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Greek banks stabilise after difficult year

March 29, 2016
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After a difficult year, Greece's four largest lenders are now better capitalised and less dependent on external funding, but bad loans remain a problem.

Canadian banks hit by low oil and gas prices

March 11, 2016
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Large Canadian banks are facing a rise in impaired loans – with the exception of TD Bank – because of the oil and gas slump, with Scotiabank having the largest exposure to the sector and the Bank of Montreal the smallest.

London on top in stagnant Europe for inward investment

March 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

São Paulo and Buenos Aires lead for Latam FDI

March 1, 2016

A weakening economy has not deterred inward investment to Brazil’s financial centres, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, while Buenos Aires is the Latin American leader for outward FDI.

 

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Top 100 Central American Banks: Foreign-owned banks tap into Panama’s growth

March 1, 2016

Panama retains its position as one of the best markets for banking in Central America, but success stories can also be found in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

Housing dominates Australian loan books

February 26, 2016
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As banks struggle worldwide, Australian lenders seem a mainstay of stability but they depend heavily on the housing sector.

Additional Tier 1 securities: bringing back the bail-in?

February 24, 2016
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European additional Tier 1 securities have been making the headlines lately, but they are still long way off from a worst-case scenario. 

Bank levy in Poland: in Hungary’s footsteps

February 12, 2016
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Polish lenders are now subject to a bank tax similar to the one introduced by Hungary in 2010. How have Hungarian lenders fared under the highest bank levy in the western world?

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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