All articles by Julian Turner

Julian Turner

Dubai’s capital current: What it means for hedge funds

As an independent free zone, DIFC provides an optimal legal and regulatory infrastructure and support for hedge funds seeking access to the MEASA region.

Bahrain leads the way in creating a safe, well-regulated cryptocurrency ecosystem

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance was attracted to Bahrain because of its forward-thinking regulations and abundance of tech talent. Richard Teng, Head of MENA, explains how his company hopes to build on these foundations to grow crypto adoption in the region.

Bahrain’s innovation ecosystem facilitates rapid digital transformation

Forward-thinking financial regulations in Bahrain not only allow fintech innovation to flourish, they are also increasing the sophistication of the country’s financial ecosystem. We meet Shaikh Mohamed Al Khalifa, chief digital growth officer at Batelco, to find out about two of the organisation’s new digital companies that are simplifying financial and communication activities for businesses and consumers.

Digital transformation strategy set to attract leading tech players to Bahrain

Bahrain’s digital transformation strategy builds on the country’s already-strong track record in ICT, which has gained global recognition, as well as its commitment to driver further growth and investment as it establishes itself as a hub for innovation. We meet Dr Khalid Almutawah, deputy CE, operation & governance, Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA), to discuss Bahrain’s digital success stories so far, including its ‘cloud-first’ policy, and how Amazon’s entry into the region could pave the way for other global tech players to follow suit.