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Oil windfall brings temporary respite for Kuwait’s economic challenges

March 29, 2022

Kuwait’s economic challenges remain as entrenched as ever, even as higher oil prices are set to wipe out the country’s deficit.

Anne-Christine Champion

Natixis CIB looks forward with strong foundations for growth

March 29, 2022

Anne-Christine Champion outlines the corporate and investment bank’s plans for diversification and transformation.

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Sri Lanka’s game plan for recovery

March 28, 2022

In the face of the worst debt crisis in decades, the government is taking action and reaching out to international donor agencies for assistance.  

Dante Mossi

Central America’s sustainable recovery

March 28, 2022

Dr Dante Mossi, executive president of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei), talks to Joy Macknight about how it is helping the region’s farmers and small producers reactivate and transform their businesses to ensure a sustainable future.

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International banks feel the pain from Russian sanctions

March 25, 2022

How can banks learn from this experience to be better prepared for future geopolitical conflicts?

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Kuwait stands at the dawn of a new digital banking era

March 25, 2022

While Kuwait’s fintech sector remains tiny compared with its Gulf neighbours, the country has taken big strides towards licensing new digital banks.

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Economists' insights on Asia's recovery path

March 25, 2022

As Asian governments ease lockdown measures and reopen borders, a group of regional economists share their thoughts with The Banker on how the region has been affected over the past two years and which sectors are in the most need of additional support for recovery. 


Spain’s banks ponder organic growth versus M&As

March 24, 2022

An aggressive process of M&A activity among Spanish banks has radically reshaped the country’s financial services map. But now lenders are focused on expanding organically, although some believe further consolidation remains a viable option. 

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Egypt's lenders shrug off the impact of Covid

March 24, 2022

The country’s strong economic growth has attracted increased interest from foreign lenders, with new digital finance regulations unleashing a fintech boom.

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Egypt braces for economic impact of Ukraine war

March 21, 2022

Egypt has been one of the world’s best performing economies during the pandemic. Yet the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may prove costly to food prices and tourism.

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