Amer throws the ball into Egyptian banks’ court

Thursday, November 3 dawned as another regular day for banker Hisham Ezz Al Arab, the long-serving chief executive of Egypt’s biggest non-state bank, Commercial International Bank. At around 8am, Hisham was at home with his usual workaday routine: showering and dressing before a quick breakfast and a look through his … read more >>

Israel and Palestine – the practical partnership

The conference setting is stunning and fitting too; a sumptuous spa on Jordan’s Dead Sea shore, with magnificent views overlooking the West Bank. Corralled by the Union of Arab Banks, delegates come from across the Arab corporate mainstream; bankers (central and commercial), businessmen and officials, to talk banking in Palestine … read more >>