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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.

Irish banks bounce back

August 24, 2015
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The half-year results for 2015 confirm the recovery of Ireland's lenders. 

The obscured view from Venezuela

July 24, 2015
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Measuring local bank performance is a challenge when a country relies on four different exchange rates.

Crisis in Greece: the credit impact on south-eastern Europe

July 13, 2015
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The turmoil in Greece is having an impact on financial markets throughout the eurozone, but this impact may be felt greater in its five neighbours where Greek banks have a particularly large presence: Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.

G-SIBs threatened with higher leverage ratio

July 2, 2015
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A higher leverage ratio requirement would prove a challenge to 13 global systematically important banks.

Basel III starts to dominate Top 1000 rankings

June 29, 2015
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There has been an important departure in The Banker's methodology for the Top 1000 World Banks ranking this year, owing to the advent of Basel III and its adoption by nearly two-thirds of the banks in the ranking. 

The top five banks in Turkey

June 16, 2015
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With political uncertainty hanging over Turkey following its June general election, The Banker ranks the top five local banks by Tier 1 capital. 

Provisioning in Italian banks: not quick enough

June 9, 2015
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While non-performing loans in Italy are at the historical peak, provisioning coverage is not. 

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