Two new entrants make it onto China's top banks by return on capital ranking, with one of them taking the crown as China's best performing bank by this measure.
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The top four banks in central and eastern European by return on capital are all Russian, with fifth placed Bulgaria-based First Investment Bank the only lender to buck the trend.
Caribbean lenders seem to be finally emerging from a difficult few years, with both aggregate Tier 1 capital and assets rising. Profitability remains largely unchanged, however, with some banks making significant gains while others remain in the red.
Europe’s cities may be on the recovery but it is Beijing that tops the table of most profitable international financial centres worldwide.
With a 32% increase in assets, Venezuela leads the way in this year's top 10 countries by asset growth ranking.
A look at the different pace of losses in five crisis-hit eurozone countries.
Global profits have increased by nearly 25% in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2014.
Trinidad and Tobago finance minister Larry Howai tells Silvia Pavoni about his plans for the country's international finance centre, and explains why its improving legislative framework and educated workforce make the country stand out from its Caribbean peers.
The governor of Trinidad and Tobago's central bank, Jwala Rambarran, has overseen a hectic period in which the country has considerably tightened its supervision procedures, sought to clarify the role of its international finance centre and developed its capital markets. He tells Silvia Pavoni how improving financial inclusion is his next priority.
Trinidad and Tobago’s plans to develop an international finance centre hold great promise, but what hurdles does the country face to achieve its goal?