance Despite uncertainties, "the future is bright" News Aggregation Team Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28691/despite-uncertainties-ampquotthe-future-is-brightampquot Adnan Chilwan, the Group CEO of Dubai Islamic Bank has made it to the Top 10 from a group of 600+ companies listed on the GCC stock exchanges. Islamic Finance Dubai Islamic Bank gets board nod to explore Noor Bank purchase News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28651/dubai-islamic-bank-gets-board-nod-to-explore-noor-bank-purchase DIB obtained the green light to appoint financial advisers. Islamic Finance Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank revenues for Q1 2019 increase by 5.3% Ana Hall Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28645/abu-dhabi-islamic-bank-revenues-for-q1-2019-increase-by-53 Management discussion & analysis for the quarter ended 31 march 2019 Islamic Finance The Rise of Islamic Banking Ana Hall Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28631/the-rise-of-islamic-banking These behemoths keep growing Islamic Finance QIIB wins ‘Best Islamic Bank Award 2018’ from REDMoney News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28584/qiib-wins-amplsquobest-islamic-bank-award-2018amprsquo-from-redmoney QIIB won the prestigious award on the basis of a majority of experts’ votes Islamic Finance Highest-ever growth: Emirates Islamic Q1 profit surges 97% News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28593/highest-ever-growth-emirates-islamic-q1-profit-surges-97 It is the official Islamic banking partner of Expo 2020 Dubai. Islamic Finance DIB says it is open to acquiring other banks as part of expansion strategy News Aggregation Team Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28538/dib-says-it-is-open-to-acquiring-other-banks-as-part-of-expansion-strategy Lender's comments come after reports it is considering a takeover of Noor Bank Islamic Finance Boubyan Bank records net profits in Q1 2019 Ana Hall Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28557/boubyan-bank-records-net-profits-in-q1-2019 At a growth rate of 16% Islamic Finance BisB is a Silver Sponsor to AAOIFI Conference Ana Hall Monday, April 08, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28459/bisb-is-a-silver-sponsor-to-aaoifi-conference Held Under the Patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain Islamic Finance Meet the Arab Wonder Women of the ICT World News Aggregation Team Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28690/meet-the-arab-wonder-women-of-the-ict-world Women in the Arab world are currently taking leading positions in numerous national and international companies, proving that nothing is impossible. Research, Comment and Analysis GCC’s best completed projects revealed; UAE bags seven awards News Aggregation Team Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28692/gccamprsquos-best-completed-projects-revealed-uae-bags-seven-awards “We are honoured to be a partner with MEED in recognising projects excellence in the GCC. Research, Comment and Analysis Saudi Arabia woos investors months after Khashoggi murder: Report News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28670/saudi-arabia-woos-investors-months-after-khashoggi-murder-report Top bankers praise Saudi Arabia's economic prospects, fail to mention Jamal Khashoggi's murder Research, Comment and Analysis Arab Banking Conference Sheds Lights on Importance of Economic Diversification News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28676/arab-banking-conference-sheds-lights-on-importance-of-economic-diversification "The successful organizations, just as the successful people, like Riad Salame, Governor of Central Bank of Lebanon, or the Middle East Airline or other Lebanese institutions, are always under attack because they are successful," he pointed out. Research, Comment and Analysis Al Khaliji holds seminar on growing importance of treasury for students News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28653/al-khaliji-holds-seminar-on-growing-importance-of-treasury-for-students The interaction was steered by Tahir Hayat Pirzada, Head of Investments and Capital Markets Treasury, Al Khaliji where he discussed on the nuances of the treasury department and the crucial role it holds in the financial sector. Research, Comment and Analysis The 2018 edition of the Happiest Workplaces revealed Ana Hall Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28664/the-2018-edition-of-the-happiest-workplaces-revealed The second edition of Happiness Work Award winners include both public and private sector organizations Research, Comment and Analysis Speakers confirmed for MEP UAE Conference 2019 Ana Hall Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28618/speakers-confirmed-for-mep-uae-conference-2019 MEP Middle East will host its fifth annual MEP UAE Conference on 24 April 2019 at the Grosvenor House Dubai. Research, Comment and Analysis Oman risks descending deeper into junk, says S&P News Aggregation Team Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28624/oman-risks-descending-deeper-into-junk-says-sampampp Oman’s economy has been struggling since the collapse of oil prices in 2014, forcing the government to join other Gulf countries in tapping international debt markets to plug budget shortfalls. Research, Comment and Analysis International visitor numbers to Dubai grow at start of 2019 News Aggregation Team Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28630/international-visitor-numbers-to-dubai-grow-at-start-of-2019 Some 3.14 million foreign tourists visited Dubai in January to February this year compared to 3.05 million in the same period last year Research, Comment and Analysis Kuwait further hikes healthcare fees for expats News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28598/kuwait-further-hikes-healthcare-fees-for-expats The measure seeks to ease congestion at public hospitals, the health ministry said Research, Comment and Analysis GIB converts Saudi branches into local bank with $2bn capital News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28638/gib-converts-saudi-branches-into-local-bank-with-2bn-capital The establishment of local arm is part of GIB’s strategy to strengthen its presence in the Saudi market. Investment Bank Citi Expands ETF Servicing Capabilities in EMEA Ana Hall Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28587/citi-expands-etf-servicing-capabilities-in-emea The launch of Citi’s ACES platform highlights our commitment to continuously strengthen our offering and support our clients’ ETF needs holistically across products and geographies. Investment Bank Citi inaugurates new offices at Abu Dhabi Global Market Ana Hall Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28579/citi-inaugurates-new-offices-at-abu-dhabi-global-market Citi’s ADGM branch, located in ADGM Square Al Sila Tower, will provide cutting-edge liquidity management services to clients Investment Bank Emirates NBD eyes international markets for growth News Aggregation Team Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28554/emirates-nbd-eyes-international-markets-for-growth Bank says it believes consolidation in over-crowded UAE banking is likely Investment Bank Deutsche Bank Middle East CEO admits market sentiment is poor for Gulf economies News Aggregation Team Monday, April 08, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28450/deutsche-bank-middle-east-ceo-admits-market-sentiment-is-poor-for-gulf-economies Investors have held concerns about the region in recent years. Investment Bank HSBC sees growth in green finance with low carbon push in Menat region News Aggregation Team Monday, April 08, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28447/hsbc-sees-growth-in-green-finance-with-low-carbon-push-in-menat-region Sustainable finance accounted for about 1% of the total global bond market of $19.4 trillion last year Investment Bank GFH shares on DFM see sudden volume spurt News Aggregation Team Monday, April 08, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28462/gfh-shares-on-dfm-see-sudden-volume-spurt Traded volume stood at 130 million in the past two sessions until Sunday Investment Bank Saudi Banks to see double-digit asset growth by early 2020: Samba CEO News Aggregation Team Sunday, April 07, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28453/saudi-banks-to-see-double-digit-asset-growth-by-early-2020-samba-ceo Nashar, who in 2017 became the first female CEO of a listed Saudi commercial bank, expects loan growth to pick up in the third quarter. Investment Bank Ex-Morgan Stanley Banker Is Leading the Charge Toward Boutiques News Aggregation Team Sunday, April 07, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28458/ex-morgan-stanley-banker-is-leading-the-charge-toward-boutiques May Nasrallah is taking on financial goliaths in the Middle East. Investment Bank Goldman Sach CEO turns up in Saudi Arabia as uproar fades over Khashoggi killing News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 03, 2019 1:00 am http://mebankers.net/article/28402/goldman-sach-ceo-turns-up-in-saudi-arabia-as-uproar-fades-over-khashoggi-killing Dealings with Qatar have become more complicated amid its diplomatic clashes with Saudi Arabia. Investment Bank