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Foreign exchange rises in the East according to BIS report

September 12, 2016
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The latest global foreign exchange survey reveals the rise of Asia’s trading centres and the knock-on effects of China opening up. Danielle Myles analyses the findings. 

Is Germany primed for a round of banking consolidation?

September 5, 2016
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The CEO of Deutsche Bank has called for consolidation in Germany's banking sector, but which lenders would be in a position to absorb others?

The toll of Abenomics on Japanese banking

September 1, 2016

Considered the birthplace of quantitative easing, Japan is a testing ground for the unconventional monetary policies being adopted by central banks around the world. Danielle Myles looks at how its banks are faring. 

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Top 250 EU banks: assets down, profits up

September 1, 2016

The euro’s continuing fall against the dollar held back the major players in the EU, but Austria made a startling comeback and there was further good news from Romania and Croatia.

Paris leads western European IFCs by bank profits

September 1, 2016

The French capital is thriving, but profitability is on the wane in many of its rival cities, reports Silvia Pavoni.

India at the crossroads

August 30, 2016
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The RBI’s incoming governor Urjit Patel inherits a well-capitalised sector with a growing NPL problem.

Banks primed for Argentina’s turnaround

August 23, 2016
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With strong capital levels and minimal NPLs, local lenders can support Argentina’s economic revival, reports Danielle Myles.

Italian NPLs pass their peak

August 10, 2016
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 NPLs are causing headaches for Monte dei Paschi di Siena and UBI Banca, but other Italian banks are faring better

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Top 50 Caricom Banks ranking 2016: growth plateaus while profits rise in the Caribbean

August 1, 2016

Caribbean lenders still face challenges to growth, as shown in The Banker's Top 50 Caricom Banks ranking for 2016, but many have turned the corner in terms of profits. 

Beijing leads Chinese charge at top of IFC assets ranking

August 1, 2016

Beijing confirms its dominance of the list of largest financial centres by banking assets, ahead of five more Chinese cities in the top 50.

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