Business, Banking & Finance




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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Citi reveals four investment themes

Winter 2015

The last couple of years have been a time of unusual calm in global financial markets. Equities and bonds have generally risen together, continuing ...

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UK investment firm wins Gulf award

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

RiverCrossing Capital Partners, an alternative investment managent firm in the UK, has been named Best New Institution for 2014 by the UAE publis ...

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GCC private wealth doubles to $2.2trn

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Private wealth in the Gulf has doubled by a trillion dollars in just five years, latest statistics show. spanSince 2010, the GCC market h ...

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Sukuk issuances to hit $145bn

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Global sukuk issuances are expected to hit $145 billion in 2015, Islamic finance experts said in London, UK, yesterday. spanThe experts w ...

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‘Sin stocks’ still outperform, research reveals

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Established industries often beat new technology when it comes to long term returns, while “sin stocks” outperform in the long run, sho ...

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QNB named region’s top bank brand

Sun, Feb 1, 2015

QNB was named the most valuable banking brand in The Middle East and Africa in an annual survey carried out by Brand Finance and published by The B ...

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Be cautious, UBS urges investors

Sun, Feb 1, 2015

UBS Wealth Managent's latest research forecasts further short-term weakness in the price of crude oil, but indicates that gains in the latter hal ...

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New Bank Alkhair CEO eyes next level

Mon, Jan 19, 2015

The new chief executive officer (CEO) of Bahrain-basedb /bIslamic wholesale bank Bank Alkhair has promised to take the group “to the next ...

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ADIB voted best private bank in UAE

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) was voted Best Private Bank in the UAE at the inaugural WealthBriefing GCC Regional Awards, held recently at the Mina ...

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