• Saudi Budget 2018: Heading in the right direction

    2 January 2018

    Here’s a quick analysis on the Saudi budget statement that I wrote for the Arab Bankers Association website.

    Click here to see the analysis

  • 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


Recent Developments in Saudi banking

Here is an article that I wrote for Arab Banker (of which I am editor) on recent developments in Saudi banking. It includes statistical tables.
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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

Egypt and the IMF: A long way to go

Here is an article I wrote for the Arab Banker about developments in the Egyptian economy since the IMF agreement in late 2016. Lots of statistics here too.
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