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Morgan Stanley tops ECM rankings

January 16, 2018
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Equity capital markets saw a bumper year in 2017. Annual league tables reveal issuers’ preferred bookrunners.   

Property crash fears tempered by developed country banks' strength

January 2, 2018

Soaring house prices in Sweden, Canada, New Zealand and Australia have sparked warnings about the next real estate crash. Luckily, they have among the world’s most robust banking systems. Danielle Myles analyses the data.

Mexico’s big five banks

January 2, 2018
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With 2018 an election year, Mexico’s economy is coming under scrutiny. Its banks are but one barometer, writes Danielle Myles.

Brazil’s banks reach landmark settlement

December 19, 2017
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The country’s biggest lenders have struck a deal with consumer groups to resolve disputes from three decades ago. Danielle Myles reports.

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.

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