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Banks embody Iceland’s turnaround

December 5, 2017
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Nine years after the Nordic island became a symbol of the global financial crisis, its banks have built some of Europe’s plumpest capital cushions. Danielle Myles reports.

Spain dominates European bank M&A

December 1, 2017

The prospect of a tie-up between large European lenders makes it a good time to reflect upon the state of regional bank mergers and acquisitions. Danielle Myles analyses the biggest post-crisis deals. 

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Top 100 CIS Banks ranking: a partial comeback

December 1, 2017

Putting currency instability and low oil prices behind them, banks in the Commonwealth of Independent States had a healthier year in 2016. Andrew MacDowall reports.

London leads western Europe for financial services FDI despite Brexit

December 1, 2017

London is still the biggest lure for FDI, but western Europe has lost its appetite for expansion. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Thailand’s e-payment leaders

November 28, 2017
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The central bank has approved five banks’ QR code processes, accelerating the rollout of digital payments throughout the country. Danielle Myles reports.

FirstRand-Aldermore heats up Africa bank battle

November 14, 2017
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A FirstRand-Aldermore deal would bring the South Africa lender closer to the top of The Banker’s regional rankings. Danielle Myles reports.

Catalonia crisis reshapes Spain’s bank sector

November 7, 2017
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The outcome of the region’s disputed independence referendum is still far from clear, but a light has been shone on where Spain’s banking assets are based.

The divide widens in transaction banking

November 1, 2017

The gap between cash management revenues and trade finance stands at its most glaring for seven years, according to figures from data analyst Coalition. Danielle Myles reports.

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Top 200 Latin American Banks 2017: Brazil's banks in defiant mood

November 1, 2017

While Brazil's banks appear to have ridden out the country's recession, lenders from Chile and Argentina also make strong showings in the The Banker's Top 200 Latin American Banks ranking. However, uncertainty around Nafta continues to pose problems in Mexico. Silvia Pavoni reports. 

Nigerian banks stage eurobond comeback

October 31, 2017
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Lenders are helping Nigeria’s return to international capital markets. Data collected by The Banker reveals which of them are leading the way, as Danielle Myles reports.

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