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KPMG Lower Gulf: Banking on ESG Risks in Future

ESG risks have the potential of negatively impacting banks’ assets, earning capacity, and sometimes their reputation, argues Abbas Basrai. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and the emerging risks associated with them are becoming increasingly relevant to organizations, especially banks.

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Deloitte: Constructing a Sustainable Future in the Middle East

Towards the end of 2019, at the United Nations Climate Change (COP25) conference, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that a “point of no-return” on climate change is “in sight and hurtling toward us.” Against this warning, the World Economic

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KPMG: Local Governments Becoming More Digitally Enabled, Data-Driven and Community-Focused

Local government organizations are becoming more digitally enabled, data-driven, agile, and customer-centric, concludes a new and wide-ranging publication of KPMG. Based on research on eight major global economies including Saudi Arabia, “Future of local government – Embracing connectivity and customer

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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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