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Dr. Mohamed Ramady

Dr. Mohamed Ramady is a former senior banker and Professor of Finance and Economics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran.

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Filling regulatory gaps to speed up ESG implementation

Despite a noticeable increase in the scale and speed at which environmental, social, and governance factors are now driving investment decisions, some gaps remain.

September 07, 2021

Carbon pricing not enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but Saudi Arabia takes a regional lead

Governments are grappling with a simple question: What is the right price to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and should market forces set this or should it be through direct government legislation, such as taxation, to change behavior? 

September 03, 2021

Saudi banks go from humble beginnings to global players

Today, Saudi Arabia is home to nearly 30 percent of the GCC’s total banking assets and the largest in terms of market capitalization.

September 02, 2021

Cloud computing impact on Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification goals

The Kingdom has enthusiastically adopted new technology, such as cloud computing, to achieve its Vision 2030 transformation goals.

September 01, 2021

Why AI is so difficult to apply in finance

The past decade has seen a revolution in the field of artificial intelligence stemming from advancements in machine learning, deep learning and computer architecture.

August 29, 2021

Propping up the Saudi SME sector is now a national priority

Until recently, when the SME sector became an important element in the economic diversification plan of Vision 2030 programs, small and medium-sized enterprises faced various internal and external constraints.

August 28, 2021