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Banking & Finance

China pumps cash into banks in a bid to accelerate growth
The move followed data on Tuesday that showed the world’s second-largest economy grew 7.4 per cent last year, the weakest rate since China was hit by sanctions in 1990 after the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
Emirates NBD — holding the banking fort
Outlook for the UAE banks in 2015 remains very favourable, says Shayne Nelson
Emirates NBD’s profit surges 58% in ’14 on strong growth
Bank’s Q4 profit jumps 82%, reclassifies Dubai World loans
Mashreq unveils DSF offers for its cardholders
This DSF, Mashreq cardholders get rewarded with a guaranteed break at the UAE’s most popular holiday resort.
DIB picks arrangers for potential Tier 1 sukuk
Oil and gas production account for nearly half of economic output in the six Gulf Cooperation Council nations, some three-quarters of exports, and an even higher ratio of state revenues.
UAE can withstand bearish oil market
Robust growth in non-oil sector to benefit banks: Al Qemzi
What next for Londonium and Barclays?
I would highlight Barclays as a UK bank that will outperform in 2015 and love its distressed valuations at 0.84 times book value, 7.6 times earnings and a dividend yield of 4.2 per cent.
The bullish case for Credit Suisse
While the world notices the global witch hunt against Swiss banking secrecy, I notice the fact that Credit Suisse’s balance sheet is 150 per cent of the Swiss GDP and its loan book is 41 per cent of the Swiss GDP.
Turkey bank hikes forex reserve requirements
Banks will now be required to keep 18 per cent of their foreign currency liabilities of up to a year’s maturity on hand to provision for potential losses, an increase from 13 per cent.
ICICI Bank develops first digital village in Gujarat
Everything is digitised in the hamlet — from opening an account to sale of goods to purchase of products including milk from the vendor or grocery stores.
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