Banking bulletins

Emirates welcomes His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum to its ATM stand

Emirates welcomes His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum to its ATM stand

Airline showcases its Premium Economy seats and refreshed onboard products DUBAI, U.A.E – 16 May 2021 – Emirates, the Official Airline of the 2021 Arabian Travel Market (ATM), welcomed His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum to its stand as he opened the region’s largest travel and tourism trade event and the first physical

Emirates to showcase its Premium Economy Seats for the first time at ATM

Visitors will also personally view enhanced signature onboard products Dubai, UAE: 10 May 2021 – Emirates will be showcasing its Premium Economy seats for the first time at Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM). The region’s leading travel and tourism exhibition will run from 16-19 May, and will be the first in-person travel industry event to

Mastercard New Payments Index: Consumer Appetite in Middle East and North Africa for Digital Payments Takes Off

95% of consumers in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are considering emerging payments such as wearables, biometrics, digital wallets and currencies, and QR code, in addition to Contactless, according to the Mastercard New Payments Index 88% of MENA consumers have access to more ways to pay compared to this time last year   3

BLOM Lebanon PMI: Macro highlights – April 2021

After a delay in government formation efforts, Lebanon’s economy is expected to contract further in 2021, in addition to drops in private consumption and exacerbating economic, exchange rate and debt crises. In the week ending April 29, 2021, lockdowns and curfews have been imposed on holidays which put additional pressures on the whole economy. Moreover,

9 in 10 adults in Middle East willing to take personal action on sustainability issues: new Mastercard study

Study of 24 countries shows the pandemic is prompting billions1 to consider more sustainable behaviors 80% of adults in the Middle East are more mindful of their impact on the environment since COVID-19, far higher than global average of 3 in 5 adults Almost three quarters of adults (72%) in the region admit companies behaving

Visa application services: Q1 restart status update

The last quarter has witnessed intermittent activity for the international travel community, with borders opening sporadically in step with vaccination drives in various regions. We at VFS Global, the world’s leading visa services organisation, would like to keep you apprised of the re-openings of Visa Application Centres in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and other

Long-standing partners, Mastercard and Uber extend their partnership to boost payment digitization and advance financial inclusion across the Middle East and Africa

April 2021; Beirut : Uber’s long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA). As a regional first, the partnership with Mastercard will enable Uber to drive digitization across their business

BLOM Lebanon PMI: Macro highlights – March 2021

Concerning the Lebanese economy and its ongoing challenges within the sovereign, banking, economic and exchange rate calamities, the widespread anti-government protests continued during month of March 2021. In details, the failure to stop the devaluation of the currency and increasing poverty rate as well as citizens’ lacking their basic needs, such as security, education, water