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Portugal’s banks turn a corner

November 30, 2015
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Lower provisions and a resurgent economy are helping Portuguese banks to become profitable again

Are foreign banks in Hungary back in profit?

November 25, 2015

Buoyed by an improving economy and more business-friendly regulation, foreign banks in Hungary could become profitable once more.

Spanish banks share in New World ills

November 18, 2015



Spanish banks looked to Latin America to bolster their profits during the domestic financial crisis, but this could change as the region faces troubles of its own.  

Repo markets on the wane

November 12, 2015

With mounting regulation and the collateral drying up, activity in the repo market, the main avenue for short-term financing on Wall Street, is continuing its free-fall. 

Foreign banks in Russia hold up in the recession

November 9, 2015

Analysts feared that European banks in Russia would suffer as the economy took a downturn but in fact they have fared better than expected.

Sovereign debt weighs on Sweden’s banks

November 3, 2015

With capital now required for government bond holdings in Sweden, The Banker looks at the sovereign debt exposure at the country’s top four banks.

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

October 29, 2015

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

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
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

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