An ongoing round of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Kuwait’s financial services sector is set to create two banking and asset-management powerhouses, with market consolidation having the potential to spur additional tie-ups.
Interviews & Viewpoints | Khalid Al Hussan, CEO, Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul): Interview from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2019
How can capital markets help to fulfil Vision 2030?
Interviews & Viewpoints | Søren Nikolajsen, Managing Director, Alawwal Bank: Interview from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2019
When is the merger between Alawwal Bank and the Saudi British Bank likely to be finalised?
Articles & Analysis | Tech solutions driving the evolution of the banking landscape from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2019
Once reserved for ambitious start-ups and industry-leading operators, financial technology (fintech) has caught the attention of private sector firms and government planners alike, becoming a regular feature in budget speeches and development plans. As fintech plays a larger part in the lives of consumers, investors have come to recognise its...
Articles & Analysis | Inclusion in global indices often results in a greater flow of funds to the capital market from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2019
The period of easily raising funds from abroad seems to be coming to an end for emerging markets around the world. In the new environment of higher interest rates in the US and increased competition for capital flows, portfolio managers are becoming more selective with where they place their money.
One way for developing nations to ensure that their...
Interviews & Viewpoints | Ahmed Alkholifey, Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA): Interview from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2019
In what ways are monetary tools being implemented in order to help reduce the impact of US Federal Reserve interest rate hikes?