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A moment of hope for Puerto Rico’s economy?

February 18, 2020

Agreement with bondholders to restructure $35bn-worth of debt could mark a turning point for the Caribbean island’s struggling economy.

What will follow Malawi's moment of democratic triumph?

February 11, 2020

Malawi’s judiciary has stood up for democracy, but it is unclear what is in store next for this small east African economy. 

Belarus takes tentative steps westwards

February 4, 2020

Former Soviet state Belarus is continuing its modernisation efforts as it leans away from Russia, as Marie Kemplay reports.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2020

February 3, 2020

The world’s top banking brands have faced numerous headwinds in the past 12 months, resulting in a drop in global brand value. 

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Top 50 Russian Banks ranking: a return to stability

February 3, 2020

Putting the age of bailouts behind it, Russia’s banking sector is showing steady – if not stellar – growth, according to The Banker’s Top 50 ranking. 

Sustainable finance bond issuance soars in 2019

January 27, 2020

There was a significant increase in bonds issued with environmental or social objectives attached in 2019.

Turkey’s banks under pressure to increase lending

January 21, 2020

Following a difficult 18 months, there are hopes that Turkey’s economic performance may start to improve and its banks may increase lending. 

Oman’s banks well placed to manage political transition

January 14, 2020

After five decades of relative stability, Oman has a new sultan, posing interesting questions about the country’s future direction.

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Kazakhstan leads CIS ranking while Ukraine enjoys boom year

January 2, 2020

The Banker’s Top 100 CIS Banks ranking shows the region's banks are performing steadily. Though Tier 1 capital growth slowed, return on both assets and capital are on an upward trend.

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The Banker's Best-performing Banks ranking: BRICS countries

January 2, 2020

Which banks across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have performed the best in The Banker’s newly introduced ranking that measures a lender's performance across various key criteria? 

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