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Zambian banks rethink traditional route to growth

September 2, 2019

Reforms and a large unbanked rural population are behind new strategies at Zambia’s otherwise stable banks. 

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Will Zambia resort to IMF deal?

September 2, 2019

Zambia is beset with problems stemming from the commodities price drop, the effects of a severe drought and rampant public spending. But is an IMF loan the solution? 

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Arab Bank chief looks to diversification and digitalisation

September 2, 2019

Jordan-headquartered Arab Bank is optimistic it can build on its profitability and growth record, despite regional pressures. Chief executive Nemeh Sabbagh talks to John Everington about the bank’s outlook and challenges

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Zambia CBG seeks salvation in rates and banking changes

September 2, 2019

As Zambia experiences weak credit growth and stubborn inflation, the country’s central bank governor talks to The Banker about its recovery strategy.

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Indonesia CBG seeks digital route to increasing GDP growth

September 2, 2019

Indonesia’s central bank governor predicts a bright future for the country on the back of solid monetary policies and increased infrastructure expenditure. 

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Azerbaijan's banks emerge from the dark

September 2, 2019

A troublesome few years have hit Azerbaijan's banking sector hard but now its banks are emerging in better shape. Peter McGill assesses the challenges they are facing.

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Azerbaijan enjoys a Sofaz success story

September 2, 2019

The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan is one of the country's success stories, and ranks 28th largest among the world's sovereign wealth funds, having diversified into equities, gold and property. Peter McGill reports.

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Azerbaijan thinks again on make-up of economy

September 2, 2019

In the past few years, Azerbaijan has endeavoured to reconstruct its tattered economy, with sectoral diversity being one area explored.

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Kapital Bank’s path to digitalisation

August 29, 2019

Nahid Zeynalov, deputy chairman of the board and chief information officer at Azerbaijan-based lender Kapital Bank, explains the bank’s vision for its digital transformation and how state-backed technological development initiatives are benefiting the wider Azerbaijani banking sector and the country as a whole.

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Funding Asian trade

August 23, 2019

Manufacturing patterns in Asia are seeing a long-term shift away from China towards its neighbouring countries. The Banker assesses the implications of this. 

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