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Oman’s banks well placed to manage political transition

January 14, 2020

After five decades of relative stability, Oman has a new sultan, posing interesting questions about the country’s future direction.

Saudi Aramco IPO breaks the mould in more ways than one

January 2, 2020

The listing of giant oil company Saudi Aramco broke several records and quadrupled the market capitalisation of Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange. 

Pakistan’s banks continue to struggle

December 17, 2019

Much like Pakistan’s economy as whole, performance at its banks has been lacklustre.

Signs of life for Angola’s economy

December 10, 2019

As Angola makes tentative steps towards a stronger economy, improvements in asset quality are still needed at its banks. Marie Kemplay reports.

Israel’s banks hold steady despite political upheaval

December 3, 2019

While there may be high drama in Israel’s politics, recent years have seen a steady performance from its banks. 

NPL levels may stymie European banking union

December 2, 2019

There remains further work to be done on reducing Europe’s NPL levels, particularly if progress is to be made on completing banking union in Europe. 

Positive signs for Colombia’s banks

November 12, 2019

The IMF is continuing to forecast healthy economic growth for Colombia, in contrast to many of its neighbours. Will this provide fertile ground for the country’s banks? Marie Kemplay reports.

Asia leads investment banking fee growth over decade

September 2, 2019

In the past decade, banks in Asia have seen the most aggressive growth in investment banking fees, followed by those in the US. Meanwhile, Europe lags behind, as Kat Van Hoof reports.

Wave of African bank consolidation reduces systemic risk

July 11, 2019

Bank consolidation in sub-Saharan Africa is in full swing. Large and stable banks are growing steadily as a result, while many small and inefficient banks are disappearing. 

Top 1000 World Banks - China overtakes western Europe in soundness stakes

June 30, 2019

As western Europe drops from first place in the light of a lower capital adequacy ratio, China improved its soundness by the largest margin. 

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