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Global banks continue to cut jobs

February 2, 2016
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European banks set to implement larger cuts in staff numbers than their peers in the US, although big cuts are expected across the board.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2016

February 1, 2016

Market and currency volatility have shaken up The Banker’s Top 500 Banking Brand rankings. However, the main story of 2016 is the speed at which Chinese banking brands are gaining ground on their US counterparts. Joy Macknight reports.

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Top 100 Russian banks ranking 2016: Screws tighten on Russia’s banks

February 1, 2016

While most large Russian banks have managed to hold onto their position relative to each other, they have all suffered significant falls in Tier 1 capital and profits as they find themselves challenged by currency depreciation and difficult market conditions. Written by Matthew Karwacki, research by Valeria Yakutovich.

London on top in stagnant Europe for inward financial investment

February 1, 2016

London is the top performer in a far-from vintage year for attracting foreign investment to European financial centres, as well as being the leader for outbound investment.

Farewell to the debt valuation adjustment rule

January 26, 2016
Farewell to the debt valuation adjustment rule

The byzantine accounting rule introduced much volatility into the earnings and has finally been repealed by the US Financial Accounting Standards Board.

European banks quicker to cut staff than US lenders

January 14, 2016
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Since the 2008 financial crisis, European banks have shed a significantly higher proportion of their workforce than their counterparts in the US. 

Eurobond issuance soars among EM banks

January 6, 2016
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In emerging markets, bond issuance used to be the preserve of sovereigns, but over the past decade bank activity in the Eurobond markets has ballooned. 

Top 100 African Banks ranking: Egypt emerges

January 4, 2016

Egyptian and Nigerian lenders put in the most notable performances in The Banker's Top 100 African Banks ranking, while South African institutions continue to dominate the upper echelons of the table.

Beijing largest IFC by bank assets

January 4, 2016

Beijing leads the global ranking of international financial centres in terms of assets, but western Europe has the most centres. 

Syndicated loans suffer from commodity woes

December 17, 2015
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The US commodities industry attracted more syndicated lending than nearly any other business in 2014. It also saw the largest rise in bad loans.  

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