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ROA holds up at Brunei banks despite pandemic

September 29, 2021

The recent rise in the oil price bodes well for the country’s financial sector.

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Egyptian banks boost Tier 1 capital

September 28, 2021

Banque Misr saw an 84% increase in Tier 1 capital last year amid a limited economic impact of Covid-19 compared with other countries. 

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HSBC’s lead on French competitors narrows

September 28, 2021

The Banker’s 2021 Top 250 European Banks ranking shows that the industry has withstood the test of the pandemic; however, challenges around profitability remain.

Double whammy hits Omani banks’ ROE

September 27, 2021

The National Bank of Oman saw return on equity fall to 3.4% last year from 9.3% in 2019.

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Maltese banks reel from Covid-19 tourism slump

September 24, 2021

The small Mediterranean country’s reliance on tourism-related activities led pre-tax profits to tumble last year at leading lenders.

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Icelandic banks: a tale of two crises

September 23, 2021

Iceland’s largest banks were re-established in 2008 and rebuilt their holdings of Tier 1 capital ahead of the pandemic.

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Bad loan risks rise at Panamanian banks

September 22, 2021

MMG Bank Panama saw its non-performing loan ratio rise to 12.8% in 2020. 

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French and German banks' fortunes diverge

September 21, 2021

French banks' in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking outperform German rivals. 

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Austria’s banks face up to ROE slump

September 20, 2021

Bank Austria saw return on equity drop from 8.37% to 0.18% year-on-year in 2020.

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Mortgage exposures weigh on Polish banks

September 16, 2021

Poland’s largest bank, PKO Bank Polski, saw pre-tax profits slump 109%.

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