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Mixed results for Africa’s largest banking sectors

December 3, 2018

South Africa is the profit powerhouse among the Africa’s major banking sectors, with Nigeria close on its heels. However, both Kenya and Egypt saw profits fall in 2017. 

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The Banker's Top 100 CIS Banks ranking: reaping the rewards of recovery

December 3, 2018

The Banker's latest rankings show Commonwealth of Independent States banks continuing to improve after 2015’s slump, with Kazakhstan leading the way. Andrew MacDowall reports.

Shanghai tops ranking for most attractive IFC for FDI

December 3, 2018

Shanghai has beaten Singapore into second place among the world's IFCs in the race to attract the most foreign direct investment, landing more than $1bn. 

Lebanon: the banking sector that could

November 27, 2018
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Despite operating in an environment fraught with difficulties, the top Lebanese banks have been consistently building up their balance sheets for more than 10 years. Joy Macknight reports.

Malaysia’s top five banks in recovery mode

November 13, 2018
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Malaysia’s banks are gradually rebounding, following a few difficult years with plummeting oil prices and a poorly performing currency. Joy Macknight reports.

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The Banker's 2018 Top 200 Latin American Banks ranking: Brazil's biggest retain top spots

November 1, 2018

Shrugging off domestic uncertainties, Brazil's biggest lenders take the first five places in this year's Top 200 Latin American Banks rankings, led by Itaú Unibanco. 

Chinese banks’ profitability under pressure

November 1, 2018

Leading Chinese banks have healthy balance sheets and low costs yet their profitability compares unfavourably with Western counterparts.

Brazil tops Latin America's inward FDI list

November 1, 2018

Latin American and Caribbean IFCs have attracted just a handful of projects in the past year, with Brazil leading the way.

Dominican Republic’s growing bank assets

October 30, 2018
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The Latin American Banking Federation (Felaban) will be meeting in the Dominican Republic in November. The country’s banks are growing their balance sheets; however profitability is on a downward trend. 

Challenges persist for Egyptian lenders

October 23, 2018

Since the revolution in 2011, the top Egyptian banks have been steadily strengthening their balance sheets. However, 2017 was not kind to the country’s two largest banks. 

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