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Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund is back on track

Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund is back on track

Mumtalakat CEO adopts cautious approach to investment, prizing stable returns over quick-buck trophy deals

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National Bank of Bahrain cannot afford to rest on its laurels

National Bank of Bahrain cannot afford to rest on its laurels

New CEO shares his bold strategy for continued growth

How one Dubai bank, born in the eye of the storm, made it work

How one Dubai bank, born in the eye of the storm, made it work

“We have been growing nicely over the years" and increasing profits, says CEO

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This Asian bank is trying to tap into Dubai’s private wealth

This Asian bank is trying to tap into Dubai’s private wealth

Area of business expected to see one of the highest growth rates in the world

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Al Etihad Credit Bureau working to expose over-leveraged borrowers

Al Etihad Credit Bureau working to expose over-leveraged borrowers

'We are going to change the industry going forward', says CEO Marwan Lutfi

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The digital domain: Future of banking in the UAE

The digital domain: Future of banking in the UAE

Sponsored content: Shehzad Hameed, Head of Retail Banking, Standard Chartered UAE, explains why investments in technology will be the key to the lender’s future

"He was my hero," Ayman Hariri on his late father

In a rare interview, Ayman Hariri reveals the raw grief he still experiences 12 years after the assassination of his father, former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, and the lessons he learnt that have inspired him to take on formidable social media...

Qatar building big businesses from small ideas

Qatar building big businesses from small ideas

Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa argues access to finance remains one of the largest barriers to SME growth in the region

Market maker: Qatar Exchange CEO Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori

Market maker: Qatar Exchange CEO Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori

As Gulf bourses mature, Qatar Stock Exchange is working to attract foreign listings and boost liquidity. CEO Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori discusses his efforts to grow the market, including by encouraging Qatar’s numerous, but reluctant, family businesses...

Sizing up Sharjah: Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal

Sizing up Sharjah: Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal

Often cast into the shadows of Dubai, the neighbouring emirate is pushing back with plans to develop industries as vast as healthcare, media, logistics and tourism. The CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal,...

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Going public: tycoon BR Shetty

Going public: tycoon BR Shetty

Indian-born BR Shetty turned the meagre $7 with which he arrived in the UAE in the 1970s into a personal fortune estimated at $1bn. In a rare interview, he tells Arabian Business about new plans for the businesses that made him rich - NMC Health and UAE...

Liquid lining: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Group CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud

Liquid lining: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Group CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank is performing better than its peers as the finance sector battles challenging economic conditions. But its Group CEO Tirad Al Mahmoud warns the country is stuck in a credit crunch as cautious lenders pull the plug on clients.

The private banking environment is very competitive, says LGT's Peter Schaer

The private banking environment is very competitive, says LGT's Peter Schaer

Sponsored content: Despite overbanking, Peter Schaer, a longstanding expert on private banking in the Middle East, still sees growth potential


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