Entries by Razan Salman

Fintech: Bahrain’s Banking Industry Remains Focused on Adopting Innovative Financial Technologies, According to Local Investment Professional

David Parker, co-chief investment officer at the Bahrain Economic Development Board (an organization responsible for attracting inward investment into the Kingdom for key areas such as technology development and supporting the local financial and banking industry), recently confirmed that the country aims to position itself as the “startup capital” of the world. Read more

UAE, Bahrain, and Namibia sign MoU on AML/CFT

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (‘UAE’) announced, on 29 January 2020, that the UAE Financial Intelligence Unit (‘FIU’) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MoU’) on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (‘AML/CFT’) with the Financial Investigation Department in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Financial Information Center for the Republic […]

Cyber Risks Threaten Physical Security, Industrial Controls

Cyber risk management should go beyond IT-specific concerns like malware, firewalls, and virus scans. “What are we doing to protect ourselves from cyberattacks?” It’s a question every CFO eventually asks their team. Although the question suggests IT-specific concerns like malware, firewalls, and virus scans, CFOs need to pause and broaden their perspective, examine cyber-related business […]