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Riad Salame teaser

Lebanon central banker looks to defy political and economic pressure

October 1, 2019

Lebanon's veteran central banker Riad Salame talks to The Banker about interest rates, bank compliance and consolidation in the country's financial sector. 

Fintech Africa teaser

How fintech is revolutionising African banking

October 1, 2019

Technology's impact on Africa is well documented, but with rule changes in giant markets such as Nigeria enabling further incursions, how will incumbent banks react? 

QNB teaser

The Banker's Top 100 Arab Banks ranking 2019: QNB back on top

September 2, 2019

Gulf banks dominate The Banker's Top 100 Arab Banks ranking on the back of a wave of mergers, with north African lenders faring less well.

Nemeh Sabbagh teaser

Arab Bank chief looks to diversification and digitalisation

September 2, 2019

Jordan-headquartered Arab Bank is optimistic it can build on its profitability and growth record, despite regional pressures. Chief executive Nemeh Sabbagh talks to John Everington about the bank’s outlook and challenges

Mozambique gas teaser

Mozambique pins hopes on gas transformation

August 1, 2019

Mozambique has endured a difficult few years, but major developments in its gas industry provide hope of better times to come.

Mozambique’s bourse takes a giant step with hydropower listing

August 1, 2019

The Maputo stock exchange hopes HCB’s listing will be a turning point for the country’s wider economy. 

BCI teaser

Mozambique’s banking sector regains stability

August 1, 2019

Recovering from a currency collapse and the IMF’s withdrawal has given Mozambique’s banks a challenging few years.

Top 1000 World Banks - South African banks still dominate but slip globally

July 1, 2019

Standard Bank remains the largest bank in Africa by Tier 1 capital and its South African peers round out the top four, but the country's travails have caused their global positions to drop.

Top 1000 World Banks - QNB returns to the top of Middle East table

July 1, 2019

In spite of Qatar's blockade by some of its Middle Eastern neighbours, Qatar National Bank has regained its position as the biggest bank in the region by Tier 1 capital.

Top 1000 World Banks 2019

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