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Top 1000 World Banks - Europe continues to grapple with NPLs

July 3, 2017

Western Europe continues to suffer from bad loans, with Greece and Cyprus among the worst affected. Meanwhile, Iran suffered the lowest capital ratio result and Japan’s capital adequacy is deteriorating.

Top 1000 World Banks - LTDs continue on downward trajectory

July 3, 2017

Loan-to-deposit ratios are generally on a downward trend, apart from in Asia Pacific, North America and the Middle East, with most of the world’s biggest banks in the 75% to 100% bracket.

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Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2017

June 1, 2017

The meteoric rise of the Islamic finance industry in recent years has slowed of late, but taken as a whole its growth still outscores that of its conventional counterpart. The Banker recognises the leading Islamic institutions of the past 12 months, each of which has shown innovation and growth in a maturing market. 

Can banks stand out in the cloud?

May 29, 2017

In a rapidly innovating technological world, banks need to follow the lead of the fintechs and embrace cloud computing. If they don't, they risk being left behind.

Africa's free-trade zone: an opportunity too good to miss

May 29, 2017

As protectionist policies find favour around the world, Africa's Tripartite Free Trade Area could buck the trend and give the continent a much-needed shot in the arm. However, there is still much to be agreed upon before it can be implemented.

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Ukreximbank chairman sees reasons for optimism in Ukraine

May 2, 2017

Oleksandr Hrytsenko, chairman of the board of Ukreximbank JSC, explains how the bank is supporting both domestic and foreign businesses in Ukraine as they reposition away from traditional markets. 

Bank M&A: back from the dead?

May 2, 2017

After a moribund few years, M&A deals in Europe’s banking sector look set for a renaissance.

Turkish vote could bode badly for banks

May 2, 2017

The outcome of the Turkish referendum to hand broader powers to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is causing ripples of worry regarding the country's banks.

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