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Finance December 15, 2016

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

At a time when most of the world’s financial services sectors have been shrinking, Bahrain’s have remained resilient. Not only is it the region’s biggest, longest-established financial...

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Finance December 13, 2016

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

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 more than 30 countries worldwide to set up Islamic...

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Finance December 12, 2016

Regional leader backed by 40 years of banking tradition

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 and austerity. Already an international leader in...

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Finance November 30, 2016

Digital & rural reach expands banking access

Providing far-reaching access to tailor-made banking products both digitally and in even the remotest corners of Rwanda has solidified BPR’s reputation as “the bank of the people”....

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Finance November 15, 2016

Progress reshaping Equatorial Guinea

Senator and Chairman of the National Bank of Equatorial Guinea Martin Crisantos Ebe Mba looks at the political, economic, and social changes taking shape in the country in recent years making it “a...

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Finance September 09, 2016

Flexibility & innovation in Rwandan banking

Crane Bank is Uganda’s largest locally owned commercial bank and part of the Ruparelia Group of Companies, which works in different sectors such as insurance, hospitality, education, media, horticulture,...

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Finance August 30, 2016

Banking in Rwanda

Rwanda is one of the most written about success stories in Africa, which is even more impressive considering its not-so-distant past. The country has made many achievements in the past decade leading...

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Finance August 02, 2016

Reference for banking consolidation bucks trends, targets further growth

BPM’s pioneering consolidation and moves such as its innovative merger with Webank, one of the best digital banks in Italy, has brought it to a unique standing in the market: it is the country’s...

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Finance July 16, 2016

Record results highlight Qatari potential

Despite having proved its resilience, particularly after the 2008 crisis, and being expected to grow 17% annually, Islamic finance is facing some interesting changes, such as Iran’s entrance to...

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Finance July 15, 2016

CBQ looks to ‘wake up’ private sector with specialist SME services

The entrepreneurial beginnings of one of the largest banks in the country, as well as its track record of supporting Qatari businesses for over four decades, means the Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ)...

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Finance July 04, 2016

QNB targets strategic, opportunistic growth

Group CEO of Qatar’s largest bank, Qatar National Bank (QNB), Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari explains the solidity of the country’s banking sector and how financial institutions are helping it meet...

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Finance June 19, 2016

Qatar’s ‘Best Bank’ leads Islamic finance sector

The country’s leading Sharia-compliant lender, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) now controls more than 43.5% of the Islamic banking market share in Qatar and 11.5% of the overall market. The quality of...

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Finance June 01, 2016

Digital impact shapes bankers of the future

One of Italy’s leading banks, Banca Mediolanum keeps growing and gaining capital on its strengths of highly trained human capital and innovative new products, such as its Family Bankers, who have...