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NII continues to grow at Armenian banks

October 20, 2021

At Ardshinbank, the country’s second largest bank by assets, net interest income rose 20% last year.

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The Banker’s Top 200 Latam Banks 2021

October 20, 2021

Banks across Latin America are proving their mettle in very difficult operating environments.

Tier 1 capital jumps at Liechtenstein's banks

October 19, 2021

Low-risk lending to wealthy customers has helped maintain asset quality during the pandemic.

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Philippine banks ramp up impairment provisions

October 18, 2021

Leading banks significantly increased loan impairment provisions last year, ahead of a projected rise in bad loans this year. 

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Double whammy hurts Nigerian banks’ ROE

October 15, 2021

Access Bank, the country’s largest lender by total assets, saw ROE fall from 16% in 2019 to 14.1% in 2020.

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NPL upward trend continues at Kenyan banks

October 14, 2021

KCB Group, the country’s largest lender by Tier 1 capital, saw its non-performing loan ratio rise to 15% in 2020.

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Vision 2030 projects drive Saudi loan growth

October 13, 2021

The country’s two largest banks saw gross total loans increase by about 37% between 2016 and 2020.

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Pandemic pauses financial services jobs boom in Vietnam

October 12, 2021

Riding on wings of strong economic growth, 6750 financial services and fintech jobs were created in Vietnam in 2018. However, momentum slowed in the past two years and has not yet recovered.

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Cambodia’s pre-pandemic boom drives banks’ total assets

October 11, 2021

The south-east Asian country was one of the fastest-growing economies in the world prior to Covid-19.

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Unrest and Covid-19 hits Chilean banks’ ROE

October 8, 2021

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones, the country’s largest lender, saw return on equity drop to 8.2% last year from 10.6% in 2019.

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