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The top five Spanish banks

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As the Spanish banks are seeking to expand with acquisitions abroad, bolstered by recovery at home, The Banker assesses the local top five banks by Tier 1 capital. 

Russian banks: exposure to dollar loans

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While the rapid devaluation of the rouble may have slowed, top Russian banks are still exposed to US dollar-denominated loans.

The top five UK banks

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With the UK general election being held on May 7, The Banker takes a look at the country's banking landscape, ranking the top five UK banks by Tier 1 capital.

Lebanon in stasis

In stasis: Lebanon's economy stifled by Syria and political deadlock

The civil war in bordering Syria and a stagnant political scene have caused Lebanon's economy to grow at a slow pace in recent years. While factors such as the low oil price give some cause for optimism, the prevailing feeling of uncertainty in the country means few see it realising its full potential any time soon.

Implementing reform Ukrainian style

Implementing reform Ukrainian style

Ukraine’s banking crisis extends far further than the country's recent troubles, says James Hydzik, but finally the central bank is cleaning up the sector and bringing banks to heel. 

Top 100 CEE EU banks ranking

Top 100 CEE EU banks ranking: Poland and Czech Republic hold sway

Central and eastern European banks in the EU faced a sluggish 2013, but Poland led the region in terms of growth and the Czech Republic in terms of returns. Baltic banks are also starting to rise to the challenge.

Stable and spreading
From World / Africa / Morocco

Stable and spreading: Morocco's banks make their presence felt

Home to some of Africa's largest banks, Morocco has weathered both the financial crisis and regional political upheaval. Now its financial institutions are beginning to extend their reach into the rest of the continent.

Algerian banks toll as oil prices slide
From World / Africa / Algeria

Algeria's banks toll as oil prices slide

A plunge in oil prices has brought uncertainty to Algeria's banking sector, which is facing declining profitability and tightening liquidity, leading to calls for far-reaching reforms.

Alonso Segura
From World / Americas

Peru's finance minister makes a mobile banking call

Peru's new finance minister, Alonso Segura, is keen to push ahead with plans to diversify the country's economy, reduce informality and finally move banking into the mobile area.

Elvira Nabiullina

Elvira Nabiullina: fortifying Russia's economy

Russia’s central bank governor, Elvira Nabiullina, talks to The Banker about what is being done to address the inflation and devaluation of the rouble and the tools she is using to fortify the country’s economy against external shocks. 

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