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Swiss franc headache for foreign lenders in Poland

September 24, 2015
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With forced conversions of Swiss-franc denominated mortgages on the way in 2016, The Banker looks at the current make-up of loan portfolios of foreign banks in Poland and assesses who is most at risk.

Exposures and connectivity increase as EU banks simplify balance sheets

September 8, 2015

Europe’s banks are increasing their interdependence and shedding complex assets, according to the European Banking Authority.

Profit growth grinds to a halt for China’s top banks

September 4, 2015
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Interim results show top Chinese banks heading for a lacklustre year.

Introducing The Banker's Top 250 Bank Safety Ranking

September 1, 2015

The Banker's Bank Safety Ranking, which analyses the world's largest 250 banks based on characteristics that help identify their financial stability, shows the Gulf states performing well, while the eurozone periphery remains weak.

London stays on top of IFC tree

September 1, 2015

In The Banker's ranking of the world’s international financial centres, London continues to lead over close rival New York, but competitors from China and Japan are rising through the ranks.

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Top 250 EU banks ranking 2015: euro depreciation leaves its mark

September 1, 2015

The latest ranking of EU banks shows balance sheets and capital have shrunk for most on the back of a weakening euro, while Spanish banks managed to increase their profitability and specialised banks emerged with the highest returns. 

Irish banks bounce back

August 24, 2015
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The half-year results for 2015 confirm the recovery of Ireland's lenders. 

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London tops western Europe FDI tables

August 2, 2015

The UK capital leads in both inflows and outflows of FDI among western European IFCs, while Madrid, Milan and Dublin show strongly.

Trinidad and Tobago banks ride out oil price hits

Trinidad and Tobago banks continue to lead Caricom ranking despite oil price hits

August 2, 2015

Weak economic growth has lowered profitability across the Caribbean Community and Common Market, but the strong Trinidadian banking market and good results elsewhere offer some good news in the region.

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