Philip Hammond, UK Chancellor, and Greg Clark, the Business Secretary urge Britain’s business community to publicly support the Brexit deal agreed by Theresa May’s Cabinet despite its “imperfections”.

Britain’s economy will be worse off to the tune of nearly £6,000 per household if it leaves the European Union without a deal in a hard Brexit, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.

The pound has bounced back on renewed hopes that Britain and the EU are on the verge of a Brexit deal.

Oil prices have fallen sharply to levels not seen for almost a year as traders see a return of a glut in supplies at a time of falling demand.

The French government has accused Donald Trump of lacking “common decency” after his Twitter tirade on the third anniversary of the Paris terror attacks.


Amazon says its new second headquarters will be split between New York City and Arlington, Virginia – ending months of speculation.

An investigation by cyber security firm Symantec has now uncovered that the North Korean government is stealing tens of millions of dollars by hacking into banks and forcing ATMs to dispense cash to mules.

Award Winners 2016 – Banking


NIC Securities

Best Research House Kenya 2016



Best Retail Bank Kenya 2016


Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB)

Best Commercial Bank Kyrgyzstan 2016


International Commercial Bank Lao Limited

Best Retail Bank Laos 2016


Banque Franco-Lao Ltd.

Best SME Bank Laos 2016


ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd.

Best Rural Finance Bank Laos 2016



Most Innovative Consumer Finance Company Latvia 2016 



Best Mobile Payment Solutions Provider Lebanon 2016


Trust Capital

Best Forex Broker Lebanon 2016



Best Retail Banking Product Lebanon 2016 – Currency Cards



Carlisle Management Company, SCA

Best Fund Manager Luxembourg 2016


Ecobank Malawi

Best Corporate Online Banking Malawi 2016

Best Retail Bank Malawi 2016


FMB Malawi (First Merchant Bank Malawi)

Best Transactional Bank Malawi 2016




Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad
Best Investment Bank Malaysia 2016


Standard Financial Adviser Sdn Bhd

Most Innovative Financial Advisory Brand Malaysia 2016



Best Investment & Trading Education Provider Malaysia 2016


Hong Leong Islamic Bank

Best Islamic Bank Malaysia 2016


SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd

Best CSR Bank Mauritius 2016

Best Retail Bank Mauritius 2016 

Best E-Commerce Bank Mauritius 2016


Bank One Limited

Best e-Commerce Acquiring Bank Mauritius 2016

Fastest Growing Private Bank Mauritius 2016


Barak Fund Management

Best Fund Management Company Mauritius 2016



Egypt Factors

Best Factoring Company MENA 2016