Global banking giant HSBC has been present in Qatar since 1954 and has set a significant foothold in commercial and private banking in Qatar. Inside Investor sat down with HSBC Qatar's CEO Abdul Hakeem Mostafawi to hear more.
Brunei has still to fully develop its Islamic finance sector. There are great opportunities for foreign Islamic banking institutions to forge ties with the Brunei government and its banking institutions in pushing the business.
There is remarkable activity going on in Southeast Asia with regard to mergers and acquisitions in the banking sector. Bank acquisitions are set for a record year of volumes with more than $20 billion worth of deals in the pipeline.
Saudi Arabia's Al Rajhi Bank is the largest Islamic bank in the world. The group ventured into the international market by setting up its first overseas branches in Malaysia, where it today operates 23 branches.