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The Banker's Top Islamic GCC Banks ranking 2020: Saudis dominate a healthy picture

March 4, 2020

The Banker's Top Islamic GCC Banks ranking shows that despite uncertainty over the future of oil revenues, the region's Islamic banks continue to chalk up impressive numbers. 

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Will CFA franc renaming bring small change to west Africa?

February 10, 2020

The move to rename the CFA franc the 'eco' has been broadly welcomed. But what will the repercussions be throughout west Africa? 

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South Sudan finance minister hails fragile peace

January 31, 2020

South Sudan’s minister for finance and economic planning tells The Banker about the economic benefits of peace.

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Angola finance minister seeks return to stability

January 24, 2020

Angola’s finance minister talks to John Everington about debt reduction, fighting corruption and the country’s quest for diversification.

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Robert Mogielnicki: the grim outlook for Iran’s economy

January 2, 2020

Stagflation and high unemployment have led Iran to raise fuel prices – resulting in violent protests. But while US sanctions are not helping, Iran must tackle serious economic reforms, says the resident scholar of the Arab Gulf States Institute.

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Gulf states gear up to establish fintech ecosystems

January 2, 2020

The Arabian Gulf is lagging other regions when it comes to embracing fintech but now its countries are formulating strategies to launch hubs of their own. 

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Sudan finance minister formulates plan for economic renaissance

January 2, 2020

Sudan’s finance minister talks to The Banker about how he intends to bring the highly indebted country’s finances back to normality, repair international relations and lift the population out of poverty. 

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Ecobank CEO looks to a more connected Africa

December 2, 2019

Ecobank’s group CEO, Ade Ayeyemi, talks to The Banker about his priorities, which include climate change initiatives and digital developments.

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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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