• 2016 GCC Banks Listing and Ratios

    2 September 2016

    Here is my listing of the summary financials and performance ratios of the 75 active GCC commercial banks. The summary financials show end-2015, end-2014 and end-2012, and the ratios refer to 2015 and 2014.

    Click here to see the listing

  • Iranian Bank Survey, February 2016

    2 February 2016

    Here is Darien Analytics 2016 survey of Iranian banks. It contains statistics on 26 individual banks and on the banking system as a whole, comparisons with other regional banking systems, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities that Iranian banks will face in the years ahead.

    Click here to read the 2016 report

    Click here to read a report on Iranian banks we wrote in 2012

  • Risk Management and Compliance for Islamic Banks

    8 September 2016

    This is a briefing that I wrote for the Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions on recent trends in banks’ risk management and compliance practices, with particular reference to how they can be applied in Islamic Banks.

    Click here to read the report


Decline of Correspondent Banking

Here is an article I wrote for the Arab Banker (of which I am editor) on the decline of correspondent banking relationships and how it is affecting emerging markets.
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Analysis of the Syrian Banking System

Here are two of my analyses of the Syrian banking system. Vol2 No3 focuses on banking activity during the crisis and Vol2 No 4 estimates the cost of recapitalising the state-owned banks.
Click here to read Vol2 No3
Click here to read Vol2 No4

Moroccan banks: More good news

The Moroccan banking system is not as well known as it should be. It is well regulated, healthy, and interesting things are happening there. Here is an overview of the Moroccan banking system, including statistics for the big banks, that I wrote for the Arab Banker magazine in September 2015.
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