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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.


How can capital markets help to fulfil Vision 2030?


When is the merger between Alawwal Bank and the Saudi British Bank likely to be finalised?


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...

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...


In what ways are monetary tools being implemented in order to help reduce the impact of US Federal Reserve interest rate hikes?