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 2018 – Leadership

Democratic Republic of Congo

Outstanding Contribution to the Banking Industry – Mr. Thierry Taeymans – DRC 2018

Rawbank SARL


Best CEO – Telecom Sector – Ferdinandus Aming Santoso 

PROTELINDO (PT Profesional Telekomunikasi Indonesia)


Best CFO – Telecom Sector – Stephen Duffus Weiss

PROTELINDO (PT Profesional Telekomunikasi Indonesia)


Best Takaful CEO – Ms. Sayyida Rawan Ahmed Al Said  

Takaful Oman Insurance SAOG


Best Takaful General Manager – Mr. O. G. Ravishankar

Takaful Oman Insurance SAOG


Best Insurance CEO – Mr. Jassim Al-Moftah

Doha Insurance Group