Following a challenging but robust 2015, the UK experienced a turbulent start to 2016. Eyes have been firmly focused on a range of market indicators: from fragile economic growth in China and ongoing weakness in parts of Europe, to oil price and equity market volatility. Added to the ramifications of geopolitical events, many financial institutions have suggested that conditions have echoed the European sovereign debt crisis of 2011 – or possibly even those of the early days of the global financial crisis.
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Corporate StatementJune 17, 2016
Over the past three years, BNY Mellon has assembled the building blocks for the digital transformation of its business. Today, it is putting this work into practice and aims to be a change engine within the financial industry.
Wells Fargo has maintained its lead in The Banker's Top 500 Banking Brands survey, but it is the impressive performance of China's leading lenders, many of which have gained several places in the ranking, that really stands out.
Europe’s equity capital markets picked up in 2013 after three years of declining volumes. Equity bankers are confident that this year will be just as busy, even if supply from Europe’s banks – traditionally the biggest issuers – wanes.
The Russian government is pushing hard for more financing to find its way to the small and medium-sized enterprise sector, but opaque accounts and a shortage of management skills are deterring banks and private equity funds alike.
With private sector credit growth negligible and non-performing loans still high, foreign-owned banks may need to rethink their strategies in Romania.
The exposure of Cypriot banks to the Greek economy has prompted rating downgrades for the country. But with some of the island's banks boasting high liquidity and interest from foreign investors, the long-term prospects look brighter.
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