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Kyrgyzstan's banks: suffering from growing pains?

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Kyrgyzstan’s banks are trying to expand their customer base, but will this impact upon their performance?

Asean capital markets integration: around the corner?

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As the Association of South-east Asian Nations enters the last year in the run-up to its planned economic integration, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia are on track to harmonise their capital markets, while others are dragging their feet.

Indonesia and Philippines make headway

Top 100 Asean banks ranking, 2015: Indonesia and Philippines make headway

There might not be much movement among the top positions in this year’s Top 100 Association of South-East Asian Nations Banks ranking, but Filipino lenders are on the rise, while Indonesia’s banks boast the highest returns. 

Shanghai leads Asian FDI ranking

Shanghai leads Asian FDI ranking

Shanghai is the top destination for foreign investment in the financial services sector, while Tokyo is the largest investor abroad.

UK banks' 2014 results show lenders going back to basics

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As the UK's big four lenders release their 2014 results, Matthew Karwacki reports on the insights that these figures offer into the lender's business models. 

How Azerbaijan kept up its economic ascent

For more than a decade, Azerbaijan’s economy has enjoyed unbridled growth. On the 15th anniversary of it becoming one of the Asian Development Bank's member states, The Banker takes an in-depth look at its success story.  

São Paulo top destination for finance FDI

São Paulo once again received the most foreign direct investment in the whole of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014, while Caracas topped the tables for outward investment.

Top Central American banks ranking

Top 100 Central American banks ranking: Colombian-owned banks loosen their grip

While BAC Panama remained in top position, other Colombian-owned lenders fared less well in the Top 100 Central American Banks ranking, leaving the way open for Panamanian, Costa Rican and Guatemalan banks to make up ground.

Squeezing income: the impact of QE on interest income

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Quantitative easing, the long-awaited European Central Bank initiative, has finally arrived. The programme might spell narrower interest margins for European banks, but Deutsche Bank and Rabobank have both managed to increase their net interest incomes. 

Evaluating funding of Greek banks

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The stand-off between Greece and the rest of the eurozone over the terms of the country’s bail-out raises uncertainty over local banks’ funding ability. With a troubling combination of low deposits and likely shortfalls in European Central Bank funding,The Banker looks at how they might cope. 

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