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New beginnings for the Cypriot banking sector

September 29, 2021

Forging a regulatory strategy in a time of crisis is not easy, but the Cyprus financial sector has come out stronger and more resilient, says Demetra Kalogerou, chairwoman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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Central banks strive for stability within their legal limitations

September 29, 2021

The Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina has steadied the country’s currency, which has contributed to overall macroeconomic stability, according to the bank's governor, Senad Softić.

Egyptian banks boost Tier 1 capital

September 28, 2021

Banque Misr saw an 84% increase in Tier 1 capital last year amid a limited economic impact of Covid-19 compared with other countries. 

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Client-led digitalisation and advisory the keys to post-pandemic success

September 28, 2021

The era of digitalisation is well and truly here. Banks have been investing heavily in digital innovation for several years, to the point where digitalisation is no longer a differentiator. The devil is in the detail and the key is doing things a little differently, being a little more disruptive. At UniCredit Global Transaction Banking, we provide a comprehensive digital offering, built from the ground up for – and with – our clients, from SMEs to multinationals, to meet their Trade Finance, Cash Management and Working Capital needs. It’s an approach we've doubled down on since the pandemic accelerated the urgent need for effective digitalisation.

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HSBC’s lead on French competitors narrows

September 28, 2021

The Banker’s 2021 Top 250 European Banks ranking shows that the industry has withstood the test of the pandemic; however, challenges around profitability remain.

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Kigali and Lagos added to financial centre index

September 28, 2021

While there was not much change at the top of the 30th edition of the Global Financial Centres Index, two African centres join the ranks for the first time. 

Double whammy hits Omani banks’ ROE

September 27, 2021

The National Bank of Oman saw return on equity fall to 3.4% last year from 9.3% in 2019.

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Fintechs look beyond unicorn status

September 27, 2021

A whole industry has been built around helping Asian fintech start-ups achieve a $1bn valuation.

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Rebuilding the Karabakh region

September 27, 2021

Azerbaijan’s deputy minister of economy Rovshan Najaf talks about redevelopment plans for the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Maltese banks reel from Covid-19 tourism slump

September 24, 2021

The small Mediterranean country’s reliance on tourism-related activities led pre-tax profits to tumble last year at leading lenders.

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