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Banks embody Iceland’s turnaround

December 5, 2017
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Nine years after the Nordic island became a symbol of the global financial crisis, its banks have built some of Europe’s plumpest capital cushions. Danielle Myles reports.

Spain dominates European bank M&A

December 1, 2017

The prospect of a tie-up between large European lenders makes it a good time to reflect upon the state of regional bank mergers and acquisitions. Danielle Myles analyses the biggest post-crisis deals. 

Thailand’s e-payment leaders

November 28, 2017
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The central bank has approved five banks’ QR code processes, accelerating the rollout of digital payments throughout the country. Danielle Myles reports.

A health check for Russia’s banks

March 21, 2017
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Data collected by The Banker reveals the capital position of the country’s biggest lenders.

Digital banks to shake up South Korea’s stalwarts

March 14, 2017
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South Korea’s first online-only lenders are expected to launch this year. The Banker data reveals their biggest competition.

The lenders powering Peru

March 7, 2017
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Peru benefits from a stable but highly concentrated banking sector. Data collected by The Banker reveals the major players.

Saudi banks vie for role in Aramco float

February 28, 2017
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Local banks are expected to win work on Saudi Aramco’s IPO. Banker data reveals the leading contenders.

The banks fuelling Poland’s growth

February 17, 2017
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Data collected by The Banker reveals the lenders supporting Poland’s rise to be the financial powerhouse of central and eastern Europe. Danielle Myles reports.

India tackles NPL and capital targets

February 14, 2017
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India’s lenders have started the process of reclassifying impaired assets. Danielle Myles looks at their progress and at those tackling the biggest capital shortfalls. 

New bill puts Romania’s mortgage lenders under pressure

July 20, 2016
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At the end of April, Romania’s parliament approved a bill allowing borrowers to walk away from their mortgage debts. The Banker looks at mortgage holdings of the largest banks in the country.  

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