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Irish banks bounce back

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The half-year results for 2015 confirm the recovery of Ireland's lenders. 

Japanese banks’ expansion overseas: no place else to go

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City of London

London tops western Europe FDI tables

The UK capital leads in both inflows and outflows of FDI among western European IFCs, while Madrid, Milan and Dublin show strongly.

Trinidad and Tobago banks ride out oil price hits

Trinidad and Tobago banks continue to lead Caricom ranking despite oil price hits

Weak economic growth has lowered profitability across the Caribbean Community and Common Market, but the strong Trinidadian banking market and good results elsewhere offer some good news in the region.

The obscured view from Venezuela

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Measuring local bank performance is a challenge when a country relies on four different exchange rates.

Crisis in Greece: the credit impact on south-eastern Europe

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The turmoil in Greece is having an impact on financial markets throughout the eurozone, but this impact may be felt greater in its five neighbours where Greek banks have a particularly large presence: Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.

G-SIBs threatened with higher leverage ratio

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A higher leverage ratio requirement would prove a challenge to 13 global systematically important banks.

Shanghai tops Chinese ranking of finance centres for inward FDI

Shanghai is China’s biggest international financial centre in terms of inflows of foreign direct investment, while Beijing tops the table for outflows.

Basel III starts to dominate Top 1000 rankings

Basel compliance in the Top 1000

There has been an important departure in The Banker's methodology for the Top 1000 World Banks ranking this year, owing to the advent of Basel III and its adoption by nearly two-thirds of the banks in the ranking. 

The top five banks in Turkey

Top 5 ungrouped turkish banks

With political uncertainty hanging over Turkey following its June general election, The Banker ranks the top five local banks by Tier 1 capital. 

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2015

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