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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.

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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.

The top five banks in Pakistan

Top five banks in Pakistan

The Banker's top banks in Pakistan ranking shows that Habib Bank is the largest bank in the country by Tier 1 capital.

Top five banks in Latin America

Top 5 Latam banks

The Banker's top banks in Latin America ranking shows that Itaú Unibanco is the largest bank in the region by Tier 1 capital.

Positive growth across Islamic industry

Positive growth across Islamic finance industry

Growth was registered across every region in this year's Top Islamic Financial Institutions ranking.

Assessing the vulnerability of Ukrainian banks

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Ukraine has been forced by the conditions of its latest International Monetary Fund loan to conduct a domestic asset quality review. Ahead of this, The Banker assesses the health of the country's banks.

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