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Mongolian banks’ ROE continues bumpy ride

November 5, 2021

The country’s economy is heavily dependent on commodities, leaving the banking sector susceptible to fluctuations in commodity prices.

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Kuwaiti banks’ ROA hit by oil price drop

November 4, 2021

National Bank of Kuwait, the largest bank in the country, saw return on assets fall to 0.87% in 2020.

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2022: a tech boom and a greenwashing backlash?

November 3, 2021

Forrester’s annual predictions report forecasts an array of new digital offerings next year and that regulators will get tough on ESG classifications.

Pandemic slows financial services FDI into Australia

November 3, 2021

Financial services and fintech investment surged in 2019, but the onset of Covid-19 led to a drop-off in projects in 2020.  

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Tier 1 capital steadily rises at biggest Canadian banks

November 2, 2021

Toronto Dominion Bank, the country’s largest bank by assets, saw its holdings of core capital increase by 41% between 2016 and 2020.

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Lenders face up to shifts in bank transfer scams

October 29, 2021

Authorised push payment fraud has soared during the pandemic and banks are battling to find solutions.

Pandemic hits pre-tax profits at Bahrain’s banks

October 29, 2021

Two of the four largest lenders in the Gulf country posted a loss last year.

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Diverging paths of NPLs at Jordanian banks

October 28, 2021

Arab Bank, the country’s largest lender, saw bad loans increase to 6.8% of its total loan book in 2020, while Jordan Islamic Bank, the fourth-largest bank by assets, saw its NPL ratio drop to 2.6%.

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India home to rising number of fintech unicorns

October 27, 2021

India’s mobile payments market is forecast to grow 41% annually and be worth more than $2bn by 2024, fuelling a surge in fintech start-ups gaining unicorn status.

ROE at Georgian banks slumps as pandemic bites

October 27, 2021

Return on equity at TBC Bank, the country’s largest lender, almost halved in 2020.

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