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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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Optimism abounds as Qatar enjoys splendid isolation

June 3, 2019

Economically blockaded by many of its neighbours, Qatar has continued to enjoy stable economic growth thanks to a series of reforms and a renewed spirit of self-reliance. 

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Qatar’s central bank governor hails a resilient economy

June 3, 2019

The governor of Qatar’s central bank talks to The Banker about how two years of economic blockade has affected the country’s economy.

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South Africa CBG looks to build on banks' resilience

May 1, 2019

The governor of South Africa’s central bank tells The Banker about the challenging position the country finds itself in and the impressive performance of its banking sector.

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Will elections leave South Africa on the right track?

May 1, 2019

South Africa's growth forecast of just over 1% in 2019 is a step in the right direction. But issues of debt, inflation and political corruption are still hindering the country's progress. 

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Will digital banks disrupt South Africa's big five?

May 1, 2019

A quintet of big banks dominate South Africa's banking scene, but this could change as the arrival of several low-cost digital banks triggers competition. 

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Buoyant Egyptian banks target SMEs and unbanked in growth push

April 1, 2019

Egypt's banks enjoy good capital adequacy levels and low loan default rates. Many are eyeing the small business sector and an underbanked populace.

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Is Egypt's tough reform programme paying off?

April 1, 2019

The IMF is ready to launch the next tranche of a $12bn loan package for Egypt, following government attempts to push through economic reforms. 

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Kuwait invests in oil and gas while toeing OPEC line

April 1, 2019

As an OPEC member, Kuwait has agreed on oil production caps and accepted the new normal of low oil prices. The Banker assesses what this means for the country’s ambitions.

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