Monday 18 February 2019

Emirates NBD 'top banking brand with $4bn value'

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, today announced its position as the UAE’s most valuable banking brand with a $4.04 billion brand valuation in The Banker’s annual brand valuation league table. The bank also secured a spot among the top 100 global banking br


Saudi Tadawul celebrates GIB Capital membership

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) has welcomed GIB Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf International Bank (GIB) as a market member. This membership allows GIB Capital to become a market member and a del credere, providing its clients with the opportunity to trade in GCC&r


Central bank chiefs from Mena to attend FinTech Forum

The Middle East and Africa FinTech Forum has announced that a large number of central bank governors from the Mena region will attend the 3rd annual FinTech Forum, which will be held in Manama under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain on February 21.   


Taiger to conduct executive training on AI in Bahrain

Bahrain FinTech Bay has announced that its Venture Acceleration Platform partner Taiger will conduct executive training on AI and automation at RegFact next week.   The executive training course will take place at Radisson Blu Hotel, Diplomat, on February 25 bet


Warba buys major AUB stake in Kuwaiti financial group

Warba Bank, a leading Islamic bank in Kuwait, said it has signed an agreement with Bahrain-based Ahli United Bank BSC and its subsidiary Ahli United Bank KSCP to acquire their respective shareholding in Kuwait and Middle East Financial Investment Company, representing 75.72 per cent of the co


ECI eyes $3bn UAE non-oil exports in 2019

Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), the UAE Federal export credit company, said it is set to play a lead role in the country's move towards non-oil diversification by securing $3-billion worth of exports and re-exports of non-oil companies in 2019.   The ECI unve


Shuaa Capital revenues hit $40m, profit down

UAE-based Shuaa Capital said its total group revenues for 2018 increased by 23 per cent to reach Dh165.2 million, however the net profit fell 63 per cent year-on-year to Dh27.2 million with the company taking mark-to-market charges on its investments in Q4 2018 and additional one-off provisions


Top speakers for DMCC global trade summit

Leading figures from government, trade, investment, and technology are set to share predictive analysis on the shifts taking place within the world economy at an upcoming trade conference organised by DMCC in Dubai, UAE. The UAE Ministry of Economy has announced its support for t


Samsung Pay signs 5 new partnerships in UAE

Samsung has partnered with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (Debit Cards), Dubai Islamic Bank, Finance House, MAF Najm Cards and Noor Bank and to enable their customers access to the digital payment and digital wallet solutions of Samsung Pay. The announcement of these five new issuer p


E-commerce in Dubai ‘set to hit $2.6bn in sales’

E-commerce stands out as a sector with massive potential for growth for Dubai, poised to expand at a CAGR of 12 per cent in the 2018-2023 period to reach Dh9.7 billion ($2.6 billion) in sales volume by 2023, said a top official. “Wholesale and retail commerce are primary ec

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