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Middle East Insight 2020

November 22, 2019
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Central bank governor seeks to keep Nigeria on steady path

November 1, 2019

Nigeria’s central bank governor discusses moves to encourage greater private sector lending and a push towards a cashless economy.

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Al Rajhi CEO looks to continue diversification drive

November 1, 2019

Al Rajhi CEO Stefano Bertamini talks about growth areas at the bank, including high take-up of its mobile app.

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Kenyan central bank governor wants a more customer-centric focus

November 1, 2019

In the face of cooling growth predictions, Kenya's central bank governor talks to John Everington about the deeper changes being made to the country's banking system.

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The Banker's Top Islamic Financial Institutions – 2019

November 1, 2019

The Banker’s 2019 Top Islamic Financial Institutions rankings show overall asset growth in the sector, with regions such as Asia booming and others, such as Africa, holding plenty of unbanked potential. 

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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. 

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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? 

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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.

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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

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