Babu Das Augustine
Babu Das Augustine is a Banking Editor of Gulf News. He has a post-graduate degree in Economics from the University of Mysore, India and a diploma in business journalism from the University of Westminster, London. A British Chevening Scholar in financial journalism in 1998 and a banker turned journalist, Babu has more than 23 years of experience in business journalism, and 15 years in the UAE.
Geopolitical risks and opaque reform agenda pose near term risks
Despite the region political risks, real estate ratings in the UAE have largely remained stable
Bank sees huge potential for investment banking business in Saudi and GCC
Third quarter numbers point to gain in profits and decline in impairments
Egyptian non-oil private sector downturn softened in October
Tax evasion is seen coming down while digitisation is expected to gain traction