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Panama shows the way in Top 75 central American banks

March 3, 2010

All but three of the Top 75 central American banks remained in profit last year according to The Banker's ranking, with Panama recording stand-out results.

Stage set for mergers

February 1, 2010

As the central bank of Russia tightens capital requirements, the country's Top 50 banks look set to continue accumulating capital and assets at the expense of smaller players. Writer Philip Alexander

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Top 500 Banking Brands

February 1, 2010

In such volatile times for the financial sector, strong branding is more important than ever. The Banker's Top 500 Banking Brands listing ranks the leading brands. Brian Caplen reports.

Measuring up on the world stage

December 30, 2009

Using hard data to gauge which international finance centres are leading the world, The Banker's ranking tables make for some fascinating - and often surprising - insights. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Rankings show calm before Nigerian storm

November 27, 2009

The Banker's Top 100 African Banks ranking shows Nigerian banks chipping away at the dominance of their South African counterparts, a situation that will look very different once the recent bailouts in the west African country are taken into account. Writer Charlie Corbett

Brazil maintains lead in LatAm listing

October 28, 2009

Although the pre-tax profits of Latin American banks have slipped, Tier 1 capital figures have grown by 14% and Brazil has firmly held onto its regional dominance. Writer Silvia Pavoni

Madrid Financial Centre: Safe and sound despite the crisis

October 5, 2009

Madrid's robust financial business model has enabled the city to survive the global recession relatively unscathed. Now the Spanish capital is looking to leverage its world-class business environment and transport facilities to strengthen its presence in Latin America, says Isabel Martin Castell√°.

London reasserts its leadership

October 5, 2009

London's status as one of the leading financial centres in the world remains undiminished, with top global companies still flocking to the UK capital, says Sir Andrew Cahn, chief executive of UK Trade & Investment.

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Seoul: Rising blue chip of Asia

October 5, 2009

Vision to reality: Yeouido is earmarked to become Asia's leading financial hub

Based on strong economic fundamentals and improving infrastructure, Seoul is gearing up to become a key player in the new global financial paradigm, says Paul Moon, director-general of Seoul's Investment Bureau.

Shift in the balance

October 5, 2009

The threat of an exodus away from today's leading Western financial centres looms as regulators draw up measures to reduce systemic risk, and the appeal of tax havens and expanding Asian centres rises, Writes Silvia Pavoni.

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