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Angola banks maintain profitability amid hopes of speedier reforms

September 3, 2018

Angola knows it must diversify away from oil and is lucky to have alternative possibilities waiting in the wings. But it is slow going, say the country's banks.

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Angola finance minister forecasts imminent return to growth

September 3, 2018

Angola’s finance minister talks to Peter Wise about diversifying the economy away from oil, tackling a shortage of foreign exchange and lifting economic growth.

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Can Angola’s new business-friendly government kick-start the economy?

September 3, 2018

Change is coming to Angola’s formerly state-focused economy, including anti-corruption and pro-business measures.

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Mohammad Y Al-Hashel: Unlocking Islamic finance’s true potential

September 3, 2018

Islamic finance should have a wider global appeal, writes Kuwait's central bank governor.

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Will Belt and Road project derail Laos economy?

September 3, 2018

Concerns are growing that the Laos-China Railway project will bring more debt than local benefits.

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Can Turkey avoid an economic crisis?

September 3, 2018

Turkey's economy has been hit by a plummeting lira, populist policies from its president and a tariff war with the US. The Banker looks at its prospects.

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What is behind the US's reversal on development finance?

September 3, 2018

In a change of policy, the US administration is modernising its overseas development and foreign aid body.

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AI: the next frontier for Indian banks

September 3, 2018

India's banks have embraced the use of chatbots – some of them bilingual – to handle thousands of customer interactions concurrently.

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The Banker's Top 250 EU Banks ranking: Is the capital recovery complete?

September 3, 2018

The Banker’s Top 250 EU Banks ranking shows the resilience of lenders’ capital bases, although profitability is still lacking when viewed in global terms. 

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What will US policy mean for emerging markets?

September 3, 2018

Changes in US monetary policy are likely to push emerging markets to look for other alliances. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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