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Can Jordan's banks rise to the challenge?

September 1, 2011

A sharply declining growth in GDP, political and social unrest, credit rating downgrades, rising NPL ratios... To say Jordan's banks have faced a testing couple of years would be an understatement. However, there are some causes for optimism.

Staying afloat

Stable but stagnant

November 24, 2010

Jordan's economy was shielded from the worst of the global financial crisis. However, despite this stability, its deposit-rich banks are struggling to ignite the country's lending markets.

M&A shake-up looms in Jordan

February 1, 2010

The impact of the global downturn and tighter regulations imposed by Jordan's central bank looks set to change the future shape of the country's banking sector. Writer Stephen Timewell

Poised for the fast lane

February 1, 2010

Conservative policies and tight banking regulations have given Jordan the stability it needs to foster business confidence. But it remains to be seen how its banking sector will adapt to the leaner, fitter economy. Writer Stephen Timewell

Financial blue skies amid the region’s storms

March 5, 2007

Given its sound financial infrastructure and current economic boom, the surge in Jordanian bank profits looks set to continue. Stephen Timewell reports from Amman.

Focus on governance and consolidation

November 7, 2005

As Jordanian banks report an upturn, more attention is being paid to consolidation, governance and product range in efforts to strengthen the sector, writes Selwa Calderbank, with Jon Marks.

Jordan makes best of it despite regional turmoil

January 5, 2004

Surrounding countries may be in turmoil but Jordan’s banks are laying expansion plans that include Iraq, as Rupert Wright reports from Amman.

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