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London tops western Europe FDI tables

The UK capital leads in both inflows and outflows of FDI among western European IFCs, while Madrid, Milan and Dublin show strongly.

Trinidad and Tobago banks ride out oil price hits
From World / Americas

Trinidad and Tobago banks continue to lead Caricom ranking despite oil price hits

Weak economic growth has lowered profitability across the Caribbean Community and Common Market, but the strong Trinidadian banking market and good results elsewhere offer some good news in the region.

why Africans are increasingly investing in Africa
From World / Africa

Home comforts: why Africans are increasingly investing in Africa

Investment into Africa has usually been the preserve of developed world firms seeking extra yield for their portfolios. However, in the past few years more and more money has been poured into African projects by local investors as African wealth increases. 

Greece: faith versus sustainability

Greece and the EU have faith that everything will work out in spite of the country's debt being a long way from sustainable. What does all that mean for the future?

A stock market intervention too far in China?

The intervention of the Chinese government when the country's stock market lost more than one-third of its value in mid-June did not surprise many people, but the timing and manner of the action has disappointed some.

Greece and the eurozone need the IMF to act

The International Monetary Fund has gradually found its voice in the years since its participation in the Greek bail-out of 2010. Now it must go further.

From World / Americas

The obscured view from Venezuela

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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

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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

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

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Natalie Jaresko: steering Ukraine back to economic health

Reform-minded Natalie Jaresko has had a tough baptism in her role as Ukraine's finance minister. However, she is determined to demonstrate the safety of the country's banking sector and show that Ukraine is still an attractive investment destination, as she tells Stefanie Linhardt.

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