Banking & Finance




Commodities face uphill struggle

Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Commodities face an uphill battle for the rest of the year with gold falling further and oil getting worse before it gets better, according to Saxo ...

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Barclays backs developed markets equities

Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Barclays is recommending that investors focus on developed market equities, in its latest quarterly investment report.  The “ ...

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Cars of the future: accelerated growth

Summer 2015

Tomorrow’s cars and the safety technologies they ploy hold a great deal of promise for investors, as Citi Private Bank’s Philip Watso ...

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Gulf banks navigate rougher waters

Tue, Jun 16, 2015

After several years of stabilising asset quality, declining credit losses, and improving returns, banks in the Gulf are navigating rougher waters, ...

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Societe Generale launches structured finance platform

Wed, May 20, 2015

Societe Generale has strengthened its presence in the Middle East by establishing a structured finance platform at its hub in Dubai, UAE.  ...

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The importance of asset allocation

Spring 2015

Asset allocation is one of the most important decisions that investors face. But asset allocation – deciding what mix of different investment ...

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Saudi market rally to be ‘short-term’

Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s confirmation that it will open its stock markets to foreign investors has triggered a sharp rally, but although fundamentals a ...

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Barclays makes key promotions

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Barclays has promoted Makram Azar to Chairman of Banking for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).  spanIn his expanded role, Makr ...

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RBS sells Coutts International

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) has sold Coutts International, the overseas arm of its private banking operations, to Switzerland’s Un ...

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UAE Islamic banking sector worth $127bn

Sun, Mar 29, 2015

The UAE’s Islamic banking industry was estimated to be worth $127 billion in 2014, thus making it the third largest Islamic banking market by ...

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Standard Bank rebrands wealth service

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Standard Bank Private Clients is to be renamed ‘Wealth and Investment’ to reflect its commitment to adapting its service offering to th ...

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DSSA appoints chief economist

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia (DSSA), a Capital Market Authority (CMA)- licensed securities firm wholly owned by Deutsche Bank, has appointed Dr ...

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Falcon Private Bank names new board member

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Falcon Private Bank elected Walter Berchtold as a new mber of its Board of Directors at its annual general meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, last w ...

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Developed markets ‘best bet in 2015’

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

JP Morgan Private Bank is predicting 3.5 per cent global growth in 2015 with promising performance across developed markets.  spanTh ...

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Bahrain remains a ‘key financial hub’

Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Bahrain’s hosting of a major financial event shows that the kingdom rains a powerful hub for finance in the region, a senior economist said ...

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