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CEE banks continue to defy worst of pandemic

August 24, 2021

Having strengthened balance sheets prior to the pandemic, central and eastern Europe’s banks have weathered the storm well. 

SOE exposure underpins capital buffers at Uzbek banks

August 23, 2021

Tier 1 capital at Asaka Bank and Agrobank rose last year, although it dipped at National Bank of Uzbekistan.

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Arab banks’ performance is evidence of pandemic damage

August 23, 2021

An overview of the key findings in this year’s Top 100 Arab Banks ranking.

Steadfast government support behind loan growth at Slovenian banks

August 20, 2021

Gross total loans picked up at leading lenders last year while NPLs dipped.

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A brisk first half for US leveraged finance markets

August 19, 2021

US leveraged loans activity increased considerably in the first half of 2021 and the rate of high-yield issuance remains rapid. 

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Digital banking surge bodes well for Azerbaijani banks’ fees

August 18, 2021

In the first half of 2021, the volume of internet banking transfers increased by 58.5% compared with the first half of 2020.

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Zambia’s new president prioritises economic recovery

August 17, 2021

Hakainde Hichilema hopes to stabilise the economy with an IMF bailout and encourage foreign investment.

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Argentina’s volatile outlook adds to bank challenges

August 16, 2021

Return on equity at the country’s leading lenders has fluctuated in recent years due to a volatile economic environment.

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Norway’s banks in good shape as economic outlook brightens

August 13, 2021

The central bank is widely expected to start raising rates at its meeting in September.

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Steady Guatemalan banks navigate Covid-19 fallout

August 12, 2021

The country’s largest banks have sufficient capital to absorb larger credit losses resulting from the pandemic.

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