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The Banker’s Top 100 Arab banks 2020

September 1, 2020

Gulf banks looked to consolidate positions via mergers in the Top 100 Arab Banks ranking while Egypt displayed robust profitability. 

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Standard Bank Group CEO on a post-crisis Africa

August 10, 2020

Standard Bank Group chief executive Sim Tshabalala on how the Covid-19 crisis is accelerating the adoption of digital banking services.

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Digital remittances dominate as pandemic hits cash

August 3, 2020

With cash falling out of favour as a result of Covid-19, the global remittances industry has seen a surge in digital transactions, improving the reach of the sector while also lowering costs. 

Top 1000 World Banks – NCB heads pack as Saudi banks hold firm

July 1, 2020

Saudi Arabia’s banks have held their ground for 2020’s Top 1000, despite slumping oil prices. John Everington reports.

Top 1000 World Banks – Zenith extends lead as Nigerian banks rise

July 1, 2020

Nigeria’s top five banks rose the latest ranking and Zenith Bank posted a 16% jump in Tier 1 capital.

Top 1000 World Banks – Standard Bank takes South African and regional laurels

July 1, 2020

Standard Bank came top in Africa as well as South Africa, but lost ground in the Top 1000 ranking.

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Crossroads: where sharia financing meets ESG

June 29, 2020

Tenets of Islamic finance have similar aims to ESG investing and crossover is growing.

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Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2020

June 1, 2020

The Banker’s Islamic Bank of the Year Awards shows a fast-growing sector prior to pandemic. 

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Will oil producers recover from the new shock?

May 26, 2020

Oil exporters have been hit with a double whammy as global demand collapses.

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Saudi development fund's head looks to take on a more active role

April 29, 2020

The head of Saudi Arabia's National Development Fund explains how the fund intends to support national businesses in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.

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