Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

U.S. at the forefront of Qatar’s intensified investment strategy

Amongst QIA’s U.S. investments is a stake in jeweler Tiffany & Co.

Heightened cooperation in education, security, trade and QIA’s strategy shift, investing $35 billion in the American economy, set a new milestone... Apr 26, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Qatar Goes Global

Banking champion sets sights on global expansion

Adel Mustafawi, Group CEO, Masraf Al Rayan

The largest bank in the Middle East and Africa, Qatar National Bank (QNB) has a plan: keep expanding internationally and elevate its status to that... Mar 23, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

AFSIC 2017

AFSIC 2017, The Gate to Africa's Financial Sector

Rupert McCammon, Founder and Managing Director of the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC)

Bringing together investors Rupert McCammon, Founder and Managing Director of the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC), highlights... Jan 30, 2017

Finance | Africa

Qatar's Economic Edge

Most competitive economy in the region

The government continues to improve the business climate, facilitating the private sector in order to build a diversified and sustainable economy

Jan 17, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Islamic Finance

Bahrain’s Islamic finance sector sets the tone for the rest of the world

Bahrain’s World Trade Center and Financial Harbor (Photo: ©Mubarak Fahad)

With decades of experience and regarded as the benchmark for its regulation, Bahrain stands out as a global leader in Islamic finance and has helped... Dec 13, 2016

Finance | Middle East | Bahrain

Bahrain Banking & Fintech

Regional leader backed by 40 years of banking tradition

Bahrain’s banks regard the fintech trend as a way to modernize, internationalize and democratize financial services in the region

As the foremost financial services center in the Gulf, Bahrain has proved to be resilient in the face of liquidity challenges posed by low oil prices... Dec 12, 2016

Finance | Middle East | Bahrain

Macroeconomic Challenges

How to ensure economic resiliency in times of dynamic changes?

Sheikh Abdullah bin Saoud Al-Thani, Governor of the Qatar Central Bank

By strengthening macro oversight, implementing risk aversion strategies and ensuring that international standards are met, Qatar has acquired sufficient... Nov 22, 2016

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Qatar Stock Exchange

Reforms, economic resilience set stock market on path to growth and more listings

Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori, CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange

The first listing of a private company in six years in April has generated renewed optimism around the QSE, whose CEO says that there has been an increase... Nov 08, 2016

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Three-Pronged Strategy

United vision and collaboration pave the way for enhanced regulatory reform

From left to right: Michael Ryan (QFCRA), Nasser Ahmed Al-Shaibi (QFMA), and Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al-Thani (QCB) have jointly developed Qatar’s first Strategic Plan for regulation

The combined efforts of the Qatar Central Bank, the Qatar Financial Markets Authority and the Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority are creating... Oct 31, 2016

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Qatar Central Bank

Banking sector remains resilient and optimistic despite analyst warnings

Qatari banks enjoyed asset and profit growth in 2015, despite the challenging global economic conditions and regional volatility. Analysts warn that... Oct 27, 2016

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Economic and banking reforms spur Italy’s competitiveness

The 2016 Stability Law introduced tax cuts for households and companies that, along with the privatization plan, gave a much-needed boost to the economy.... Oct 13, 2016

Finance | Europe | Italy

Qatari Economy

Central Bank maintains economic stability amid regional uncertainty

Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al-Thani, Governor of the Central Bank of Qatar

Central Bank Governor Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al-Thani remains confident about the prospects for Qatar’s economy, in spite of multiple challenges... Oct 07, 2016

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Argentina consolidates its capital markets

Ernesto Allaria
President of Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos

The unification of the markets.  Putting an end to local infighting, Argentina’s... Apr 20, 2017

Enjoying the post-holdout era

Patricio Supervielle
President of Grupo Supervielle

Argentina’s agreement with holdout creditors in 2016 opened the gates of the international... Mar 28, 2017

Nurturing a culture of insurance in Cote D’Ivoire

Bernard Asso Abouo
Managing Director of La Loyale Group

Bernard Asso Abouo, Managing Director of La Loyale Group in Côte d’Ivoire, discusses... Feb 23, 2017

Islamic Finance as a key pillar on economic growth

Mr. Abdulhakeem Yaqoob Alkhayyat
Managing Director & CEO of Kuwait Finance House (KFH)

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Abdulhakeem Y. Alkhayyat explains how KFH-Bahrain... Feb 13, 2017

‘Bank on our integrity’

John D. Okrafo-Smart
Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank

John D. Okrafo-Smart, Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank, speaks to The Worldfolio... Feb 13, 2017

‘We are upgrading and raising the bar every year’

Raeed Al-Tamimi
Chief Executive Officer Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya)

Voted the best insurance company 2016 by Arabian Business Magazine, the Company for Cooperative... Feb 10, 2017

CCEI BANK: Reinventing the financial system of Equatorial Guinea

Alberto Doria Lajay
General Manager of CCEI Bank

CCEI Bank is a strong financial institution that keeps betting on Equatorial Guinea in order... Jan 31, 2017

Nihon M&A leverages on SMEs’ know-how, R&D, and technology to unleash their potential and support their global expansion

Mr. Suguru Miyake
President of Nihon M&A

In an interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Suguru Miyake, President of Nihon M&A, explains... Jan 30, 2017

Bahrain’s key role as GCC finance centre

Abdulaziz A. Al-Helaissi
Chief Executive Officer of Gulf International Bank

Financial corporations have been at the forefront of diversification in Bahrain and have... Jan 17, 2017

Bahraini banks leading the way in financing country´s diversification

Dr. Khalid Abdulla
Managing Director of Eskan Bank

The government devised a strategy, Vision 2030, whereby it invited the private sector to... Jan 17, 2017

Non-oil investments are flourishing across the Gulf

Mahmood Hashim Alkooheji
Chief Executive Officer of Mumtalakat

The non-oil sector accounts for more than 3/4 of Bahrain´s GDP, being the highest... Jan 16, 2017

Suruga Bank records highest revenue despite negative interest rates

Mitsuyoshi Okano
President &CEO of Suruga Bank

In an interview with United World, Mr. Mitsuyoshi Okano, President of Suruga Bank, explains the unique... Jan 11, 2017

Where’s best to invest in Sierra Leone?

Momodu L. Kargbo
Minister of Finance & Economic Development

Eager to attract foreign investors and ensure their projects are a success, Sierra Leone... Dec 19, 2016

CSR underpins a pillar of Qatari development

Dr Raghavan Seetharaman
CEO of Doha Bank

Qatar needs to speak up and share its achievements with the rest of the world, states Dr... Dec 19, 2016

'It’s simply easier and more cost effective to do business here'

Dr Waheed Al Qassim
CEO of the Bahrain Association of Banks

At a time when most of the world’s financial services sectors have been shrinking,... Dec 15, 2016

Leasing experts maximize local know-how

Yasunori Tsujita
President & CEO of Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd.

Particularly specializing in aircraft, ICT and real estate leasing, President & CEO... Dec 15, 2016

Insurance gets a boost in Sierra Leone

Ronald K. Hingston
Acting Managing Director of the National Insurance Company Ltd. (NIC)

New laws being introduced in Sierra Leone and awareness-raising efforts by companies are... Dec 14, 2016

Diverse, ethical banking draws global interest

Yousif Abdulla Taqi
Director & Group CEO of Al Salam Bank-Bahrain

Widely recognized as a global leader in Islamic finance, the assets in Bahrain’s Islamic... Dec 12, 2016

Digital & rural reach expands banking access

Konde Bugingo
Deputy CEO of Banque Populaire du Rwanda (BPR)

Providing far-reaching access to tailor-made banking products both digitally and in even... Nov 30, 2016

Open trade regime and reforms target economic diversification

Alfredo Thorne
Minister of Economy and Finance

Peru’s Economy & Finance Minister Alfredo Thorne discusses the nation’s... Nov 24, 2016

Progress reshaping Equatorial Guinea

Martin Crisantos Ebe Mba
Chairman of BANGE

Senator and Chairman of the National Bank of Equatorial Guinea Martin Crisantos Ebe Mba... Nov 15, 2016


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