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Saudi Arabia's 2021 budget highlights long-term challenges
Saudi Arabia's 2021 budget highlights long-term challenges
15, January, 2021
News items we have been following
News items we have been following
14, January, 2021
Qatari banks' funding, after the blockade
Qatari banks' funding, after the blockade
08, January, 2021
VG starts 2021 with a sweep of promotions
VG starts 2021 with a sweep of promotions
06, January, 2021
Kamco's review of GCC equity markets in 2020
Kamco's review of GCC equity markets in 2020
04, January, 2021
Wine and Financial Crime: Could you spot a fake bottle?
Wine and Financial Crime: Could you spot a fake bottle?
18, December, 2020
Fitch Report on GCC Sovereign Wealth Funds: useful figures and analysis
Fitch Report on GCC Sovereign Wealth Funds: useful figures [...]
17, December, 2020
Stories we've been following
Stories we've been following
07, December, 2020
Middle East Regulatory Update: 3Q 2020
Middle East Regulatory Update: 3Q 2020
01, December, 2020
OECD delivers update on Covid-19 response in MENA countries
OECD delivers update on Covid-19 response in MENA countries
16, November, 2020
African Banks
African Banks
11, November, 2020

The Banker magazine published its list of the largest African banks, ranked by Tier 1 capital, in its October edition. North [...]

S&P publishes update on how Covid-19 is affecting its ratings on banks
S&P publishes update on how Covid-19 is affecting its [...]
29, October, 2020

S&P changed many of its rating outlooks to negative in April and May but expects that ratings will be resilient in the [...]

Money Laundering and the Gold Trade: Briefing from Themis
Money Laundering and the Gold Trade: Briefing from Themis
27, October, 2020

ABA Corporate Member Themis Services has produced a useful briefing note on money laundering and the gold trade, which [...]

Is working from home good for you?
Is working from home good for you?
26, October, 2020

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England's Chief Economist and a member of its Monetary Policy Committee, delivered an insightful [...]

Recent resignations and appointments at Middle East banks
Recent resignations and appointments at Middle East banks
21, October, 2020

There have been several changes at the top of Middle Eastern banks in recent weeks. 'Read more' to see a summary. 

NCB and Samba plan largest ever Saudi bank merger
NCB and Samba plan largest ever Saudi bank merger
12, October, 2020

Following the announcement on 11 October that National Commercial Bank and Samba Financial Group, both of Saudi Arabia, have [...]

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank to close Representative Office in London
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank to close Representative Office in [...]
05, October, 2020

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank has announced that it will close its representative office in London at the end of October. 

VG Jersey appoints Paul Roper as new Director
VG Jersey appoints Paul Roper as new Director
05, October, 2020

VG, the Jersey-based provider of fiduciary and administration solutions, has appointed Paul Roper as a Director. 

MENA FCCG celebrates fourth anniverary
MENA FCCG celebrates fourth anniverary
05, October, 2020

The MENA Financial Crime Compliance Group is celebrating its fourth anniversary. We take a look some of the Group's most [...]

CPMI provides data on the decline in correspondent banking
CPMI provides data on the decline in correspondent banking
05, October, 2020

A new report from the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures provides country-by-country data on the decline in [...]

Moody's downgrades Kuwait, confirms rating on Qatar
Moody's downgrades Kuwait, confirms rating on Qatar
29, September, 2020

Moody's has lowered Kuwait's debt rating by one notch to Aa3, and confirmed Qatar's debt rating at its existing level, also [...]