Monday 9 December 2019

ICICI Bank opens new service centre in Bahrain

India’s ICICI Bank has inaugurated a service centre at Mannai Plaza, near Oasis Mall in Juffair, Bahrain, marking the second physical touch point of the bank in the country, the first being the existing retail branch at Manama Centre. The service centre provides services fo


Intellect launches new wealth management solution

Intellect Design Arena, a specialist in banking and insurance digital technologies, has launched RM office 2020 for wealth managers in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman, its marquee product from its suite of digital wealth management, the Wealth Qube. Having been tested as a controlled


WIBC 2019 names Performance Award winners

The recently concluded 26th World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2019) in Bahrain, which attracted over 1,000 global leaders, announced its WIBC Performance Awards 2019 during the event.           Awards & Winners 1. Bes


Global economic power to shift to E7 states by 2030: report

The world will witness a long-term economic power shift by 2030 as the emergence of strong E7 countries (China, Russia, India, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, and Turkey) challenges the dominance of G7 states (the US, Canada, France, the UK, Germany, Italy and Japan), a report said. T


SALT partners with ADGM for global forum

SALT, a global thought leadership forum, will be hosting its first conference in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi from  December 9 to 11, at the Emirates Palace in  strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Global Market, (ADGM). The conference is expected to gather around 1,


Arab Strategy Forum set for kick-off in Dubai

The 12th edition of the annual Arab Strategy Forum (ASF 2019) is set to kick off today (December 9)  at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, under the theme ‘Forecasting the Next Decade2020-2030’. The event is being held under the patronage of


Oman hosts Japanese business delegation

Ithraa, Oman’s inward investment and export development agency, is hosting a series of B2B meetings, site visits and investment presentations for a high-profile Japanese business delegation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Muscat. Beginning 8 December, the four-day visit has been


Zubair SEC, BIAC to back SMEs in Oman, Saudi

Zubair SEC, a social impact initiative by the Zubair Corporation and the Business Incubators and Accelerators Company (BIAC) have signed an agreement to support the SME sector in Oman and Saudi Arabia. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Mohammed Mubarak Al Hasani


Gulf International Bank names chief investment officer

Gulf International Bank (GIB) has announced the appointment of Sara Abdulhadi as the group's new chief investment and treasury officer.    She joins GIB from the Saudi British Bank and has more than 15 years of experience in global markets activities, w


Nasdaq Dubai welcomes $1.1bn IsDB green sukuk

Nasdaq Dubai yesterday (December 4) welcomed the listing of a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) green sukuk by Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the multilateral lender which finances development across its 57 member countries.   It is IsDB’s first green sukuk

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