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Top Bankers Quietly Prep for Saudi While Their Bosses Skip Forum

In public, finance industry leaders have bailed on a key Saudi Arabian investment conference next week. Behind the scenes, dealmakers bringing in the hard...
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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Gets Approval for 25% Foreign Ownership

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC, the United Arab Emirates’ second-biggest bank complying with Muslim banking rules, said it obtained the Abu Dhabi Executive Council’s...
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Logging In to Your Bank Account Is Now a $3 Billion...

When you link your checking account to Venmo or use it to buy Bitcoins, a startup called Plaid Inc. is likely facilitating the connection...
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X8 Currency – the Swiss Crypto Company Obtains Islamic Finance Certification

X8 Currency Introduces Cash and Gold Backed Tokens for Islamic investors, Eyes Middle East Expansion X8 Currency, a Swiss Based Fintech firm Introduces Cash and Gold Backed Tokens for Islamic investors. It...
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Profits at Barclays surged in the third quarter

Barclays profits up despite Brexit uncertainty as the lender's investment banking and retail divisions picked up speed. The lender posted £1.5bn in profit before tax...
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Weathering headwinds

Sheikh Waleed Al Hashar, CEO, Bank Muscat, talks about banking industry’s outlook for 2019 and the challenges facing the sector and the economy in...
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Seven Things You Need to Know About SoftBank’s $21 Billion IPO

Masayoshi Son spent years building SoftBank Group Corp. into a telecommunications giant. Now he’s selling off a chunk of the business that made his...
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M&A Bankers in Demand in Mideast Merger Boom as Oil Drives...

It’s a good time to be an M&A banker in the Middle East. Just one month into the year, five banks are merging: a three-way...
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Eyeing aggressive growth

Said Abdullah Al Hatmi, CEO of Ahlibank, says visibility and service will grow multifold over the next few years as a result of the...
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Goldman Sachs Making Changes to Asia Banking Leadership

Goldman’s investment banking chiefs in Asia, Andrea Vella and Kate Richdale, will no longer have management roles, according to a person familiar with the...
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