From The Report: Dubai 2019
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Featuring both onshore and offshore markets, Dubai’s banking sector has become an integral part of the global financial services universe. Facilities range from conventional financial intermediation in a competitive domestic landscape to advanced specialist services housed in the Dubai International Financial Centre, the emirate’s financial ser¬vices free zone. Dubai has also positioned itself as a global centre for Islamic banking, a young and fast-developing market segment. With oil prices ticking up in the latter half of 2017 and first half of 2018, the outlook for Dubai’s financial services providers is improving in tandem. This chapter contains an interview with Bernd van Linder, CEO, Commercial Bank of Dubai.