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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.

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.

Sustainable finance bond issuance soars in 2019

January 27, 2020

There was a significant increase in bonds issued with environmental or social objectives attached in 2019.

Turkey’s banks under pressure to increase lending

January 21, 2020

Following a difficult 18 months, there are hopes that Turkey’s economic performance may start to improve and its banks may increase lending. 

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.

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