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Belarus takes tentative steps westwards

February 4, 2020

Former Soviet state Belarus is continuing its modernisation efforts as it leans away from Russia, as Marie Kemplay reports.

Sustainable finance bond issuance soars in 2019

January 27, 2020

There was a significant increase in bonds issued with environmental or social objectives attached in 2019.

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Do traditional IPOs have a future?

January 24, 2020

While 2019 may have featured some major initial public offerings, it has also prompted questions about the ongoing viability of the IPO model. 

Turkey’s banks under pressure to increase lending

January 21, 2020

Following a difficult 18 months, there are hopes that Turkey’s economic performance may start to improve and its banks may increase lending. 

Oman’s banks well placed to manage political transition

January 14, 2020

After five decades of relative stability, Oman has a new sultan, posing interesting questions about the country’s future direction.

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Continuing the entrepreneurial spirit at Macquarie

January 2, 2020

Paul Plewman, Macquarie’s CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, explains the importance of empowering the bank’s staff to seek out new opportunities and of playing to its strengths.

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The Banker's Best-performing Banks ranking: BRICS countries

January 2, 2020

Which banks across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have performed the best in The Banker’s newly introduced ranking that measures a lender's performance across various key criteria? 

Saudi Aramco IPO breaks the mould in more ways than one

January 2, 2020

The listing of giant oil company Saudi Aramco broke several records and quadrupled the market capitalisation of Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange. 

Pakistan’s banks continue to struggle

December 17, 2019

Much like Pakistan’s economy as whole, performance at its banks has been lacklustre.

Signs of life for Angola’s economy

December 10, 2019

As Angola makes tentative steps towards a stronger economy, improvements in asset quality are still needed at its banks. Marie Kemplay reports.

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