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Indonesia’s five biggest banks

August 15, 2017

South-east Asia’s biggest economy is also its most promising. Data collected by The Banker reveals how its lenders are helping drive this momentum.

Top 1000 World Banks - Middle East weathers the oil crisis

August 8, 2017
Middle East ROE 2017

This year’s rankings suggest the oil price collapse has not had the catastrophic effect on the Middle East's banks that had been predicted

Italy still struggling with NPLs

August 1, 2017

Italy’s financial sector is still plagued by non-performing loans, and impairment charges and provisions are now hitting profits. Danielle Myles reports. 

Mexico attracts most Nafta FDI for financial services

August 1, 2017

Out of the Nafta countries, Mexico attracted the most inward FDI in the financial services sector between June 2016 and May 2017, reports Silvia Pavoni.

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Top 50 Caricom Banks ranking: small lenders lead the growth story

August 1, 2017

While the Caribbean's largest banks have held steady in The Banker's Top 50 rankings, smaller banks further down the table have displayed the most impressive growth, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Top 1000 World Banks - Hiring plateaus

July 25, 2017
Falls in employee numbers

Big European and US banks continue to set the benchmark for cutting headcount, as rising regulatory costs force them to improve efficiencies to boost profits.

Top 1000 World Banks - Leading foreign networks

July 18, 2017
Leading foreign networks

HSBC's 18 foreign-owned subsidiaries remain formidable, with its Hong Kong business twice as profitable as any other FOS in the world

Top 1000 World Banks - BRICs bounce back

July 11, 2017
Bric ROC 2017

 Last year saw a reversal of fortune for the Brazilian and Russian economies, helping their banks to stage a comeback

Paris extends European lead for IFC assets

July 3, 2017

Paris remains the largest IFC in western Europe by assets, extending its lead over its rivals, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Apac remains most profitable region

July 3, 2017
Blank pie

North American banks are gradually chipping away at Asia-Pacific's dominance

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