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UAE banks unveil $1.9bn rescue package for indebted SMEs

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A $1.91bn private sector initiative will help the region’s struggling SMEs, and perhaps some bank balance sheets. 

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France’s biggest five lenders

September 19, 2016

Paris has been unapologetic about its desire to lure London bankers after Brexit. Danielle Myles looks at the home-grown lenders best-placed to benefit.

Foreign exchange rises in the East according to BIS report

September 12, 2016
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The latest global foreign exchange survey reveals the rise of Asia’s trading centres and the knock-on effects of China opening up. Danielle Myles analyses the findings. 

Is Germany primed for a round of banking consolidation?

September 5, 2016
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The CEO of Deutsche Bank has called for consolidation in Germany's banking sector, but which lenders would be in a position to absorb others?

The toll of Abenomics on Japanese banking

September 1, 2016

Considered the birthplace of quantitative easing, Japan is a testing ground for the unconventional monetary policies being adopted by central banks around the world. Danielle Myles looks at how its banks are faring. 

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Top 250 EU banks: assets down, profits up

September 1, 2016

The euro’s continuing fall against the dollar held back the major players in the EU, but Austria made a startling comeback and there was further good news from Romania and Croatia.

Paris leads western European IFCs by bank profits

September 1, 2016

The French capital is thriving, but profitability is on the wane in many of its rival cities, reports Silvia Pavoni.

India at the crossroads

August 30, 2016
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The RBI’s incoming governor Urjit Patel inherits a well-capitalised sector with a growing NPL problem.

Banks primed for Argentina’s turnaround

August 23, 2016
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With strong capital levels and minimal NPLs, local lenders can support Argentina’s economic revival, reports Danielle Myles.

Italian NPLs pass their peak

August 10, 2016
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 NPLs are causing headaches for Monte dei Paschi di Siena and UBI Banca, but other Italian banks are faring better

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