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Quantitative easing, the long-awaited European Central Bank initiative, has finally arrived. The programme might spell narrower interest margins for European banks, but Deutsche Bank and Rabobank have both managed to increase their net interest incomes.
The stand-off between Greece and the rest of the eurozone over the terms of the country’s bail-out raises uncertainty over local banks’ funding ability. With a troubling combination of low deposits and likely shortfalls in European Central Bank funding,The Banker looks at how they might cope.
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Tinkoff Credit Systems leads the ranking of Russian banks by returns on assets by quite some distance.
The Basel Committee is consulting on whether to put a floor under banks’ use of internal models to calculate capital ratios.
Argentina and Venezuela have the lowest impairment rates in Latin America, but this does not reflect healthy economic conditions.
Russia has been a key profit driver for several Western European banks and the slide in the rouble will have a significant impact.
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