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Saudi Arabia's SAIB punches above its weight for performance

September 1, 2021

Saudi Investment Bank showed the country’s larger lenders the way on asset quality and return on risk, to take the laurels for best performance. 

Investec outruns its rivals in South Africa

September 1, 2021

Investec topped the South Africa performance rankings and climbed up 63 places in the overall Top 1000 ranking. Its ‘Big Four’ peers fared less well.

First Bank Nigeria bucks trend by increasing Tier 1 capital

September 1, 2021

Nigeria’s banks have had a tough year, as the economy hit a two-decade low. 

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Arab banks’ performance is evidence of pandemic damage

August 23, 2021

An overview of the key findings in this year’s Top 100 Arab Banks ranking.

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A new era for GCC digital banking

August 19, 2021

Digital-only banks in the Gulf Co-operation Council are experiencing a boom.

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Building UAE's blockchain KYC platform

August 13, 2021

Astyanax Kanakakis, chief executive of norbloc, on how its digital onboarding system has simplified the account-opening process.

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Bank Leumi CEO looks ahead to post-Covid growth

July 29, 2021

Hanan Friedman talks about digital strategy in the lockdown age and the opportunities created by the Abraham Accords.

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Geidea on the growth of digital-only financial services in the Gulf

July 15, 2021

Abdullah Al-Othman on the prospects for Saudi Arabia’s first digital-only banks.

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Bank of Palestine CEO predicts brighter future

April 1, 2021

Mahmoud Shawa on the outlook for the territory's economy in 2021.

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Kuwait central bank hopes for swift post-pandemic recovery

April 1, 2021

Central Bank of Kuwait governor Mohammad Al-Hashel talks to John Everington about protecting the banking sector and growing credit amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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