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End to PPI woes for banks?

Facing a possible 2018 for payment protection insurance complaints, the banks are looking to wrap-up a costly scandal.  


US derivatives notional value at lowest level since 2008


Swiss franc headache for foreign lenders in Poland

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Exposures and connectivity increase as EU banks simplify balance sheets

Europe’s banks are increasing their interdependence and shedding complex assets, according to the European Banking Authority.

Profit growth grinds to a halt for China’s top banks


Interim results show top Chinese banks heading for a lacklustre year.

Irish banks bounce back


The half-year results for 2015 confirm the recovery of Ireland's lenders. 

The obscured view from Venezuela

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Measuring local bank performance is a challenge when a country relies on four different exchange rates.

Crisis in Greece: the credit impact on south-eastern Europe


The turmoil in Greece is having an impact on financial markets throughout the eurozone, but this impact may be felt greater in its five neighbours where Greek banks have a particularly large presence: Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.

G-SIBs threatened with higher leverage ratio


A higher leverage ratio requirement would prove a challenge to 13 global systematically important banks.

Basel III starts to dominate Top 1000 rankings

Basel compliance in the Top 1000

There has been an important departure in The Banker's methodology for the Top 1000 World Banks ranking this year, owing to the advent of Basel III and its adoption by nearly two-thirds of the banks in the ranking. 

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