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Ahmad Meshari on Qatar’s growing economy | Qatar First Bank | Video

World Finance interviews Ahmad Meshari, Acting CEO of Qatar First Bank, about the nation’s thriving economy

For such a small country, Qatar has been punching above its weight in recent years. This includes spreading its economic influence into global investment strategies. Ahmad Meshari, Acting CEO of Qatar First Bank, shares his insight on the Gulf state's sig...

Top 5 most powerful women in the banking industry

As the banking industry rebuilds itself and looks to move forward, women are finding increasingly that more doors are open to them now than there were previously

Here we take a brief look at some of the most powerful women in banking today and the various ways in which they have come to be seen as such. Mary Callahan Erdoes, JPMorgan Despite her relatively low-key public profile, Mary Callahan Erdoes ranks high ...

Top 5 growth markets for Islamic finance

As Islamic banking assets near $2trn, we take look at some of the most impressive market opportunities moving forwards

1. Qatar The country’s five-year CAGR stands at 31 percent, and with $54bn worth of Islamic assets Qatar occupies some 24 percent of the overall Islamic finance market. The country, along with Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, UAE and Turkey are consi...

Central bank transparency has increased these past two decades since the former MI6 agent Richard Tomlinson made public the consequences of secretive monetary policy

Central bank transparency: a delicate balancing act

Central bank transparency has increased these past two decades since the former MI6 agent Richard Tomlinson made public the consequences of secretive monetary policy

US deficit cut by almost half, according to CBO

Agency announces deficit expected to drop to lowest since 2007, before rising again from 2016

World Bank downgrades China’s economic outlook

The Washington-based development bank has trimmed its economic outlook for the East Asia and Pacific region

With public attitudes towards bankers at an all-time low, the financial services industry has reason to be concerned about reputation management

Investment bankers: have we got them all wrong?

With public attitudes towards bankers at an all-time low, the financial services industry has reason to be concerned about reputation management

Wall Street faces fixed income slump, but is it all bad news?

Worst start to the year since before the financial crisis hits Wall Street’s biggest fixed income firms, but not every investment bank is worried

GCC region: a global investment hub?

The GCC region is a picture of economic health – with some great investment opportunities for smaller institutions

Lebanese banking thrives in tough economic conditions

The Lebanese banking sector has a reputation for strong solvency and reliability – and has been integral to the country’s economic growth

Bangladeshi economy: inclusive finance key to real growth

The Bangladesh economy is on course for sustainable growth, spurred by socially inclusive financing practices

Banorte grows in spite of Mexico’s slow economy

When Mexico’s economy slowed, Banorte reacted quickly. The bank’s performance has been strong as a result