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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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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.

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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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Saudi Arabia celebrates MSCI index inclusion

May 1, 2019

The acceptance of Saudi Arabia's stock exchange into the MSCI Emerging Markets Index marks the progress of its capital markets. 

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Saudi banks prosper as country transitions away from oil

May 1, 2019

Saudi Arabia's banks are getting prepared for the transition to a less oil-dependent economy. 

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Market keeps faith with Saudi commitment to reform

May 1, 2019

As Saudi Arabia moves towards its Vision 2030 goals, the business community remains optimistic that reform is inevitable, if slower than hoped.

The Banker's Top 100 African Banks ranking 2019: a brighter picture

May 1, 2019

African banks enjoyed an improved 2017 on the whole, according to The Banker's Top 100 African Banks ranking.

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