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Interest rate absurdity

Interest rates in Brazil are extremely high, easily reaching triple digits – last time I checked, the third largest bank in Brazil offered me the equivalent of USD 20,000 for a modest rate of 121% per year. 184 more words

Development Economics

BANKS’ SHARE OF LBP-DENOMINATED DEBT AT 33.6% IN OCTOBER 2017

The share of Lebanese banks of LBP-denominated public debt fell to 33.6% in October 2017, with that of the non-banking sector also dropping to 14.8%, while the share of Banque Du Liban expanded to 51.6%. 34 more words

Weekly Market Watch

COMMERCIAL BANKS' ASSETS AT $216 BILLION IN OCTOBER 2017

Lebanon ranked 105th among 149 covered countries in Legatum Institute’s overall Prosperity Index, positioning 10th in the MENA region.

Find out more in the attached Credit Libanais Market Watch, issue No.578 for the week ended December 8, 2017. 16 more words

Weekly Market Watch

Making the case for the small banks to have the same capital rules as the Big Six

At the best of times the issue of bank capital seems to be a minefield and a topic understood by few.

At the worst of times, like when trying to introduce rules to try and ensure we avoid another global financial crisis, the topic becomes even more esoteric. 546 more words

FP Street

LEBANON RANKS 5TH IN THE ARAB WORLD IN THE 2015 INDEX OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM

Lebanon ranked 5th in the Arab world in Fraser Institute’s Index of Economic Freedom with an index score of 7.6 in 2015, compared to 7.7 a year before. 33 more words

Weekly Market Watch

Bureau to stop banks from attaching borrowers' property

A good number of people have lost their property to banks because of failure to fully understand the terms of payment, not until it’s too late. 303 more words

Economy

Fitch Ratings: CEE expected to continue solid economic growth momentum

Fitch Ratings: “The banking sector outlooks in central and eastern Europe (CEE) in 2018 are stable, helped by solid economic momentum and wage growth, low unemployment, acceleration in EU fund disbursements and a growth upswing among eurozone trading partners, Fitch Ratings says. 267 more words

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