International Finance

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Business Leaders

Investors losing interest in South Africa

Change political mindset to overcome economic constraints, says John Kane-Berman, CEO, Institute of Race Relations Miriam Mannak November 5,2014:It hasn’t been plain sailing for South Africa. Besides slipping on the World Bank’s Economic Freedom Index and the World Economic Forum’s Competitiveness Index, the International Monetary Fund presented a rather bleak economic outlook for Africa’s second...
Business Leaders

Citi appoint new CEO for Citibank Malaysia

Lee Lung Nien will report to Citi’s head of Asean Michael Zink IFM Correspondent October 8, 2014: Citigroup has appointed Lee Lung Nien as the new CEO of its wholly owned unit Citibank Bhd. Lee will have overall responsibility for Citi’s franchise in Malaysia, including its institutional clients group, and the consumer banking, cards and...
Business Leaders

Vonage announces new CEO

Alan Masarek is a former Google Inc executive IFM Correspondent October 8, 2014: Holmdel-based Vonage Holdings Corp. on October 7, 2014 announced the appointment of Alan Masarek, former Google Inc executive, as CEO of the company. The appointment will be effective November 6, 2014. Masarek succeeds Marc Lefar, who is retiring from the CEO post...
Business Leaders

‘Immediate concern is the lack of human resources’

Dr. Mahmoud Said Abdalaal, CEO of Aafaq Islamic Finance tells IFM about the challenges facing Islamic finance and banking What sets Aafaq apart from other finance companies? Aafaq’s role as a finance company is strategic in meeting the visionary approach of HH Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Our strategic approach matches the growing economy...
Business Leaders

‘Growth in insurance will come from the dynamic demographics of Saudi Arabia’

Adrian Flowers, CEO of SABB Takaful, discusses the insurance market in Saudi Arabia with Team IFM. August 5, 2014:SABB Takaful is a leading and trusted Islamic Insurance provider in Saudi Arabia, operating according to the principles of Shariah. All its products are reviewed and approved by its Shariah committee before being made available to customers....
Islamic Banking

DIB’s ‘Smart Bank’ set to redefine customer service

New customers can complete their account opening formalities and walk out with their ATM cards and cheque books within 15-20 minutes July 23, 2014: Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE, has announced the launch of ‘Smart Bank’, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s,...
Economy

UK’s growth to slow down in second half: The Conference Board

But some surveys point to orders expanding in manufacturing, construction and services leading to fresh recruitment, reports Team IFM London, July 18, 2104: Britain is set for a slower growth trajectory in the second half of the year, according to a widely-followed index gauging perceptions on future economic conditions, even as a slew of surveys...
Economy

UK factory output dips in May, stuns experts

Explanation sought in ‘seasonal influences’ and British business lobby says this is enough reason to keep interest rates low, reports Team IFM London, July 11, 2014: Economists and analysts were left groping for an explanation as the UK, said to have reached pre-meltdown growth levels by May-end and forecast to dethrone France as the fifth...