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Squeezing income: the impact of QE on interest income

QE teaser

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
Top 100 Russian banks ranking

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.

G-SIBs at risk from Basel risk floors plan

G-SIBs at risk from Basel risk floors plan

The Basel Committee is consulting on whether to put a floor under banks’ use of internal models to calculate capital ratios.

Panama leads Latam for profitability

Top 10 Latin American banking sectors by return on assets

Argentina and Venezuela have the lowest impairment rates in Latin America, but this does not reflect healthy economic conditions.

Top 100 Banks in Africa ranking: Africa continues to outperform

The Banker's 2014 ranking of the top African banks demonstrates why returns in the continent are the highest in the world. Nigeria is realising its potential with average return on capital nearing 25%, while South African banks dominate the top positions in terms of Tier 1 capital. 

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