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EQUATE recognised for developing top Middle East treasury solution

Integrated financial systems have earned EQUATE Petrochemicals Company, a global producer of petrochemicals that operates in Kuwait, the award for ‘Best in Class Treasury Solution in the Middle East’ at the Adam Smith Awards 2018 organised by Treasury Today. Through the efforts of EQUATE’s treasury, the world’s second largest producer of ethylene glycol went from […]


Gulf Bank launches new branch manager scheme at tech university

Gulf Bank has launched its Branch Manager Program at the PACE centre, part of the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) in Kuwait. The tailored programme aims to enhance Gulf Bank’s retail banking branch managers’ holistic banking skills by expanding their knowledge of the wider banking landscape to better serve the banks’ customers. It […]


Digital Banking: Does it have a future with no passwords?

Is the future of digital banking a password free one? The ways in which banks are authenticating their users is evolving at speed thanks to technological developments. Marwan Elnakat, Digital Banking Director for the CISMEA region at Gemalto, tells us what the future holds. Please enter your password, it says. It seems like a simple […]


WaveX selects ArabianChain’s Blockchain-based Smart Contracts

Award winning UAE start-up paves the way for regional entrepreneurs to innovate via blockchain WaveX, an award-winning start-up and renewable electricity trading and p2p solar panel financing platform, is the first UAE-based start-up to utilise ArabianChain’s blockchain based Smart Contracts and Development Studio. As a start-up with a platform established to allow trade of energy […]


Mashreq Bank signs agreement with payment provider TSYS

TSYS has announced that it has signed a software licensing and services agreement with UAE leading financial institution Mashreq Bank. TSYS will provide Mashreq with its core PRIME Issuer and Acquirer payments platform – and surrounding modules and services – to enhance the bank’s customer-centric experiences for its cardholders and merchants. Mashreq is an award-winning […]


Manufacturing and banking to drive big data and business analytics market

According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) will grow from $130.1 billion in 2016 to more than $203 billion in 2020. “The availability of data, a new generation of technology, and a cultural shift toward data-driven […]


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