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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? 

Saudi Aramco IPO breaks the mould in more ways than one

January 2, 2020

The listing of giant oil company Saudi Aramco broke several records and quadrupled the market capitalisation of Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange. 

Pakistan’s banks continue to struggle

December 17, 2019

Much like Pakistan’s economy as whole, performance at its banks has been lacklustre.

Signs of life for Angola’s economy

December 10, 2019

As Angola makes tentative steps towards a stronger economy, improvements in asset quality are still needed at its banks. Marie Kemplay reports.

Israel’s banks hold steady despite political upheaval

December 3, 2019

While there may be high drama in Israel’s politics, recent years have seen a steady performance from its banks. 

NPL levels may stymie European banking union

December 2, 2019

There remains further work to be done on reducing Europe’s NPL levels, particularly if progress is to be made on completing banking union in Europe. 

Positive signs for Colombia’s banks

November 12, 2019

The IMF is continuing to forecast healthy economic growth for Colombia, in contrast to many of its neighbours. Will this provide fertile ground for the country’s banks? Marie Kemplay reports.

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