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Rise of subprime auto loans in US

December 4, 2015

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.

Portugal’s banks turn a corner

November 30, 2015
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Lower provisions and a resurgent economy are helping Portuguese banks to become profitable again

Are foreign banks in Hungary back in profit?

November 25, 2015

Buoyed by an improving economy and more business-friendly regulation, foreign banks in Hungary could become profitable once more.

Spanish banks share in New World ills

November 18, 2015



Spanish banks looked to Latin America to bolster their profits during the domestic financial crisis, but this could change as the region faces troubles of its own.  

Repo markets on the wane

November 12, 2015

With mounting regulation and the collateral drying up, activity in the repo market, the main avenue for short-term financing on Wall Street, is continuing its free-fall. 

Foreign banks in Russia hold up in the recession

November 9, 2015

Analysts feared that European banks in Russia would suffer as the economy took a downturn but in fact they have fared better than expected.

Sovereign debt weighs on Sweden’s banks

November 3, 2015

With capital now required for government bond holdings in Sweden, The Banker looks at the sovereign debt exposure at the country’s top four banks.


Top 200 Latin American banks ranking 2015: Argentina and Brazil press on in hard times

November 2, 2015

The Banker’s Top 200 Latin American banks ranking for 2014 sees Brazilian institutions stay on top, while Argentina maintains its status as most profitable, despite mounting challenges. 

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