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Banking on Kuwait’s Local Market

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait’s CEO, Michel Accad, opens up about his country’s economic role in the Arab world and why the Gulf nation might never achieve all its lofty aspirations.


NBK-Kuwait Ready To Power Growth

Salah Al-Fulaij, CEO of NBK-Kuwait, shares thoughts with Global Finance about competition, Kuwait’s growth prospects and the pressures of global regulation.


Kuwait Shrugs Off Cheap Oil

Riding a wave of government spending, Kuwait’s financial institutions are thriving despite the drop in petroleum revenues—for now.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Markaz Sees The Silver Lining

Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz) has been among the Arab region’s leading asset management and investment banking institutions since 1974. Speaking with Global Finance, CEO Manaf Alhajeri explains that economically challenging times have a bright side: a chance to find value for long-haul investors.


NBK-Kuwait Speeds Ahead

The country’s dominant bank sees future growth coming from the small-business market and from regional customers.


Global Finance Names Safest Banks In The Middle East & Africa 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2015 — Global Finance has named the Safest Banks in the Middle East & Africa in an exclusive survey to be published in the November 2015 issue. Banks were selected through an evaluation of long-term foreign currency ratings—from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch—and total assets of the 500 largest banks worldwide.