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Hisham Farouk talks with Gulf Business on our firm’s response to the pandemic

11 May 2020

“Agility and responsiveness have always been an essential part of our firm’s DNA. We have successfully transitioned from the outset of the pandemic by leveraging our technological infrastructure, and making sure our internal communications and client commitments were not disrupted. Above all, we have done so by prioritising our people’s health and protecting our markets and communities in the process”. - Hisham Farouk speaking with Gulf Business on our firm’s response to the pandemic.

For the SMEs outside of the banks’ radar - Al Bayan

20 Apr 2020

SMEs are an integral part of the UAE with their survival and success having a direct impact on the economy’s well-being. They are also the catalysts that help the UAE accelerate its innovation agendas and to remain competitive at a global scale.

How startups and SMEs can navigate the COVID-19 crisis - EntrepreneurME

14 Apr 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic developed as a health crisis, moved on to becoming an economic concern, and now has transformed into a recession hard to stave off.

Can EXPO 2020 be best experienced by the world in today's crisis?

01 Apr 2020

The true impact of the pandemic is not going to be known for a while and no one knows for certain when the world will completely return back to normal - this uncertainty is here to stay for quite some time.

Dubai bank relief to avert defaults - Khaleej Times

23 Mar 2020

The relief package rolled out by Dubai banks for small, medium and large businesses on Saturday will ease pressure, allow better financial management and save many firms from defaulting on their payments, according to executives of top UAE-based companies.

Coronavirus: Business owners hail Abu Dhabi stimulus package - Gulf News

17 Mar 2020

Abu Dhabi: SME owners and business leaders in the UAE have hailed the initiatives announced today to aid Abu Dhabi-based businesses grappling with the coronavirus impact.

UAE businesses hail UAE Central Bank’s AED 100 bn stimulus - AMEinfo

16 Mar 2020

Business houses across the country have welcomed the much-needed AED 100 billion ($27.2bn) economic stimulus plan announced by the UAE Central Bank on Saturday. The stimulus measure is part of a comprehensive action plan to help corporates and customers overcome the liquidity and solvency crisis, at a time when the coronavirus outbreak and the oil price collapse are adversely affecting deposits and lending.

UAE banks will have to process consumer complaints within timeframe

17 Feb 2020

Banks and financial institutions in the UAE will have to process consumer complaints within a certain timeframe and also give clear reasons in writing on the matter under the new framework which the Central Bank is developing

New workplace guidebook for students launches in the Emirates

15 Feb 2020

A free careers book for students has been launched in the Emirates with the support of professional services firms Grant Thornton and PwC.

UAE businesses still have gaps in cyber space

15 Feb 2020

Even with cyber attacks an ever present danger, UAE businesses are just not doing enough to keep data safe.