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Erdogan looks to banks as Turkey teeters into recession

May 1, 2019

With Turkey's economy in a downturn, the interventionist Erdogan government is keen for state and private banks to provide cheaper credit. 

US M&A teaser

Are mergers back in favour in the US?

May 1, 2019

The merger of US mid-sized banks BB&T and SunTrust resulted in an entity of impressive scale and profitability, but will similar sized US banks be rushing to emulate the deal?

Vooma teaser

Tanzania's banking sector returns to stability

May 1, 2019

Poor lending policies and over-exposure to a faltering real estate sector have seen Tanzania's banks experience an uncomfortable past few years. However, they have since managed to correct this situation.

Absa teaser

Will digital banks disrupt South Africa's big five?

May 1, 2019

A quintet of big banks dominate South Africa's banking scene, but this could change as the arrival of several low-cost digital banks triggers competition. 

SABB teaser

Saudi banks prosper as country transitions away from oil

May 1, 2019

Saudi Arabia's banks are getting prepared for the transition to a less oil-dependent economy. 

Emma Navarro teaser

Sustainability must be banks' new priority

May 1, 2019

Climate risks are real and mounting, and it is crucial for the financial community to act together in backing a more sustainable, circular economy, says Emma Navarro of the European Investment Bank. 

Are US banks' glory days under threat?

May 1, 2019

Under the current Republican leadership, US banks have enjoyed some deregulation – but will the Democratic Party pose a threat to this?

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Digital shake-up alters Thailand's banking landscape

April 1, 2019

Digitalisation is shaking up Thailand’s banking landscape, leading to branch closures and a wider gap opening between the 'big five' lenders and the rest. 

Will leveraged corporate loans trigger the next crisis?

April 1, 2019

The leveraged loan market is to be investigated by the Financial Stability Board in case it poses a systemic risk to the global financial system. 

Central Bank of Egypt teaser

Buoyant Egyptian banks target SMEs and unbanked in growth push

April 1, 2019

Egypt's banks enjoy good capital adequacy levels and low loan default rates. Many are eyeing the small business sector and an underbanked populace.

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