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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. 

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.

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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

Greek funding

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. 

Beijing leading IFC by banking assets

Beijing tops The Banker's top five international finance centre by banking assets ranking by some margin. 

Top IFCs by banking assets
Top 500 Banking Brands, 2015

The Top 500 Banking Brands, 2015

Wells Fargo has maintained its lead in The Banker's Top 500 Banking Brands survey, but it is the impressive performance of China's leading lenders, many of which have gained several places in the ranking, that really stands out.

Emerging Asia tops global IFCs

Emerging Asia tops global IFCs

While international financial centres in the Asia-Pacific region boom, Europe is practically at a standstill in terms of the growth of its banking sector.

Top five Russian banks by ROA

Tinkoff Credit Systems leads the ranking of Russian banks by returns on assets by quite some distance. 

Top Russian banks by ROA
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Top 100 Russian banks ranking: Russia's troubles rumble on

Russia's banks endured a tough 2013, as shown by the results in The Banker's Top 100 ranking, with the picture only likely to get bleaker when the impact of a turbulent 2014 is known.

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