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The Banker’s Top Islamic Financial Institutions 2022

November 3, 2022

Demand for Islamic banking continues to grow across Asia, while Saudi banks reap the benefits of high oil prices and a surging mortgage market.

Dima Djani

Alami looks to tap into Indonesia's Islamic savings boom

October 26, 2022

As appetite for sharia-compliant banking services in Indonesia grows, Alami Sharia chief executive Dima Djani speaks about how the country's Islamic banking sector differs from that of Malaysia and the Middle East.

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Islamic banks struggle to gain ground in the UK

October 24, 2022

Can a focus on digital and a fresh emphasis on ethical finance revitalise the UK's Islamic finance industry?

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South Africa wrestles with inflation as energy sector sputters

October 5, 2022

The continent's most industrialised economy continues to suffer from underinvestment and lingering corruption.

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The Banker’s Top 100 African Banks 2022

October 1, 2022

The continent’s largest banks returned to profitability in 2021, even as growth slowed in Egypt and Morocco, writes John Everington. 

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FATF threat hangs over South Africa’s banking sector

September 30, 2022

The country’s lenders are in rude health, even as the threat of a greylisting by the FATF looms.

David Masondo

South Africa committed to key reforms, says deputy finance minister

September 27, 2022

Deputy finance minister, David Masondo, discusses the overhaul of the country’s ailing energy sector and measures taken to reduce the risk of greylisting by FATF.

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The Banker's Top 100 Arab Banks 2022

August 19, 2022

SNB claims the Arab world’s top spot as post-Covid regional profitability rebounds.

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