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Top 1000 World Banks 2020

July 1, 2020

As economies across the world grapple with the fallout from Covid-19, the resilience of the global financial system is once again being put to the test. Marie Kemplay crunches the numbers to assess the health of the world’s banks going into the pandemic.

Top 1000 World Banks – BTG Pactual proves size isn't everything in Brazil

July 1, 2020

Swift growth allows BTG Pactual to grab top place for overall performance among Brazil’s banks.

Top 1000 World Banks – Duo dominate Colombia's showing

July 1, 2020

Colombia’s best-performing banks face testing times ahead. 

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Major banks in Europe, Japan and the US anticipate large bad loan losses in the next year.

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Regulators ask banks to go easy on forward provisioning

Authorities are giving banks scope to take a softer line on forward provisioning accounting rules, in the hope of preserving capital and the economy. Nonetheless, a sharp rise in bad loans is almost inevitable.

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