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How will First Abu Dhabi Bank reshape the Middle East?

June 1, 2017
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The merger of National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank has created the Middle East’s second largest lender. Danielle Myles looks at what each brings to the combined entity, and how this changes the regional banking landscape.

Asia on top in emerging markets FDI

June 1, 2017

Asia dominates the list of inward and outward financial services FDI in emerging markets, but Middle Eastern centres have gained a greater presence in the latter, writes Silvia Pavoni.

European banking’s shrinking asset base

May 30, 2017
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Statistics collected by the Bank for International Settlements reveals the difference between the state of European and North American banking. Danielle Myles reports.

Sweden’s Nordea primed for overseas expansion

May 23, 2017
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Nordea, the largest bank in Sweden, is intent on increasing its international footprint. Data collected by The Banker suggests it is ready to broaden its horizons. Danielle Myles reports.

The banks stabilising South Africa

May 16, 2017
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South Africa’s political turmoil will hit its economy, and therefore its banks. But data collected by The Banker suggests the biggest lenders are up to the challenge.

BBVA: the face of Spain’s banking revival?

May 9, 2017
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The Bilbao-headquartered lender has built enviable profit ratios and become an industry-leader in adopting technology. Danielle Myles reports. 

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Top 100 CEE EU Banks ranking: Poland in pole position

May 2, 2017

Currency depreciation took its toll in The Banker's Top Central and Eastern Europe EU Banks rankings, leading to mixed results. Polish banks maintained their lead, with notable success stories coming from Romania and Slovenia. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Istanbul and Moscow lead emerging European IFCs

May 2, 2017

Istanbul attracted the most financial services FDI within the 'emerging Europe' region, while Moscow was the leader for outward FDI.

The banks leading APAC’s ECM resurgence

May 2, 2017
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The latest league tables reveal that US and Japanese underwriters have benefited most from Asia’s thriving equities market. Danielle Myles reports.

The banks to put Chile back on track

April 25, 2017
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Chile’s economy wobbled in 2016, after seven consecutive years of growth. Data collected by The Banker reveals which lenders will power the country through this rough patch. Danielle Myles reports.

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