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Basel III starts to dominate Top 1000 rankings

June 29, 2015
Basel compliance in the Top 1000

There has been an important departure in The Banker's methodology for the Top 1000 World Banks ranking this year, owing to the advent of Basel III and its adoption by nearly two-thirds of the banks in the ranking. 

EEU integration faces uncertain times

June 24, 2015

The Eurasian Economic Union is an ambitious project at a difficult time.

Islamic bank of the year awards 2015

Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2015

June 1, 2015

The Islamic finance success story shows no signs of abating, with banks in this field continuing to thrive in spite of continuing global economic pressures and social and political unrest in many of its strongholds. We celebrate the industry‚Äôs finest in our Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2015. 

CEE caught between eurozone bulls and Russian bears

May 26, 2015

Countries in central and eastern Europe are being split in terms of their economic outlook, with Russia in deep recession but other countries benefiting from the low oil price. 

Boosting business, African style

May 26, 2015

Regional payments systems will help bolster Africa's developing financial infrastructure.  

Deals of the Year 2015

Deals of the Year 2015

May 5, 2015

In what is mostly still a volatile, unpredictable marketplace, an impressive number of landmark deals have been carried out by banks all over the world in the past 12 months. Here, The Banker recognises the best of them.

Nigeria's election calm: good news for Africa?

April 27, 2015

The smooth transition of power in Nigeria bodes well for better governance across the continent.

Banks and regulators need to catch their breath

April 27, 2015

The banking industry is asking regulators to pause to assess the impact of all reforms undertaken in the post-crisis environment. And not before time.

Banker Opinion

The tricky task of killing off the sovereign risk subsidy

March 20, 2015

The sovereign risk weight subsidy is an obvious target for regulators looking to shore up bank balance sheets, but getting rid of it will be easier said than done. 

Banker Opinion

Change afoot for financing SMEs

March 20, 2015

Policymakers are keen to stimulate more bank financing for small and medium enterprises, but technology is enabling non-banks to fill the gap more effectively.

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