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Tax hit masks Wall Street’s stellar year

March 1, 2018

One-time losses caused by new legislation should not detract from otherwise record results from the US’s leading firms. Danielle Myles analyses the data.

The EU’s worst NPL offenders

February 27, 2018
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Countries at the heart of the eurozone crisis still have the worst stockpiles of bad loans, but they are also among the biggest improvers. Danielle Myles reports.

Colombia’s big six banks

February 20, 2018
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Forecasts for economic growth and expanding loan portfolios is good news for Colombia’s banks, as Danielle Myles discovers.

Switzerland still most secretive despite tax pacts

February 13, 2018
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According to a new assessment of financial centres, both the US and Switzerland have become more secret, despite moves to reduce tax evasion, as Danielle Myles reports.

Hungary’s top five banks

February 6, 2018
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Rating upgrades and record profitability in Hungary has kindled optimism for 2018. Danielle Myles reports.

BRICs buck the branch demise trend

February 1, 2018

While customers in the West lament the closure of their high street branches, emerging markets continue to see new openings despite the digital revolution. Danielle Myles analyses the data.

Banks track Egypt’s growth story

January 30, 2018
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Profits at Egypt’s biggest four lenders are on an upward trajectory, and economic forecasts suggest a healthy 2018. Danielle Myles reports.

Taiwan’s homegrown banking leaders

January 23, 2018
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Taiwan is expected to experience a recruitment surge in the coming months, with its banks playing a notable role. The Banker data reveals some of the notable candidates.

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.

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