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New bill puts Romania’s mortgage lenders under pressure

July 20, 2016
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At the end of April, Romania’s parliament approved a bill allowing borrowers to walk away from their mortgage debts. The Banker looks at mortgage holdings of the largest banks in the country.  

London top IFC for inward and outward FDI

July 1, 2016

London edges out Singapore for inward FDI among IFCs, and is way out in front for outward investment.

Top 1000 World Banks - Global share of profits

June 29, 2016
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Asia-Pacific's share of global profits dips under 50% for first time since 2012.

London retains western Europe FDI lead

June 1, 2016

Powerhouse London is still on top for western European financial FDI, but Barcelona is a big climber and Glasgow and Trieste are on the rise.

Challenger banks rise to the challenge

May 11, 2016
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Loans and deposits are growing at challenger banks while they shrink at larger lenders

Slovenian banks return to profitability

May 5, 2016

 

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After five years of losses, the Slovenian banking sector is back in the black.

Bad loans on the up at largest Chinese banks

May 3, 2016
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What are the holdings of non-performing loans at China’s largest banks?

Bratislava and Moscow on top for financial FDI in CEE

May 2, 2016

Bratislava and Moscow top financial services FDI tables in a generally muted investment environment in central and eastern Europe.

Top 100 central and eastern Europe EU banks ranking

Top 100 central and eastern Europe EU banks ranking: Tier 1 capital ebbs as dollar strengthens

May 1, 2016

Bulgarian lenders bucked the trend as Tier 1 capital contracted in most of central and eastern Europe, while Czech institutions retained their status as most profitable banks in the region.

The Banker’s Best Emerging Markets for Banking ranking: South America soars in inaugural list

May 1, 2016

The Banker’s Best Emerging Markets for Banking ranking, which analyses the largest 100 developing countries for ease of banking, sees South American nations leading the way, while those in Africa and Europe lag behind.

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