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NZ banks begin lockdown in good health

March 24, 2020

Profitability and capital adequacy measures suggest New Zealand’s banks will begin four weeks of lockdown in a relatively strong position.

How prepared are G7 banks to cope with coronavirus?

March 17, 2020

Banks across the G7 are entering this period of significant turbulence from differing starting positions.

Tough times ahead for India’s private banks?

March 10, 2020

The Indian government’s bail-out of Yes Bank raises broader questions about the health of India’s private banks.

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The Banker's Top Islamic GCC Banks ranking 2020: Saudis dominate a healthy picture

March 4, 2020

The Banker's Top Islamic GCC Banks ranking shows that despite uncertainty over the future of oil revenues, the region's Islamic banks continue to chalk up impressive numbers. 

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Top 1000 World Banks ranking 50th anniversary

March 2, 2020

As The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in our July 2020 issue, editor-in-chief Brian Caplen examines the major trends that have shaped the current banking landscape.

FX trading reaches record volumes in 2019

March 2, 2020

Surveys from the Bank of England and the Bank for International Settlements indicate record FX trading activity in 2019. 

Will Italy fall into recession?

February 25, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy is stoking fears that the Italian economy will see its second consecutive quarter of negative growth.

A moment of hope for Puerto Rico’s economy?

February 18, 2020

Agreement with bondholders to restructure $35bn-worth of debt could mark a turning point for the Caribbean island’s struggling economy.

What will follow Malawi's moment of democratic triumph?

February 11, 2020

Malawi’s judiciary has stood up for democracy, but it is unclear what is in store next for this small east African economy. 

Belarus takes tentative steps westwards

February 4, 2020

Former Soviet state Belarus is continuing its modernisation efforts as it leans away from Russia, as Marie Kemplay reports.

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