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Deposits rebounding at Uruguayan banks

November 10, 2021

Gross total deposits at the two largest banks in Uruguay have increased 10-11% over the past five years.

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Political uncertainty weighs on Sri Lankan banks’ profits

November 9, 2021

Pre-tax profits at three of the four largest banks in the country have been falling since 2017.

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NPLs on the rise at Honduran banks

November 8, 2021

Banco de Occidente Honduras, the fourth-largest bank in the country by assets and Tier 1 capital, saw its bad loans ratio rise to 8.6% in 2020.

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Mongolian banks’ ROE continues bumpy ride

November 5, 2021

The country’s economy is heavily dependent on commodities, leaving the banking sector susceptible to fluctuations in commodity prices.

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Kuwaiti banks’ ROA hit by oil price drop

November 4, 2021

National Bank of Kuwait, the largest bank in the country, saw return on assets fall to 0.87% in 2020.

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Pandemic slows financial services FDI into Australia

November 3, 2021

Financial services and fintech investment surged in 2019, but the onset of Covid-19 led to a drop-off in projects in 2020.  

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Tier 1 capital steadily rises at biggest Canadian banks

November 2, 2021

Toronto Dominion Bank, the country’s largest bank by assets, saw its holdings of core capital increase by 41% between 2016 and 2020.

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The Banker’s Top Islamic Financial Institutions 2021

November 1, 2021

The Banker's 2021 Top Islamic Financial Institutions ranking highlights a resilient sector across the globe.

Pandemic hits pre-tax profits at Bahrain’s banks

October 29, 2021

Two of the four largest lenders in the Gulf country posted a loss last year.

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Diverging paths of NPLs at Jordanian banks

October 28, 2021

Arab Bank, the country’s largest lender, saw bad loans increase to 6.8% of its total loan book in 2020, while Jordan Islamic Bank, the fourth-largest bank by assets, saw its NPL ratio drop to 2.6%.

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