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Cautious Chinese banks navigate uncertain market

July 3, 2017

China’s banking sector is proving hard to navigate in 2017. The economy is slowing, net interest margins have dropped and banking regulators are cracking down on financial malpractice. Stefania Palma assesses how the country's banks are faring in this challenging environment.

US Treasury plots Dodd-Frank reforms

July 3, 2017

Some policy experts were pleasantly surprised with the US Treasury’s proposals to reform Dodd-Frank, considering them to be thoughtful, and are billing them as a likely road map for the future of the US financial system. By Justin Pugsley.

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Will regulatory crackdown see China emerge from the shadows?

July 3, 2017

Chinese regulators have tightened their grip on the banking sector in an effort to control financial risk, the country’s ballooning shadow banking sector and excessive debt load. Which banks stand a better chance of meeting these tougher requirements? Stefania Palma reports.

China renews interest in Brazilian infrastructure

July 3, 2017

China has confirmed its special relationship with Brazil by providing $15bn of a $20bn joint fund to finance infrastructure in the country. Silvia Pavoni reports on the impact this will have on the troubled Latin American economy.

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How will Brazil emerge from its political drama?

July 3, 2017

From infrastructure to green energy, Brazil offers myriad investment opportunities. However, such opportunities are contingent on the government not crumbling under corruption investigations, it managing to pass unpopular reforms, and it keeping its word on concession rules, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Paris extends European lead for IFC assets

July 3, 2017

Paris remains the largest IFC in western Europe by assets, extending its lead over its rivals, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

China financial risk needs more than a clampdown

July 3, 2017

China is targeting high level officials and wealth management products in its assault on shadow banking. But measures only tackle the supply, not the reasons behind the demand for unregulated financing.

Top 1000 World Banks - Resurgent Russian banks dominate in CEE ranking

July 3, 2017

Russian banks dominate the 2017 central and eastern Europe rankings, with more making it into the Top 1000. And while Ukraine’s State Savings Bank has moved up the list, it is the country’s only bank left in the ranking. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - France defies gloomy western European figures

July 3, 2017

Western Europe is once again lagging other regions, with many banks reducing their capitalisation. The main exception were the French banks, which increased both capitalisation and profits. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Australia ahead in Asia-Pacific as Indonesia rises

July 3, 2017

Two Indonesian banks join the Asia Pacific listings, bumping out Thai and Taiwanese institutions, while ANZ leapfrogs National Australia Bank to take the top slot. Stefania Palma reports.

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