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How would the UK leaving the EU affect the country's banking landscape?

October 29, 2015
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A look at how the UK leaving the EU could profoundly change the country's financial sector.   

UK banks have the largest exposure to emerging markets

October 27, 2015
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UK banks have $878.2bn in claims on developing markets, making them vulnerable to a downturn. 

UK banks prepare for ringfence rule

October 21, 2015

The UK’s largest banks will soon find that most of their business has been placed outside the ringfence. 

Ranks of correspondent banks grow thinner

October 15, 2015
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Correspondent banking remains an important channel for financial flows within the eurozone, but the market is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few institutions

TPP to benefit a third of global economy

October 12, 2015

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.

End to PPI woes for banks?

October 8, 2015

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

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US derivatives notional value at lowest level since 2008

October 5, 2015
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The notional value of derivatives from US market participants dropped to the lowest levels since the financial crisis in the second quarter of this year, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reports.

Swiss franc headache for foreign lenders in Poland

September 24, 2015
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With forced conversions of Swiss-franc denominated mortgages on the way in 2016, The Banker looks at the current make-up of loan portfolios of foreign banks in Poland and assesses who is most at risk.

Exposures and connectivity increase as EU banks simplify balance sheets

September 8, 2015

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

September 4, 2015
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Interim results show top Chinese banks heading for a lacklustre year.

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