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Unrest in Tunisia adds to pressure on domestic banks

July 28, 2021

Uncertain political situation after president sacks prime minister likely to affect the operating environment for Tunisian banks.

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Global banks step up Hong Kong investment on closer China ties

July 27, 2021

Citigroup, Standard Chartered and HSBC bet that new opportunities in mainland China will outweigh damage to Hong Kong’s status as a global financial centre.

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Saudi Arabian lenders make gains in the Top 1000

July 26, 2021

Gulf country's banks are the main regional gainers in this year’s ranking, as loan books continued to rise healthily.

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UK banks’ outlook steady amid bumpy operating environment

July 23, 2021

Bank profitability forecast to improve in the near term on the back of a decline in provisions after a pandemic-related spike in 2020.

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Serbia’s banks well set for economic rebound

July 22, 2021

The country’s economy is forecast to grow 6% this year on the back of a recovery of consumption and increase in public investments.

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Mid-tier Italian lenders squeezed by limited business models

July 21, 2021

Reliance on net interest income as a key driver of operating revenue could lead to ongoing profitability weakness.

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Allowances for loan losses surge in the US

July 20, 2021

The US saw a 106.1% year-on-year increase in money set aside in case of bad loans, according to the Top 1000 World Banks ranking.

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Latam banks grapple with Covid-19 fallout

July 19, 2021

Leading lenders in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia saw profits slump last year. 

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Profits take a hit at African banks

July 12, 2021

Eight out of the nine African countries represented within the Top 1000 World Banks ranking saw aggregate pre-tax profits decrease year on year.

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China’s strong performance boosts number of Asia-Pacific banks in Top 1000

July 5, 2021

As capital levels at Chinese banks continue to grow significantly, banks from the Asia-Pacific region now make up 385 of the Top 1000 World Banks ranking in 2021.

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