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London keeps crown as Europe’s finance capital as Brexit job relocations fall

April 5, 2022

Total planned Brexit-related moves in UK financial services sector drop by almost 60% from peak in 2016. Burhan Khadbai reports.

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Sri Lanka looks for external assistance

April 1, 2022

The Russia–Ukraine war is exacerbating Sri Lanka’s economic woes, while island-wide power cuts and fuel shortages have crippled day-to-day activities.

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Kuwaiti banks bounce back as economy recovers

April 1, 2022

Higher oil prices and an end to most coronavirus restrictions point to a rosy year ahead for local lenders, with new digital entrants set to raise fresh questions about consolidation.

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The Banker’s Top 100 US Banks

April 1, 2022

Strong profitability, soundness, leverage and return-on-risk metrics put Discover Financial Services at the top of our best-performing banks ranking. 

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Sulaiman Al-Marzouq on NBK’s new standalone ‘Weyay’

April 1, 2022

The National Bank of Kuwait’s deputy CEO for Kuwait talks to John Everington about the outlook for the economy and the prospects for public–private partnerships.

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Egypt aims to grow role as African and Middle Eastern trade hub

March 31, 2022

The country’s finance minister on efforts to leverage regional integration efforts.

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Markaz CEO signals the need for Kuwaiti bank consolidation

March 31, 2022

Markaz's CEO Ali H Khalil discusses the importance of Kuwait’s stalled debt law, the outlook for deposits in the banking sector after 2021’s declines and the likelihood of consolidation in the local banking market.

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New Russian sanctions present tricky issues for borrowers and issuers

March 30, 2022

How borrowers and issuers can navigate the exposure risk to recently sanctioned creditors is a difficult question to answer.

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Boubyan Bank on the benefits of digital automation

March 30, 2022

Boubyan Bank is Kuwait’s second-largest bank and the country’s fourth-largest lender overall. Abdul Salam Al Saleh, the bank’s CEO for corporate banking, financial control, treasury and legal affairs, spoke to John Everington about the country’s economic outlook for 2022, the outlook for the local mortgage market and the impact of digital banking.

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Central Bank of Ecuador promotes financial inclusion

March 30, 2022

Guillermo Avellán has been at the helm of the Central Bank of Ecuador since June 2021, implementing a host of changes that the country’s government has been passing to modernise and grow the economy. He spoke to The Banker about deepening financial inclusion and implementing reforms to maintain a solid financial system.

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