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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.

Sweden’s Nordea primed for overseas expansion

May 23, 2017
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Nordea, the largest bank in Sweden, is intent on increasing its international footprint. Data collected by The Banker suggests it is ready to broaden its horizons. Danielle Myles reports.

The banks stabilising South Africa

May 16, 2017
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South Africa’s political turmoil will hit its economy, and therefore its banks. But data collected by The Banker suggests the biggest lenders are up to the challenge.

BBVA: the face of Spain’s banking revival?

May 9, 2017
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The Bilbao-headquartered lender has built enviable profit ratios and become an industry-leader in adopting technology. Danielle Myles reports. 

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Top 100 CEE EU Banks ranking: Poland in pole position

May 2, 2017

Currency depreciation took its toll in The Banker's Top Central and Eastern Europe EU Banks rankings, leading to mixed results. Polish banks maintained their lead, with notable success stories coming from Romania and Slovenia. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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