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Africa's long-term financing shortfall

July 2, 2019

As a continent, Africa is enjoying improving economic health but strong regional leadership is crucial to attract the long-term financing needed to sustain this growth. 

Top 1000 World Banks - French banks on the rise in western Europe

July 1, 2019

Though the UK's HSBC takes the number one spot in western Europe yet again, it is French banks that are the notable movers further down the ranking.

Top 1000 World Banks - Russian wobbles stall CEE growth

July 1, 2019

Russia's bigger banks saw a drop in Tier 1 capital, which has led to a lowering of the overall figure in the central and eastern Europe region.

Top 1000 World Banks - A global good news story

July 1, 2019

Profits and Tier 1 capital levels are heading in the right direction across the globe, though assets have suffered a slight decline. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Loan-to-deposit ratios paint a positive picture

July 1, 2019

Across all regions, loan-to-deposit ratios are moving in the right direction, with Latin America and the Caribbean making the most impressive progress.

Top 1000 World Banks - Indian lenders dominate NPL and worst profits lists

July 1, 2019

State Savings Bank of Ukraine tops the NPL table but it is Indian lenders who appear to have the most to worry about.

Mazin Al-Nahedh teaser

KFH CEO looks to build on success through technology

June 3, 2019

Mazin Al-Nahedh, chief executive of Kuwait Finance House, talks about outperforming the national economy and the bank’s embrace of technology.

Fransabank teaser

Lebanon’s banks walk a tightrope

June 3, 2019

Lebanon’s banks are keeping their heads above water, but the country’s wider problems continue to pose a risk to its economic future. 

Lebanon Central Bank teaser

Day of reckoning approaches for Lebanon's economy

June 3, 2019

A combination of political paralysis and fiscal crises have brought Lebanon’s economy to its day of reckoning. 

Mohammed El-Kuwaiz teaser

Saudi Arabia's CMA chief looks to keep on pressing for change

May 1, 2019

The chairman of Saudi Arabia’s Capital Markets Authority talks to The Banker. 

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