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House price boom exposes New Zealand banks to risks

Today 04:51 pm

Economic risks facing banks in New Zealand are rising because of soaring house prices over the past 12 months.

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China’s regional banks shake up performance ranking

Today 12:24 pm

China’s banking landscape remains dominated by the state-owned banks, although the regional institutions are leading the way. 

Spanish banks plan further branch closures to boost profitability

July 30, 2021

Over the past 10 years, almost 21,000 branches have closed in Spain. By comparison Germany has closed 14,000, while Italy has shuttered 10,000.

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UK deal boosts Nairobi’s position as financial hub

July 29, 2021

Closer ties with the City of London likely to encourage further fintech investment into Kenyan capital. 

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Unrest in Tunisia adds to pressure on domestic banks

July 28, 2021

Uncertain political situation after president sacks prime minister likely to affect the operating environment for Tunisian banks.

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Global banks step up Hong Kong investment on closer China ties

July 27, 2021

Citigroup, Standard Chartered and HSBC bet that new opportunities in mainland China will outweigh damage to Hong Kong’s status as a global financial centre.

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Saudi Arabian lenders make gains in the Top 1000

July 26, 2021

Gulf country's banks are the main regional gainers in this year’s ranking, as loan books continued to rise healthily.

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UK banks’ outlook steady amid bumpy operating environment

July 23, 2021

Bank profitability forecast to improve in the near term on the back of a decline in provisions after a pandemic-related spike in 2020.

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Serbia’s banks well set for economic rebound

July 22, 2021

The country’s economy is forecast to grow 6% this year on the back of a recovery of consumption and increase in public investments.

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Mid-tier Italian lenders squeezed by limited business models

July 21, 2021

Reliance on net interest income as a key driver of operating revenue could lead to ongoing profitability weakness.

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