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Top 1000 World Banks - BRICs bounce back

July 11, 2017
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 Last year saw a reversal of fortune for the Brazilian and Russian economies, helping their banks to stage a comeback

Paris extends European lead for IFC assets

July 3, 2017

Paris remains the largest IFC in western Europe by assets, extending its lead over its rivals, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Apac remains most profitable region

July 3, 2017
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North American banks are gradually chipping away at Asia-Pacific's dominance

Top 1000 World Banks - Western Europe weakens as Asia surge continues

July 3, 2017

While Asia-Pacific, western Europe and North America continue to account for 90% of the Tier 1 capital in the Top 1000, Asia is continuing to eat into western Europe's share. Brian Caplen reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Brazil's banks weather twin storms to stay in front

July 3, 2017

The recession and corruption scandal that have engulfed Brazil have failed the knock its banks off course, as they continue to dominate the Latin America and Caribbean ranking. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Little change but capital improves in North America

July 3, 2017

US banks retain their top nine places in the North American regional rankings with little movement, although capitalisation has increased. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - China overcomes obstacles to lead efficiency rankings

July 3, 2017

Emerging market banks have put in an impressive performance in this year’s cost-to-income ratio ranking, which highlights how efficient they have been. China dominates with Russian and Brazilian names following closely, while the US is conspicuous by its absence. Silvia Pavoni reports.

How will First Abu Dhabi Bank reshape the Middle East?

June 1, 2017
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The merger of National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank has created the Middle East’s second largest lender. Danielle Myles looks at what each brings to the combined entity, and how this changes the regional banking landscape.

Asia on top in emerging markets FDI

June 1, 2017

Asia dominates the list of inward and outward financial services FDI in emerging markets, but Middle Eastern centres have gained a greater presence in the latter, writes Silvia Pavoni.

European banking’s shrinking asset base

May 30, 2017
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Statistics collected by the Bank for International Settlements reveals the difference between the state of European and North American banking. Danielle Myles reports.

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