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Foreign banks face heavy hit from Russian slump

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Russia has been a key profit driver for several Western European banks and the slide in the rouble will have a significant impact.

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Trading up: Bombay Stock Exchange's growth path

In the recent past, Bombay Stock Exchange has achieved considerable growth both in terms of the volume and diversification of its listings. But, according to its president and CEO, Ashish Kumar Chauhan, the exchange still has a long way to go.

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Eurozone banks beyond the comprehensive assessment

There were few surprises in the outcome of the European Central Bank’s asset quality review and stress test, but the results highlight what still needs to be done.

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Israel's hi-tech ascent

Israel’s impressive ecosystem of hi-tech start-ups is increasingly taking on financial technology, with bold ambitions and an eye to the larger potential offered by the US, Europe and Asia. 

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EBRD president promotes development in north Africa

The president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development talks about the bank’s role in promoting private-sector development in north Africa and the Levant following the Arab Spring. 

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The US's slow journey to faster payments

US consumers may be calling for real-time payments, but progress has been slow, with the industry’s payments evolution only at ‘the end of the beginning’, according to the American Banking Association. 

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Top 100 banks in China: defying the slowdown

Chinese banks are the strongest and most profitable in the world, but they have to deal with a serious economic slowdown.

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Abbey National rides again

Santander's UK operation successfully launched its euro unsecured bond at a time when other banks were looking at covered bonds.

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2014: the year of banks behaving badly

Growing geopolitical risk and the rising toll of misconduct fines overshadowed what should have been a year of strengthening economic recovery.

London leads FDI in western Europe

London leads western Europe's FDI tables, but Dublin's recovery shows promising growth as an international finance centre.

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