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Portugal’s banks in good shape as they brace for economic fallout

May 17, 2022

Resilience gained through the painful post-global financial crisis restructuring has helped Portugal’s banks emerge from the pandemic with stable capital ratios, improved asset quality and ample liquidity.

Mario Centeno

Risk-reduction measures stand Portuguese banking sector in good stead

May 13, 2022

Mário Centeno, governor of Portugal’s central bank and former finance minister, speaks to Peter Wise about the resilience of the Portuguese banking sector and the challenges ahead.

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Pandemic won't derail Portugal, says central banker

June 14, 2021

Portugal’s central bank governor Mário Centeno on the resilience of the country’s economy and the likelihood of bank consolidation.

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Mozambique's banks remain cautious and risk averse

May 18, 2021

The challenging economic and security situation means banks are focusing on remaining robust, resilient and well-capitalised.

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Mozambique's CBG seeks stability in face of uncertain future

May 18, 2021

Rogério Zandamela, governor of the Bank of Mozambique, on the country’s fiscal challenges and the outlook for a post-pandemic recovery. 

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Reforms strengthen Portugal's economy

April 30, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken Portugal’s economy, but the country is in a good position to execute its recovery. 

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Portugal's banking sector ready for the next chapter

April 30, 2021

Portugal is primed to take on the challenges of recovering from its recession, having learned lessons from past crises.

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Angolan banks battle against economic headwinds

October 5, 2020

Despite entering the fifth year of a deep recession, there is hope Angola may be able to claw its way out of the slump.

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Portuguese banks return favour on financial aid

May 27, 2020

Once recipients of a bailout, banks are now part of effort to keep the economy afloat.

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Portugal acts to protect economy from tourism slump

May 27, 2020

Raft of government initiatives seek to boost economy as key tourism sector plummets.

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