Middle East

Technology, strategic alliances to drive retail business in Africa and Middle East

Dubai: Standard Chartered is working on a retail banking strategy for Africa and Middle East region that will be increasingly anchored on smart technologies and strategic alliances with other retail businesses such as telecoms and oil retailers, said Jaydeep Gupta, Regional Head, Retail Banking, Africa and Middle East. “Across Africa, in many markets we don’t need extensive branch networks. Instead ...

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Syria’s White Helmets rescuers will not attend Oscars

AFP Last updated: February 26, 2017 Raed Saleh and fellow White Helmet member Khaled Khatib had been set to attend Sunday’s ceremony in Hollywood, where “The White Helmets” is shortlisted for best short documentary. “After 3days at airport, not allowed to travel to #oscars2017 – had US visa – but passport not accepted. Sad, but important work to do here,” ...

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