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Visa Appoints Leila Serhan as Senior Vice President to lead operations across North Africa, Levant and Pakistan

Visa Appoints Leila Serhan as Senior Vice President to lead operations across North Africa, Levant and Pakistan

Beirut (Lebanon), August 26 2021 – Visa (NYSE:V) today announced the appointment of Leila Serhan as Group Country Manager and Senior Vice President to lead its presence across the North Africa, Levant and Pakistan (NALP) region.  Ms. Serhan brings more than two decades experience of leadership positions, including 20 years gained at Microsoft. Ms. Serhan

Women entrepreneurs lead the way in digital presence, according to Mastercard SME research in Middle East and Africa

81% of women entrepreneurs across the Middle East and Africa have a digital business presence according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index Latest research by Mastercard highlights high digitalization among women-owned businesses as opportunity for broader SME recovery and digital economy growth August 11, 2021 | Beirut, Lebanon: Despite the gender gap and social challenges,

Continental Group findings unveil Artificial Intelligence and Robotics as the major investment trends that will define the decade

71 percent of  respondents said AI and associated technologies are trends to watch out for Findings also highlight megatrends, thematic equities, and wider adoption of smart technologies shaping the post-pandemic investment ecosystem August 09th, Dubai, UAE: The Continental Group, a leading insurance intermediary and financial services solutions provider in the GCC region, unveils findings about

Mastercard marks year of collective action in annual Sustainability Report Outlines progress towards an inclusive, sustainable future for people and the planet

July 29 2021, | Beirut, Lebanon –Mastercard released its 2020 Corporate Sustainability report, highlighting how the company has responded to the challenges of the last year through innovation and trusted partnerships and is delivering on its mission to build a more inclusive, sustainable world with a digital economy that works for everyone, everywhere. “This unprecedented

Almost Half of Finance and Business Leaders Expect More Frequent Audit and Punitive Penalties in a Post-COVID World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 27 July 2021 — – Middle East companies have adjusted their operations to a digital-first world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many companies have sped up their adoption of digital tools to enable employees to work remotely and to file in expenses and invoices digitally. Despite this,

Financial services organizations at forefront of global digital transformation push

Financial Services edition of F5’s 7th annual State of Application Strategy (SOAS) report sheds new light on sector’s progress and ambitions Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2021. Financial services organizations are the most bullish of all sectors when it comes to digital transformation, according to new research by F5. An industry-specific cut of the 2021 State

The Continental Group launches podcast featuring experts’ advice and tips on becoming financially savvy and secure

‘The Dollars, Dirhams and Our Two Financial Cents’ podcast series has been designed by Continental Group to spread financial awareness, by inviting experts and leading thinkers to share their expertise and knowledge on wealth creation, planning and preservation; and create an accessible platform for those seeking information on how to secure their financial future. Titled

BLOM Lebanon PMI: Macro highlights – June 2021

According to the latest World Bank Lebanon Economic Monitor, “Lebanon Sinking: To the Top 3”, the economic and financial crisis is likely to rank in the top 10, possibly top 3, most severe crises episodes globally since the mid-nineteenth century”. In terms of numbers, the “World Bank estimates that in 2020 real GDP contracted by

Young Changemakers Sacrifice Their Financial Security and Wellbeing to Change the World, New Report Says

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — 1 July 2021 – The Possibilists, a new study – the first of its kind – conducted by a global alliance of youth communities, reveals the pressing needs of young changemakers worldwide who dedicate their lives to social and environmental causes. “Young changemakers are resilient, innovative and intrinsically motivated to

After DFSA approved FFA Private Bank (Dubai) Limited’s change of control, FFA Private Bank Group plans to relocate its headquarters to the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC)

FFA Private Bank Group is strengthening its role as a regional player in the financial sector by relocating its headquarters to the Dubai International Financial Centre in accordance with its five year strategic plan which was approved by the Board of Directors and submitted to the Central Bank of Lebanon (BDL) in the fall 2020,

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