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Investment risk is poorly understood. It requires consideration, research and an understanding of what you want

We live in a risky world. Those risks loom even larger for the sizeable population of baby boomers reaching retirement age in an environment of low interest rates and uncertain financial markets. Managing risk lies not in the realm of the theoretical, but...

Earlier this year the European Commission announced that Europe was finally in recovery, and so it is time for money managers to plot and execute a new strategy in periphery markets

Penetrating the periphery markets: Eurobank advises

Earlier this year the European Commission announced that Europe was finally in recovery, and so it is time for money managers to plot and execute a new strategy in periphery markets

Even the biggest sceptics will now agree: Europe is pulling out of the nosedive. As a matter of fact, it has been doing so for a while, albeit in the same atypical way in which it all started back in 2009 – via the recovery in its periphery markets. ...

SGBL enhances regional presence to become flagship Lebanese bank

SGBL’s financial services are divided between private, retail and corporate banking, allowing it to provide tailormade solutions to a broad range of potential customers

Banking is Lebanon’s most renowned service sector and a pillar of its economy. The sector has weathered major domestic, regional and international crises over the past two decades, particularly the global financial crisis of 2008. Société Général...

Globalisation has transformed San Marino’s banking climate, and awakened the international banking scene to the opportunities to be had there

Banca CIS on San Marino’s flourishing banking sector

Globalisation has transformed San Marino’s banking climate, and awakened the international banking scene to the opportunities to be had there

Bordered on all sides by Italy and dating its origins back to the 4thcentury AD, the parliamentary Republic of San Marino, with the help of some of the country’s leading names, is making waves in the international banking scene and bringing its unique b...

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

Private banking embraces mobile technology, but developments are slow

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

The wealth management and private banking sectors have long been known for their highly personalised services. Now there’s a new trend in these old-school sectors, as more and more managers roll out advanced mobile banking and wealth management apps. Th...

The world’s emerging markets meet in Brazil, intent on establishing a new bank and galvanising a new world order

Brazil hangs up its boots to prepare for the sixth BRICS summit

The world’s emerging markets meet in Brazil, intent on establishing a new bank and galvanising a new world order

The World Cup is over but Brazil will now turn its attention to banking as it hosts the sixth BRICS summit. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will meet in the north-eastern city of Fortalez in their sixth meeting without western...

World Finance spoke to Bashir Jaber, Head of Corporate Communications at Burgan Bank, to find out how the bank has powered ahead of its rivals to become one of Kuwait's leading financial institutions

Burgan Bank paves the way for economic prosperity in Kuwait

World Finance spoke to Bashir Jaber, Head of Corporate Communications at Burgan Bank, to find out how the bank has powered ahead of its rivals to become one of Kuwait’s leading financial institutions

Kuwait’s banking industry has emerged from the economic and political troubles outside of its borders relatively unscathed in the recent years. Despite the political turmoil in nearby Syria and Egypt, Kuwait’s banking sector has enjoyed steady growth ...

Falcon Private Bank: emerging markets ripe with opportunity

Crises and recoveries in emerging market economies often affect one another, but only in some cases will their effects spill over significantly into more developed economies

The financial media has perpetuated the idea of the ‘crisis’ in emerging markets; whether it is political turmoil in Ukraine, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela or inflation in Brazil, all of these situations have frightened investors away. Each situation is...

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

The Lebanese banking sector has always been the cornerstone of the country’s economy, remaining resilient throughout the various crises that have shaken the country, the region, and the world over the years, and constituting a solid foundation for an em...

Bangladeshi economy: inclusive finance key to real growth

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

The Bangladeshi economy has been undergoing real GDP growth of more than six percent on average for more than 12 years now (see Fig. 1), despite ups-and-downs in the global economy: notably, the global financial crisis and the subsequent growth slowdown, ...

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

Mexico has been facing headwinds during 2013, with a lower rate of economic growth as a result of reduced government spending, lower construction and infrastructure development, a contraction in consumption and retail activity, and weaker foreign trade. ...

Bank Aljazira: embracing sharia banking principles

Nabil Al-Hoshan, Managing Director and CEO of Bank Aljazira, discusses his company’s sharia-compliant philosophy, and the products it offers therein

Bank Aljazira (BAJ) in Saudi Arabia has a long heritage that goes back more than 36 years. During that time, BAJ has undergone several key transformations to become the bank it is today. Despite global economic challenges, BAJ put in place a number...

TEB Private Banking launches angel investment platform

Encouraging investment in business start-ups should help build Turkey’s economy and promote entrepreneurship in the country

TEB Private Banking (TEB Private) has provided entrepreneurs and the world of private banking with a new point of view. World Finance spoke to Gökhan Mendi, the company’s Senior Assistant General Manager of Retail and Private Banking Group, about its b...

Financial markets in the UAE are strong, and the growing worldwide influence of Sharia-compliant banking will only further their prominence

UAE financial markets ‘a bridge between East and West’

Financial markets in the UAE are strong, and the growing worldwide influence of Sharia-compliant banking will only further their prominence

The Dubai Financial Market and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange are ranked among the best performing markets in the world for 2013. World Finance spoke to Fathi Ben Grira, CEO of MENACORP, about his company’s operations. What is your analysis of th...

With its young population and prime location, Turkey is now seeing increased interest from international firms wanting to make the most of its new potential

Turkey’s banking sector enters 21st century

With its young population and prime location, Turkey is now seeing increased interest from international firms wanting to make the most of its new potential

Turkey is a country with a history of boom and bust, and its government has spent the last few years doing its best to pursue a more prudent economic model. However, while it has looked to stabilise things, it is also keen to attract higher levels of fore...

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