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Brazilian banks’ rollercoaster ride

October 16, 2018
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Brazil’s banks have been buffeted by political and economic headwinds for years, and stability is unlikely to return soon with a hotly contested election in the offing.

Assets up, profits down for Indonesia

October 9, 2018
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Indonesia's top banks have been building up their balance sheets – but profitability is declining.

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Top 100 Arab Banks: FAB dominates in a transitional year

October 1, 2018

First Abu Dhabi Bank, formed by the merger between the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank, has made history as the first Emirati bank to top The Banker’s Top 100 Arab Banks ranking. Elsewhere, Morocco and Lebanon continue to impress. James King reports.

European banks continue to wield axe on jobs

October 1, 2018

The staffing levels at European banks continue on a downward trend, with Barclays, UniCredit and DNB Group leading the charge. Joy Macknight reports.

Top five South African banks

September 25, 2018

South Africa’s top lenders strengthened their balance sheets in 2017, but are now entangled in a corruption inquiry. Joy Macknight reports.

Top five US banks in 2007 and today

September 18, 2018
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Ten years on from the global financial crisis, what has changed in the US top five banks ranking? One bank disappeared, two experienced a drop in total assets and three boosted their balance sheets. Joy Macknight reports.

Argentinian banks under pressure

September 11, 2018
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Argentina’s ongoing crisis has sparked fears of emerging market contagion. Joy Macknight looks at the state of play of the country’s banks.

Top Canadian banks: strong and stable

September 4, 2018

With the US and Mexico coming to an agreement on the way forward for Nafta, Canada has been left out in the cold. But could Canadian banks weather a trade storm? Joy Macknight reports.

Are central banks hurting interest margins?

September 3, 2018
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While banks say low interest rates hit their bottom line, not everyone – including the IMF – agrees there is a link. Danielle Myles analyses the data.

London keeps global IFC crown ahead of New York – for now

September 3, 2018

London again leads The Banker's annual ranking of international finance centres, though New York has its eye on the top spot.

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