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Squeezing income: the impact of QE on interest income

QE teaser

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. 

Evaluating funding of Greek banks

Greek funding

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. 

Beijing leading IFC by banking assets

Beijing tops The Banker's top five international finance centre by banking assets ranking by some margin. 

Top IFCs by banking assets

Top five Russian banks by ROA

Tinkoff Credit Systems leads the ranking of Russian banks by returns on assets by quite some distance. 

Top Russian banks by ROA

G-SIBs at risk from Basel risk floors plan

G-SIBs at risk from Basel risk floors plan

The Basel Committee is consulting on whether to put a floor under banks’ use of internal models to calculate capital ratios.

Panama leads Latam for profitability

Top 10 Latin American banking sectors by return on assets

Argentina and Venezuela have the lowest impairment rates in Latin America, but this does not reflect healthy economic conditions.

Foreign banks face heavy hit from Russian slump

Russian bank subsidiaries teaser

Russia has been a key profit driver for several Western European banks and the slide in the rouble will have a significant impact.

Banco Ripley leads Tier 1 growth in Latin America

Banco Ripley leads Tier 1 growth in Latin America

Chile's Banco Ripley has seen the largest percentage growth in Tier 1 capital in Latin America in the past year.

Argentina and Venezuela lead ROC charge

Top five Latam banks by ROC

The top 10 Latin American banks by return on capital is made up exclusively of lenders from Argentina and Venezuela.

Annual currency depreciation

The changing face of global systemic banks

A third Chinese bank has joined the Financial Stability Board’s list of global systemically important banks, but business models among the group are very different.

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