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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.  

UK buy-to-let lending nears pre-crisis peak

December 15, 2015
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Buy-to-let lending in Britain is now near its pre-crisis peak. Who is originating these mortgages? 

Banking on negative rates

December 9, 2015
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Negative rates stunt interest income as banks are reluctant to pass the costs onto depositors.

Rise of subprime auto loans in US

December 4, 2015
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The spike in subprime auto lending in the US could cause headaches for less diversified lenders.  

Ranks of correspondent banks grow thinner

December 1, 2015

Correspondent banking remains an important channel for financial flows in the eurozone, but it is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of just a few banks.

New York leads, Toronto gains

December 1, 2015

US financial services may have taken a hit in terms of inward foreign direct investment, but New York banks continue to dominate the rankings.

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