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Economic Update | Can the “buy now, pay later” model unlock e-commerce potential in emerging markets?

22 Sep 2022
Building on the e-commerce momentum from the Covid-19 pandemic, the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) model is one of the fastest-growing segments in consumer finance, particularly in emerging markets.  

Economic Update | The emerging technologies that could herald a greener future for global shipping

21 Sep 2022
With fossil fuels still powering roughly 99% of global shipping, the sector is seeking to reduce emissions through cleaner fuel sources – including methanol, ammonia and wind – that could soon see...

Economic Update | Focus Report: Misurata Free Zone positions itself as a gateway to Africa

20 Sep 2022
Focus Report: Misurata Free Zone positions itself as a gateway to Africa
As a free zone operating outside of Libyan domestic trade legislation, Misurata Free Zone (MFZ) is seeking to leverage its competitive advantages – including complete exemption from national...

Economic Update | Report: The future of sustainable finance in Kuwait’s banking sector

16 Sep 2022
Report: The future of sustainable finance in Kuwait’s banking sector
The regulatory landscape for Gulf financial service providers is changing, with growing awareness of the need for banking institutions to adopt sustainable finance frameworks and responsible lending...

Economic Update | Creative climate finance in Africa

8 Sep 2022
While uncertainty abounds in global energy markets amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, African leaders are increasingly looking to the private sector to finance investment in clean energy...

Economic View | George Richani, CEO, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

6 Sep 2022
George Richani, CEO, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait
What can local banks do to provide more support for economic diversification, and which sectors have the greatest potential to catalyse growth?

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