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Bermudan banks maintain liquidity despite pandemic

October 7, 2021

The territory’s largest lender, Butterfield Bank, posted a loan-to-deposit ratio of 39% last year.

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Bumpy ride continues for Bolivian banks

October 6, 2021

The country’s largest bank by assets, Banco Mercantil Santa Cruz, saw pre-tax profits slump 60% year-on-year in 2020.

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Moroccan banks take stock of ROE tumble

October 5, 2021

The country’s largest lender, Attijariwafa Bank, saw return on equity drop to 6.8% last year from 12.9% in 2019.

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Vietnamese banking sector's decade of expansion

October 4, 2021

In 2011 Vietnam had just eight banks in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking; this has doubled to 16 in 2021.

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The Banker’s Top 100 African Banks 2021

October 4, 2021

Nigeria and Egypt make a strong showing in this year’s Top 100 African Banks ranking. 

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The Banker’s Top 100 FOS Banks 2021

October 1, 2021

Foreign-owned subsidiaries are proving essential sources of profit for their parent groups.

Rate challenges squeeze interest income at Bangladeshi banks

October 1, 2021

Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh saw net interest income decline 12% year-on-year to $179m in 2020.

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NPLs rising at Indonesian banks amid pandemic

September 30, 2021

Bank Negara Indonesia saw its non-performing loan ratio increase from 2.3% in 2019 to 4.2% last year.

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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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