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Talat Zaki Hafiz

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The economic benefits of Saudi Arabian banking merger

In today’s complex economic and market environment, businesses — including financial institutions — have to cope with challenges in order to survive, prosper and protect their market share from falling.

November 11, 2018

How Saudi Arabia is fighting back against financial fraud

Financial fraud is becoming one of the most challenging issues facing financial institutions around the world, including banks, since it causes huge losses and depletion of wealth and assets. Financial fraud also hurts institutions’ reputation, competitiveness and economic value. 

October 15, 2018

Saudi financial results for second quarter show promise

The Ministry of Finance has published its second quarter budget performance report for this year, which included a summary of many financial indicators and key data that reflects the government’s commitment to transparency and fiscal disclosure.

September 16, 2018

IMF’s fair assessment of Saudi economic reforms

During a recent visit to Saudi Arabia, a team of experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a statement praising the economic reforms in the Kingdom.
The statement was part of what is known to be Article IV

July 22, 2018

The economic benefits of women driving in Saudi Arabia

After a prolonged debate over allowing women to drive cars in Saudi Arabia, finally the matter was put to rest on June 24 following a royal decree that was issued last year by King Salman. This has finally brought to an end a controversial social issue.

July 08, 2018