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National Finance: Best SME Finance Solutions Oman 2021

National Finance recognises SMEs as the backbone of Oman’s economy, and has been providing financing to them — as well as larger corporates and individual clients — for over three decades. It’s a lean operation, with a 300-person team looking

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Bank of Baghdad (BOB): Best Bank Iraq 2021

Bank of Baghdad (BOB) is Iraq’s largest private commercial bank, with 40 national branches and one in Beirut. The multinational, multi-regional institution has, over the past three decades, earned the trust of the people — and the lion’s share of

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Applied Science Private University: Most Innovative Community Impact Research University Middle East 2021

Amman’s Applied Science Private University (ASU) was established in 1991 at the behest of Jordanian expatriates. Limited availability in public systems had forced expats to send school-age children abroad to study — with high costs for the parents and culture

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Omantel: Best Digital Transformation Leadership GCC 2021

Visitors to Oman will hear plenty about as well as experience smart solutions, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. The sultanate is among a host of Gulf States in the vanguard of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And at Omantel,

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Tanqia: Best Sustainable Growth Strategy Middle East 2021

Tanqia serves a vital need in the UAE, where underground aquifers show falling outputs and rising salinity. At the current pace of water use — without factoring in population or industry growth — the UAE is likely to become one

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The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP): Best Multilateral Development Bank EMEA 2021

  APICORP’s is a leading multilateral development bank based in Saudi Arabia. Its mission is to develop energy-related industries in the Arab world. It was created by an agreement between the ten member states of the Organisation of Arab Exporting

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QNB ALAHLI: Best SME Bank and Best Retail Bank Egypt 2021

Over the past four decades, QNB ALAHLI has solidified a leading market position as a specialised financial partner for retail and business clients —and the second-largest private bank in Egypt. It has attracted more than 1.2 million clients, offering a

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Al Fozan Holding: Best Diversified Holdings Governance GCC 2021

“Success is ultimately defined by the measure one helps and benefits one’s fellow man. We aim to achieve this every day.” The statement illustrates Al Fozan Holding’s core values. The family business has grown since its foundation in 1959 to

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Goren Capital Group (GCG): Best Investment Bank Israel 2021

In 1997, “deal maker” Samuel Gortler founded Goren Capital Group (GCG) — an Israeli investment bank that promises zero conflict of interests. A strict code of conduct ensures operations are compliant with governance and regulations across national and global markets.

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Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel: Best Luxury Landmark Resort Experience GCC 2021

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel is like a scene from an Arabian fairy tale, nestled between the Gulf of Oman and the Al-Hajar mountains. The resort has been converted into a Ritz-Carlton hotel, combining modern amenities with traditional aesthetics

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