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In Profile: John Lloyd, Chief Marketing Officer of GoBubble

John Lloyd is a financial markets fintech veteran, leading global marketing at foreign exchange trading platform Traiana, which was sold to ICAP for US$247m over a decade ago. Now, personal tragedy and a keen desire to help others has seen him move away from finance and into education technology with the child-focused digital community platform GoBubble.

Appointments | UniCredit

Cédric Derras, the new head of CIB for MEA, will support a mix of European and GCC clients, as the bank works to strengthen its international network.

Quick actions, helps dull the pain

Bahrain looks set to benefit from its prompt reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and from its investment in economic activity that has become more essential during the global lockdown.

Dentons opens a Dublin office

The leading global law firm is planning to grow rapidly into the Irish market, taking advantage of the country’s growing economy and need for international legal services. 

Kenya boosts its clean energy investment

Following the launch of the Lake Turkana Wind Power project last year, Kenya has moved closer to its goal of 100% renewable energy and has proven its readiness for large-scale infrastructure investments. 

Saudi Aramco raises world’s biggest IPO

Valued at over US$2 trillion, the state-owned Saudi oil giant recently listed 1.5% of its shares. But questions remain about whether the valuation is accurate and how the stock will perform over the longer term.