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Banks to watch in 2013, Bank Nizwa

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. Established in 2013, following a directive authorising Islamic institutions in Oman, Bank Nizwa is the country's first standalone Islamic bank and one to watch in 2013.

Banks to watch in 2013, Bank of Inner Mongolia

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. China-based Bank of Inner Mongolia was one of the fastest movers in The Banker’s Top 1000 rankings in 2012, and its most recent published figures suggest this growth will continue, making it one to watch in 2013.

Banks to watch in 2013, Corpbanca

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. Chile-based Corpbanca made a daring move into Colombia in 2012, making it one to watch in 2013.

Banks to watch in 2013, EFG Hermes

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. Following its 2012 merger with Qatari investment bank QInvest, Egypt-based EFG Hermes will be a bank to watch in 2013.

Banks to watch in 2013, Fidor Bank

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. German-based Fidor Bank has been selected for its forward-thinking business model, which is based on Web 2.0 and social media, e-commerce, games and mobile internet.

Banks to watch in 2013, Odea Bank

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. A new entrant to the Turkish market Odea Bank – a subsidiary of Lebanon’s Bank Audi – has set an ambitious target to become one of the top 15 banks in Turkey by the end of 2017, making it one to watch over the next few years.

Banks to watch in 2013, Silicon Valley Bank

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. US-based Silicon Valley Bank's launch of its full-service bank in London, targeting what it calls innovation companies, makes it one to watch.

Banks to watch in 2013, Tameer Bank

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. Pakistan-based Tameer Bank has been selected for its mobile banking service, which is one of the first successful mobile banking schemes to employ a bank-led, commercially driven model.

State bail outs are still with us

January 28, 2013

While regulation says that bondholders should be the ones to lose out when banks fail, the reality is that such write-downs are rarely forced.

Central banks' many shades of independence

January 28, 2013

Debate is raging over the ideal degree of separation between governments and central banks.

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