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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

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"He was my mentor, my hero, but most importantly, he was my dad"
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 giants.

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