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Will coronavirus derail Egypt’s growth?

March 27, 2020

Egypt’s economic trajectory was healthy, but the global coronavirus pandemic might yet check its progress. Kit Gillet reports.

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Bahrain advances with caution

February 17, 2020

Though flat oil prices are having an effect on Bahrain’s economy, the country’s banking sector continues to perform well, in spite of calls for consolidation.

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Mugur Isărescu: three decades of finding the right balance in Romania

January 2, 2020

The world’s longest serving central bank governor looks back on the aftermath of Romania’s 1989 revolution and the 30 years since. He talks to The Banker about his experiences.

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Kazakhstan leads CIS ranking while Ukraine enjoys boom year

January 2, 2020

The Banker’s Top 100 CIS Banks ranking shows the region's banks are performing steadily. Though Tier 1 capital growth slowed, return on both assets and capital are on an upward trend.

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Central bank caution tempers Slovenian bank optimism

December 2, 2019

Slovenia’s central bank is restricting loans, uneasy about an overconfident relaxation of credit standards. 

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Greek banks shore up national recovery though risks remain

November 1, 2019

In the year or so since Greece exited its last bailout programme, the country has made some important strides – but much work remains to be done. 

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Are Romanian banks prepared for an economic slowdown?

October 1, 2019

Having strengthened their balance sheets, Romanian banks are hopeful they can withstand stresses such as an economic slowdown and government plans over tax and pensions. 

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Kosovo’s youthful banks offers fledgling nation stability

September 2, 2019

In the more than 10 years since the country declared its independence, Kosovo's banks have performed admirably in often-difficult conditions. 

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DRC makes slow progress in path to financial inclusion

June 3, 2019

Financial inclusion figures are slowly improving in the DRC, but optimism prevails with regards to making faster progress.

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Qatar's banks rise above the blockade

June 3, 2019

Qatar's economy has continued to perform well during an economic blockade, and its banks have followed suit.

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