Tuesday, May 24, 2022


We All Know Trump Will Win, Why Not Bet On It?

If you believe that you can predict the 2020 U.S. election, FTX, a leading cryptocurrency trading platform, has released an innovative product that... Mar 16, 2020

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Japan

Banking and finance, Egypt

Macroeconomic stability sets the stage for sustainable growth

Dr. Mohamed Maait was named African finance minister of the year by The Banker in January.

Three years after signing a US$12 billion loan pact with the IMF, Egypt has enacted key structural reforms, strengthening the business climate, attracting... Apr 14, 2019

Finance | Africa | Egypt

Finance, Egypt

Exporters primed to benefit from newly expanded Suez Canal

Mrs. Mervat Soltan, Chairperson of EBE

The development of the new Suez Canal Economic Zone and the Suez Canal, which “saw the largest increase in income in history” at $600 million... Apr 14, 2019

Finance | Africa | Egypt

Banking and finance, Egypt

Banking sector embraces digitalization towards financial inclusion and SME financing

TAREK FAYED, Chairman and CEO, Banque du Caire

Banque du Caire has embarked on a five-year transformation strategy that includes regional expansion, strengthening its digital platform and boosting... Apr 14, 2019

Finance | Africa | Egypt

Banking and finance, Egypt

How Egyptian banks are supporting national development

Mr. Amr Fouad Kamal, Chairman of the Board of Egyptian Arab Land Bank

With the largest banking sector in the region, Egypt is now leveraging upon the wisdom of its banking sector to buttress its ongoing development.


Apr 14, 2019

Finance | Africa | Egypt

Banking, Singapore

ASEAN’S economic growth increases demand for financing

UOB launched its locally-incorporated subsidiary in Vietnam in August 2018, the first Singapore bank to do so, reaffirming its commitment to supporting the country’s economic growth.

Singapore’s financial service providers are buttressing ASEAN’s development, helping companies internationalize through cross-border financing... Nov 14, 2018

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Singapore

Banking, Singapore

Foreign banks find a base in Singapore

Strategically located to serve the fast-growing Asia Pacific region, Singapore’s well-established business infrastructure, global connectivity... Nov 14, 2018

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Singapore

FinTech, Singapore

Singapore’s financial sector embraces technological disruption

Blending finance and technology has become Singapore’s forte, with more than 470 Fintech ventures based in the city-state and over 30 Fintech... Nov 14, 2018

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Singapore


Creating a financial center of excellence

Singapore, consistently ranked fourth in the Global Financial Centers Index list of the world’s best financial hubs, has every reason to be complacent... Nov 13, 2018

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Singapore

Banking on Kuwait

Kuwait investing heavily in backlog of much-needed infrastructure projects

Shaikha Al-Bahar, Deputy Group CEO of NBK

As the nation’s largest and first established bank, NBK is one of the leading financiers of Kuwait’s mega projects, and will play a pivotal... Oct 20, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Kuwait

Informative & Scope

Fintech 101

Financial technology, fondly known as fintech, is certainly a divine disruptive change to the traditional finance industry and a welcomed technology... Oct 19, 2017


Bahrain Banking

Regional leader backed by 40 years of banking tradition, with a sterling reputation for its regulatory environment

Left: Dr Waheed Al Qassim, CEO, Bahrain Association of Banks. Right: Khalid Hamad, Executive Director of Banking Supervision, Central Bank of Bahrain

As the leading financial services centre in the Gulf, Bahrain has proved to be resilient in the face of liquidity challenges posed by low oil prices... Sep 25, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Bahrain

Leading digital banking for a better Vietnam

Luu Trung Thai
CEO of MBBank

The banking landscape in Vietnam is being significantly reshaped by digitalization. And... Sep 09, 2020

“Cryptocurrencies have the potential to solve the bottlenecks of current payment methods.”

Sam Bankman-Fried
Chief Executive Officer FTX

Created in April 2019 by Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX has imposed itself as a leading cryptocurrency... Mar 12, 2020

EDBE: helping to drive Egyptian exports

Mrs. Mervat Soltan
Chairperson, Export Development Bank of Egypt

The Worldfolio speaks to Mervat Soltan of EDBE, which has established itself as the main... Jun 07, 2019

Strengthening and maintaining macroeconomic stability

HE Dr. Fariz
Governor of the Central Bank

The Worldfolio sat down with HE Dr. Fariz to discuss fiscal reform in Jordan, efforts to... Jun 04, 2019

Reshaping the oldest bank in the Middle East

Mr. Amr Fouad Kamal
Chairman of Egyptian Arab Land Bank

Egyptian Arab Land Bank has established itself as one of the largest banking entities in... May 13, 2019

Creating a thriving SME eco-system

Neveen El Tahri
Chairperson and Managing Director of Delta Shield for Investment

Delta Shield Investment is an investment management firm that supports Egyptian entrepreneurs,... May 01, 2019

Banque du Caire: pushing ahead with its new five-year strategy

Mr. Tarek Fayed
Chairman & CEO, Banque Du Caire

In this interview, Tarek Fayed discusses the health of the Egyptian banking sector, Banque... Apr 30, 2019

On track to become the most competitive fiduciary in the world

Yoshio Hishida, President & CEO , Mototsugu Oota, Head of REIT Team and Masumi Ishida, Chief Fund Manager

On October 1 2018, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management (SMTAM) integrated the... Apr 25, 2019

Supporting Egypt’s economic transformation

Mr. Jacques-Emmanuel Blanchet
Deputy Chairman and CEO, HSBC Bank Egypt

HSBC has played an integral role in Egypt’s financial system for more than 35 years... Apr 17, 2019

Banking on Equatorial Guinea

Señor Don Martín Crisanto

The Worldfolio sits down with Martin Cristanto to discuss the banking sector in Equatorial... Mar 18, 2019

Temasek: Investing for regional growth

Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Temasek International

Temasek is a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. With a portfolio spanning... Nov 20, 2018

“Asean Is Still an Underpenetrated Market for Insurance”

Wilf Blackburn
CEO of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

The Worldfolio talks with Wilf Blackburn, CEO of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore,... Nov 19, 2018

Singapore’s Monetary Authority Inspires ASEAN FinTech Sector

Sopnendu Mohanty
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Chief FinTech Officer

FinTech is revolutionizing banking, insurance, investment and other financial services and... Nov 19, 2018

“In Singapore, the fintech revolution has just begun”

Charis Liau
Co-Founder and CEO of Minterest

The Worldfolio talks with Charis Liau, Co-Founder and CEO of Minterest


Nov 16, 2018

Singapore Exchange: at the Heart of a Blossoming ASEAN

Boon Chye Loh
Singapore Exchange (SGX) Chief Executive Officer

Singapore’s SGX punches well above its weight as a multi-asset global financial center... Nov 14, 2018

An international bank finds a home in Singapore

Mr. Amol Gupte
ASEAN Head and Citi Country Officer (CCO) for Citi Singapore

American banking giant Citi has been present in Singapore since 1902 and is represented... Nov 12, 2018

UOB: ASEAN’s digital bank

Susan Hwee
Managing Director & Head, Group Technology & Operations of United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)

UOB is a multinational Singaporean banking institution which provides commercial and corporate... Nov 11, 2018

Tapping the ASEAN opportunity in real estate

John Lim
Group CEO of ARA Asset Management Limited

ARA Asset Management Limited is a premier global integrated real assets fund manager. As... Nov 08, 2018

‘We want to be THE online payment solutions provider for Southeast Asia’

Randy Tan
CEO of Red Dot Payment

Established in 2011, Red Dot Payment (RDP) is Singapore’s largest digital payment... Oct 26, 2018

Standard Chartered getting future-ready

Judy Hsu
Regional Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN and South Asia of Standard Chartered (SC)

Standard Chartered has been present in Singapore for 159 years and currently operates in... Oct 17, 2018

‘Investment in Kuwait is a base for investment all over the region’

Sheikh Ahmad Duaij Al-Sabah
Chairman of Commercial Bank of Kuwait

In this interview, Sheikh Ahmad Duaij Al-Sabah gives his insight into the financial sector... Oct 08, 2018


Kuwait Finance House

Organization Description Kuwait Finance House -...

Ultimate Developers Limited

Vision/Mission UDL’s mission is to deliver...

Qatar Petroleum (QP)

Our mission is to ensure the State gets maximum benefit...

Turkish Airlines

History 1933-1945: Establishment 1933: The...



ENTREPRENEURSHIP: An overused concept for an underused reality.


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