Arab World Banking & Finance

From the Qatar crisis to Saudi privatisation and legal wrangling in Dubai, plus going digital in underbanked Egypt

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Stand-off with neighbours blocks movement of money, people and goods

Oil prices are driving the kingdom to reshape its finances

Friction between courts over jurisdictions has caused alarm in the UAE

Mergers are proving elusive despite favourable conditions

After launching electronic bill payment in shops, Fawry is pushing payment by phone

GCC governments have interests in 80% of the 50 biggest lenders