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Top 1000 World Banks 2017

July 3, 2017

With capital levels now under control, The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking shows that the global banking sector’s biggest problem is profitability. Emerging market lenders have proven resilient to the commodity crunch and their national crises, but their European rivals are struggling, and there is more than interest rates to blame. By Danielle Myles.

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How the ESM fights fires in the eurozone

June 1, 2017

As managing director of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling has overseen the bulk of financial assistance provided to ailing eurozone countries throughout the sovereign debt crisis. He talks to Danielle Myles about Greece, the health of the EU’s banking sector and the future of the monetary union.

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HSBC debt capital market chiefs cast their net wide

June 1, 2017

HSBC co-heads of debt capital markets Alexi Chan and Jean-Marc Mercier talk to Danielle Myles about successfully deepening the bank’s Asia presence, tapping into China’s panda market, and why the US is its next growth target. 

How will First Abu Dhabi Bank reshape the Middle East?

June 1, 2017
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The merger of National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank has created the Middle East’s second largest lender. Danielle Myles looks at what each brings to the combined entity, and how this changes the regional banking landscape.

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ESMA chair's pursuit of a better single market

June 1, 2017

Steven Maijoor, the chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, talks to Danielle Myles about preventing a post-Brexit regulatory race to the bottom, overhauling the equivalence regime, and the importance of supervisory convergence in building a capital markets union. 

European banking’s shrinking asset base

May 30, 2017
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Statistics collected by the Bank for International Settlements reveals the difference between the state of European and North American banking. Danielle Myles reports.

Sweden’s Nordea primed for overseas expansion

May 23, 2017
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Nordea, the largest bank in Sweden, is intent on increasing its international footprint. Data collected by The Banker suggests it is ready to broaden its horizons. Danielle Myles reports.

The banks stabilising South Africa

May 16, 2017
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South Africa’s political turmoil will hit its economy, and therefore its banks. But data collected by The Banker suggests the biggest lenders are up to the challenge.

BBVA: the face of Spain’s banking revival?

May 9, 2017
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The Bilbao-headquartered lender has built enviable profit ratios and become an industry-leader in adopting technology. Danielle Myles reports. 

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Citi markets and securities chief retains a rare global perspective

May 2, 2017

Citi’s global head of markets and securities services, Paco Ybarra, is a three-decade veteran of the US bank. He talks to Danielle Myles about running a truly global business, the bank’s equities strategy and the truth about the Volcker Rule.

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