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Moroccan banks take stock of ROE tumble

October 5, 2021

The country’s largest lender, Attijariwafa Bank, saw return on equity drop to 6.8% last year from 12.9% in 2019.

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Vietnamese banking sector's decade of expansion

October 4, 2021

In 2011 Vietnam had just eight banks in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking; this has doubled to 16 in 2021.

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Commodities downturn and Covid hit African lenders

October 4, 2021

Nigeria and Egypt make a strong showing in this year’s Top 100 African Banks ranking. 

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A bumper year for Gulf capital markets

October 4, 2021

Equity markets in the Middle East are waking from their slumber as oil prices rise.

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GCC capital markets hope for watershed year

October 4, 2021

After a period of decline and delisting for the region’s exchanges — apart from Saudi Arabia — hopes are now high of a rebound. 

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Africa's pressing need to boost vaccine production

October 1, 2021

The private sector has a defining role to play in ramping up vaccine production across the continent.

Rate challenges squeeze interest income at Bangladeshi banks

October 1, 2021

Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh saw net interest income decline 12% year-on-year to $179m in 2020.

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NPLs rising at Indonesian banks amid pandemic

September 30, 2021

Bank Negara Indonesia saw its non-performing loan ratio increase from 2.3% in 2019 to 4.2% last year.

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Rising demand for ESG banking roles in England and Wales

September 29, 2021

Vacancies are driven by growing demand for environmental consultants, data compliance experts and diversity specialists.

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Banks’ AML travails suggest a tough road ahead for cryptoassets

September 29, 2021

Time will tell as to what extent regulators impose stringent anti-money laundering requirements on cryptocurrency operations.

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