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GCC Islamic banks growth poised for revival

May 10, 2019

Asset growth is likely to accelerate in 2019-20 for GCC Islamic banks after a difficult 2018.

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Dutch central bank embraces emerging technologies

May 1, 2019

Petra Hielkema, director of payments and market infrastructures at the Dutch central bank, talks to Joy Macknight about experimenting with blockchain, supporting fintechs and raising consumer awareness around the Payment Services Directive 2.

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Tanzania CBG looks to tackle NPLs

May 1, 2019

Florens Luoga, the governor of the Bank of Tanzania, tells The Banker about initiatives to arrest NPLs.

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Turkey seeks route out of economic malaise

May 1, 2019

Turkey's economy has fallen into recession, inflation rates are high and concerns are being raised about the president's approach. The Banker assesses the options the country has.

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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. 

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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?

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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.

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Why are investors wary when Tanzania is booming?

May 1, 2019

A robust economy, booming population and favourable geographic location are putting Tanzania on investors' radars. But how friendly is it to foreign investors? 

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Recovering UniCredit makes return to form with bond bonanza

May 1, 2019

UniCredit's restructuring programme has paid off, enabling the Italian bank to return to the market with a handful of regulatory capital deals.

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South Africa CBG looks to build on banks' resilience

May 1, 2019

The governor of South Africa’s central bank tells The Banker about the challenging position the country finds itself in and the impressive performance of its banking sector.

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