• Financial Services

    OBG’s banking, insurance and investment coverage looks at revenue and profit trends, market share changes, foreign entry and regulatory developments while our capital markets sector analyses provide information on the stock and bond markets, IPO activity and regulatory changes.
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The Financial Sector Development Programme (FSDP) 2020, which was approved in early May, aims to expand the capacity of financial services firms to meet the financing needs of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s long-term national development plan.

Nigeria has strengthened efforts to improve its foreign exchange (forex) liquidity with the announcement of a multibillion-dollar currency swap deal with China.

Las vastas reformas al marco regulatorio de los mercados de capital de Argentina podrían fomentar nuevas inversiones en el país, en un momento en que el gobierno busca financiar el desarrollo de infraestructura.

 

Sharjah is home to four local banks and two insurance companies, with a banking market that is characterised by significant minority government ownership stakes in several key players, as well as a tendency for local banks to eschew the retail and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) markets in favour of larger corporate and government-...

 

With 45 commercial banks operating in the UAE, according to the country’s central bank, and a national population of 9.27m, according to World Bank figures for 2016, the Emirati financial services market is often described as overbanked and in need of consolidation. Pressure for such consolidation is increasing as intensifying regulatory...

 

Once reserved for ambitious start-ups and industry-leading tech operators, financial technology (fintech) has more recently caught the attention of major private sector firms and government planners alike, becoming a regular feature in budget speeches and strategic development plans. As fintech progressively plays a larger part in the lives of...