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Irish banks bounce back

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

Europe needs a proportionate rethink on bank regulation

EU bank regulation should be applied consistently on a proportionate basis that reflects the size and business model of the banks being regulated.

Shadow banking rules prompt gloom in Europe

End-users fear the European Banking Authority’s attempt to control shadow banking via bank exposure limits could backfire.

Japanese banks’ expansion overseas: no place else to go

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Alessandro Foti

Fineco leading Italy's wealth management revolution

Italy's traditionally high savings rates and increasing demand for asset management are playing into the hands of domestic direct bank Fineco. Its CEO, Alessandro Foti, tells Stefanie Linhardt about his company's recent successes in the retail and private wealth management markets.

Hikaru Ogata

Société Générale bulks up in Asia-Pacific

Contrary to many global banks retreating from various businesses in Asia-Pacific, Société Générale is not only staying, but also growing in the region. How is it staying profitable? Stefania Palma asks the lender's Asia-Pacific CEO, Hikaru Ogata.

Tseng Ming-chung

Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission chairman sees reforms starting to pay off

Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission, is seen by many as the bringer of long-awaited deregulation and reform. Two years into his mandate, Mr Tseng gives The Banker an update on his strategy, which is already bearing fruit.

City of London

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. 

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