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UAE banks remain cautious on lending

January 26, 2022

Protected from the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic by the central bank, UAE's stable banking sector faces asset quality challenges and profitability pressures. Is further M&A on the cards?


UAE's Zand aims to support SMEs

January 25, 2022

On the runway to launch, the CEO of the UAE's new digital-only bank talks about its plans to attract customers in a competitive market.


UAE's competitiveness agenda

January 21, 2022

Already one of the most dynamic economies in the Middle East, the UAE is continuing to pass bold reforms to attract investment and talent from around the world.

Top 1000 World Banks - South African banks keep edge amid tough conditions

January 11, 2022

South African banks kept the top three regional places, with Nigerian and Egyptian banks making an impression.

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Expanding access to financial services in Africa

January 4, 2022

Dare Okoudjou, CEO, MFS Africa, talks to The Banker about the changing agent banking model and the future of mobile banking across the continent.

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Egypt's turn to digital financial services

January 4, 2022

CEO and co-founder of MNT-Halan talks to The Banker about the drivers behind the growth of digital financial services in Egypt.

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AfCFTA: one year on

January 4, 2022

On the first anniversary of the African Continental Free Trade Area, it is important to assess progress made and challenges to still overcome.  


Middle East's improved outlook for 2022

December 23, 2021

Sunil Kaushal, Standard Chartered's regional CEO for Africa and the Middle East, speaks to John Everington about the outlook for GCC economies in 2022, oil market predictions, and the Middle East's growing trade links with Asia.


The Banker’s Top Islamic Financial Institutions 2021

November 1, 2021

The Banker's 2021 Top Islamic Financial Institutions ranking highlights a resilient sector across the globe.

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The Banker’s Top 100 African Banks 2021

October 4, 2021

Nigeria and Egypt make a strong showing in this year’s Top 100 African Banks ranking. 

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