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Mortgage boom lifts Saudi lenders

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Saudi lenders continue to advance thanks to economic improvements and government housing initiatives. 

SNB crowned as Middle East’s biggest bank

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Saudi’s new megabank has displaced Qatar National Bank at the top of this year’s regional table.

South Africa’s big winners: Standard Bank and Investec

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Standard Bank retains its status as Africa’s biggest bank, even as rival FirstRand closes in.

Nigeria’s lenders bounce back from challenges

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Zenith Bank held off strong gains by Access Bank to retain its position as Nigeria’s top lender.

Standard Bank’s reign continues as African lenders catch a break

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African lenders regained ground in 2022’s rankings, even as challenges mount in key markets.

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Lebanon’s economic crisis drags on

July 1, 2022

Despite banking reforms, an end to the country’s economic trauma remains a distant prospect.

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Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2022

June 1, 2022

This year’s awards celebrate increased product innovation, digital transformation and the widespread recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, together with the growing intersection between ESG and sharia-compliant financing.


Flutterwave controversy a wake-up call for Nigerian fintech governance

May 30, 2022

Reports are growing of toxic work cultures across Nigeria’s fast-growing fintech sector.

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CAR’s bitcoin currency gambit

May 17, 2022

The central African government’s move to embrace bitcoin highlights the growing importance of cryptocurrencies across the continent, with central banks playing catch up. 

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Oil surge puts Saudi economy in the black

April 29, 2022

Higher oil prices mean a return to budget surplus, even as investment challenges remain.

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