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China paytech teaser

China's paytech giants go global

January 2, 2020

China’s tech titans Alipay and WeChat Pay are still little known outside of their home market. This looks set to change as they seek to expand internationally.

Lagarde teaser

A baptism of fire for Lagarde at the ECB

November 1, 2019

New European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde has her work cut out getting consensus on the best way to avoid an economic slump in the euro area. 

Pavel Kallaur teaser

Pavel Kallaur: insulating Belarus from external shocks

October 1, 2019

The chairman of the board at the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus talks about addressing the country’s vulnerability to trade tensions and the fluctuations of the Russian ruble.

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Top 250 EU Banks ranking 2019: a slow growth story

October 1, 2019

The latest Top 250 EU Banks ranking reflects the near-static economic growth rate of the region, though Romania does provide a rare and unexpected success story. 

Africa infra teaser

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.

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