Arab nations risk gas insecurity over rift with Qatar

The UAE, which also cut ties with Qatar ... In the past, gas imports were a political non-starter, but the emergence of the Saudi Aramco IPO appears to be changing this position. Heretofore, global gas trade had been the stronghold of Qatar. ( read original story ...)

Banks enable UAE economic vision

“Corporate banking took off when financial institutions began financing projects for government-related entities.” From its earliest days of its founding in 1967, Mashreq has arranged financing for some of the UAE’s and the region’s iconic projects ... ( read original story ...)

UAE Poised To Become The Fintech Nexus In MENA

In Dubai, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) too has moved forward with fintech regulation, launching in May the Innovation Testing Licence (ITL). The new class of financial services license allows fintechs to develop and test innovative concept ... ( read original story ...)