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Balsam Al-Ayoub: Cut and Thrust for Multi-talented Philanthropist

Balsam Al-Ayoub has been fighting for Kuwait — and gender equality — since she was a child. Al-Ayoub’s parents encouraged her and her sister, Lulwa, to get involved in sports at an early age. The sisters gravitated towards fencing, even

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QNB ALAHLI: Rising to the Top of Egypt’s Banking World – by Paying Attention to Quality Service

QNB ALAHLI, established in 1978, is the second-largest private bank in Egypt, and one of the country’s leading financial institutions. The full-service bank is organised around diversified business lines serving corporates, SMEs, individuals, professionals and financial institutions. QNB ALAHLI has

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The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB): Taking it Smooth and Easy in Kingdom’s Digitalisation Drive

Established in 1957 as the Kingdom’s first locally-owned bank, the National Bank of Bahrain has stood proud as the pillar of Bahrain’s banking industry for over 60 years. Over the last six decades, NBB has strived to be an influencer

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Investment House: Team Efforts Bring Qatari Company to the Fore, with Rewards, Awards, and Exciting Plans for the Future

Qatar-based Investment House recently celebrated its 20ᵗʰ anniversary – with a flurry of awards. The criteria for recognition included financial stability, profitability, continuous growth, assets quality, compliance with regulations and Shariah rules – in addition to a significant increase in

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KPMG Lower Gulf: What Should Banks Focus On?

Shifting Customer Behavior, Economic Headwinds, Intensifying Competition, Regulatory Pressure and Technological Disruption – What Should Banks Focus On? It has been a tumultuous last 12 months for banks. Reeling from the aftershock of the pandemic, despite Central Bank actions to

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Exclusive Interview with IBM: Leading in a Hybrid World

How do you define a hybrid cloud platform and how is it driving client’s digital transformation? Hybrid cloud is IT infrastructure that connects at least one public cloud and at least one private cloud, and provides orchestration, management and application

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Q&A with Ovais Shabab, Head of Financial Services at KPMG: Investing in People, Creating Jobs, Inventing Strategies — it’s a World of Possibilities for KPMG Network

KPMG is a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services, operating in 147 countries. Here, the firm’s head of financial services, Ovais Shabab, fields questions from CFI.co What sets KPMG’s professional services apart in KSA?

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Dissident’s Daughter, Crusader for Health and Women’s Rights: Sheikha Moza bint Nasser al-Missned

When Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, mother of current Emir of Qatar, inaugurated WISH 2020 (World Summit For Health) in Doha in November, she did so in her official capacity as president of the Qatar Foundation. Her unofficial role was once

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Sparkling Dubai: Tourism and Business Hub — and the Perfect Events Venue

CFI.co’s Chairman Tor Svensson puts questions to Dawood Al Shezawi, AIM organiser and CEO of Strategic, one of the world’s leading exhibition, conference and event organisers. The Strategic group operates across sectors to facilitate a healthy ecosystem for investment promotion,

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Etihad Credit Insurance’s CEO Massimo Falcioni: Export Credit Company Key to United Arab Emirates Resilience

Its database includes commercial information on no less than 320 million business entities worldwide, from the proverbial corner shop to the largest globe-spanning corporate behemoths. In barely three years since the start of its operations, Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) has

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