The Banker


Bahrain’s banks rebuild after Covid contraction February 22

Bahrain plans fresh economic restructuring as Covid impact dissipates February 22

National Bank of Bahrain embraces digital as it looks to the future March 1

Banque Misr CEO on opportunities for Egyptian banks March 16

Egypt braces for economic impact of Ukraine war March 21

Egypt’s lenders shrug off the impact of Covid March 24

Romanian banks brace for uncertain 2022 April 21

Romania gears up for another challenging year April 27

National Bank of Romania sees opportunities ahead April 29

Rising gas receipts and World Cup influx set to lift Qatari lenders May 26

Gas windfall provides bonus in Qatar’s World Cup year May 27

The rise and rise of Qatar’s Islamic banking sector May 30

A historic year ahead for Croatia, as it gets set to join eurozone July 29

Croatia’s banks to play key role in transition to eurozone July 29

Croatian central bank looks to a eurozone future July 29


UAE banks robust despite challenging environment January 2

Bahrain freezes bank repayments as GDP shrinks March 1

Egypt’s banking industry stays the course April 1

Rebalancing Egypt’s economy from public to private April 1

Turkish banks prepare for turbulence ahead April 22

Bulgaria’s hopes lie in the eurozone April 29

M&A expected in Bulgaria’s banking sector April 29

Bulgarian National Bank governor puts faith in reforms April 29

Qatar’s economy thrives through self-sufficiency May 24

Qatari banks’ digital transformation remains on track May 24

Qatar’s banking sector stands strong in face of pandemic May 24

Austria’s banking sector holds steady September 20

Austrian banks maintain their durability September 20

Austria on path to a greener economy September 20


Mugur Isărescu: three decades of finding the right balance in Romania January 2

Kazakhstan leads CIS ranking while Ukraine enjoys boom year January 2

Bahrain advances with caution February 17

Will coronavirus derail Egypt’s growth March 27

Egyptian banks explore multiple avenues to growth April 1

Ukraine reform agenda takes hit but keeps momentum May 29

Ukraine’s lenders experienced at handling crises May 29

Can Qatar’s self-reliance strategy provide bulwark against crisis? June 5

Deep state pockets underpin Qatari banks resilience June 5

Speedy response should shore up economy, says Qatar’s central bank June 5

Top Islamic Financial Institutions 2020 November 2


Stable, solid, but are Germany’s banks prepared for coming challenges? January 2

AI in Africa: a different kind of intelligence February 1

Will Fiscal Balance Program bring budgetary harmony back to Bahrain? March 1

Bahrain’s banks see a future in fintech March 1

Is Egypt’s tough reform programme paying off? April 1

Buoyant Egyptian banks target SMEs and unbanked in growth push April 1

Egypt’s banking sector narrows the gender gap April 1

Kuwait invests in oil and gas while toeing OPEC line April 1

Will digital banks disrupt South Africa’s big five? May 1

Will elections leave South Africa on the right track? May 1

South Africa CBG looks to build on banks’ resilience May 1

Qatar’s central bank governor hails a resilient economy June 3

Optimism abounds as Qatar enjoys splendid isolation June 3

Qatar’s banks rise above the blockade June 3

DRC makes slow progress in path to financial inclusion June 3

Kosovo’s youthful banks offers fledgling nation stability September 2

Are Romanian banks prepared for an economic slowdown? October 1

Greek banks shore up national recovery though risks remain November 1

Central bank caution tempers Slovenian bank optimism December 2


Russia or the EU: which path will Moldova choose? April 3

Moldova’s banking sector edges towards stability April 3

Kuwait prepares for oil expansion as OPEC deal nears end April 3

Kuwait eyes global Islamic finance hub status April 3

UAE seeks Middle East arbitration hub status May 1

In splendid isolation: how Qatar’s banks are thriving amid a blockade June 1

Qatar finds the silver lining to the trade blockade June 1

Qatar’s central bank governor hails resilient economy August 1

Palestine presses on with banking sector development September 3

Greek banks eye a return to normality November 1


Kuwait’s oil and gas faces an uncertain future April 3

Tripartite Free Trade Area plods along slowly in Africa June 1

Central bank governor steers Qatar through narrower straits June 1

Qatar pursues its non-oil goal June 1

Home or away? Qatari banks look to build on their success June 1

Commercial Bank of Qatar weathers GCC spat and oil price storms November 1

Nigeria edges closer to Islamic banking goal December 1

Fintech and Islamic finance: a mutually beneficial match? December 1


Changing economics shifts Qatari banking landscape June 1

Qatar remains strong in the face of new economic challenges June 1

Qatar’s CBG builds banks’ capital defences June 1

Is the Gulf banking sector set for a wave of consolidation? September 1

Saudi banks’ growth hit by liquidity squeeze September 1

Top 100 Arab Banks: has the oil price slump hurt profits? October 1