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Irish banks bounce back


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

Japanese banks’ expansion overseas: no place else to go


Asean capital markets integration: around the corner?

Financing Profile teaser

As the Association of South-east Asian Nations enters the last year in the run-up to its planned economic integration, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia are on track to harmonise their capital markets, while others are dragging their feet.

Top 1000 World Banks – Emerging market banks perform strongly once again

As was the case in 2013 Top 1000 World Banks ranking, when it comes to returns on assets, African banks are the stellar performers.

Top 200 Latin American banks ranking 2013: The Brazilian dream team

Brazilian banks lead the way in this ranking of Latin America’s top banks, occupying the top five spots. And Bancolombia has entered the top 10, with an impressive leap in Tier 1 capital.

Asean over 20 years

Asean over 20 years: Indonesia's triumph over adversity

Indonesia's banks suffered heavy setbacks during the 1998 Asian financial crisis, but in the 20 years since, the country's recovery has seen its banking sector outperform the rest of the Association of South-east Asian Nations region.

Foreign owned subsidiaries take root in Latin America

Foreign-owned subsidiaries take root in Latin America

Latin America's buoyant economies are attracting a slew of foreign institutions, with banks from within Latin America itself and from further afield establishing substantial networks across the continent. Unsurprisingly, the largest foreign-owned subsidiary presence is in Brazil, but the large domestic market has quelled Brazilian banks' ambitions elsewhere and it is Colombian lenders that are forging ahead with cross-border acquisitions.

New York tops global IFC rankings again

The gap between New York in first place and London in second has widened in The Banker's IFC rankings, while Amsterdam and Chicago show the greatest improvement on the 2011 list.

TEASER-Banks battle impact of Caribbean economic woes

Banks battle impact of Caribbean economic woes

Growing public debt, falling GDP rates and rising unemployment are casting a shadow over the Caribbean region. Banks are responding by raising capital and many are still delivering good returns.

Hong Kong enjoys FOS appeal

Beijing boasts the highest levels of asset values for IFCs among local players, but it is Hong Kong that ranks top in volumes of foreign-owned subsidiaries' assets, and it remains the go-to Asian financial centre for foreign businesses.

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