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Not all European periphery banks are addicted to the ECB

September 1, 2011

As the creation of a European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) hits political obstacles, European Central Bank (ECB) funding remains crucial for banks in the troubled eurozone periphery. Click here to read more.

Bank profitability returning to pre-crisis levels

August 5, 2011

This year’s Top 1000 World Bank ranking shows that the banking sector’s profits are returning to pre-crisis levels, with Asia-Pacific leading the way. Click here to read more.

Average Tier 1 growth in 2010

July 29, 2011

The Top 1000 World Banks ranking shows Tier 1 levels increasing and highlights the growing strength of banks in Asia-Pacific. Click here to read more.

Exposed to Italy

July 19, 2011

The European Banking Authority stress test highlights banks' huge holdings of Italian debt. Click here to read more.

Should Basel III worry more about risk weighting?

June 1, 2011

Are Tier 1 ratios a good measure of leverage? Click here to read more.

UK lending lags while loan write-offs rise

May 23, 2011

UK banks still face big loan write-offs. Click here to read more.

Lloyds forced to rethink provisions

May 12, 2011


Lloyds Q1 results suggest the bank was too optimistic in 2010. Click here to read more.

US banks' lending levels begin to recover

May 5, 2011

Fed data suggests that US banks' lending levels are back to pre-crisis levels. Click here to find out.

Boom and bust in CIS banking

April 21, 2011

The huge increase in bank capital for the largest markets in the Commonwealth of Independent States has not always been sustainable. Click here to see more.

Who is the most exposed to Spain?

April 13, 2011

With some predicting that Spain might ultimately be forced to go to the EU for a bailout, which country has the biggest exposure to Spanish public or private sector debt?

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