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Can Canada’s banks build on their strong start to the year?

April 30, 2021

The country’s banks have performed well in the first three months of the fiscal year, but questions remain over whether this can be maintained. 

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Global M&A volumes enjoy bumper start to the year

April 26, 2021

Record merger and acquisition volumes in first quarter of 2021 bear out predictions of robust market activity continuing.

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A fresh start for Ecuador and its banks?

April 19, 2021

Markets have reacted favourably to election of Guillermo Lasso as country's new president. 

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Sweden’s digital revolution driving financial services investment

April 16, 2021

The Nordic country’s efforts to become a cashless society has encouraged foreign investment.

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Saxo Bank Group crowned best-performing Nordic bank

April 14, 2021

The Banker’s 2021 Nordic Banks ranking highlights impressive results across the region. 

Return of tourists provides welcome boost to Nepal's banks

April 13, 2021

Authorities face a delicate balancing act supporting an economy heavily reliant on tourism while keeping Covid-19 under control.

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Investment banking sees highest earnings in a decade

April 1, 2021

Leading industry index records significant year-on-year revenue growth for world’s largest investment banks in 2020. 

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South African banks grapple with record low interest rates

March 30, 2021

South African Reserve Bank has held rates at record low following 7% GDP contraction in 2020. How will move affect bank profitability? 

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Morgan Stanley crowned best-performing US bank

March 25, 2021

Bank topped US rankings in growth, profitability and return-on-risk last year, according to latest data. 

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Financial services FDI to South Africa surges despite pandemic

March 22, 2021

Total financial services capital investment into South Africa rose 41% last year, while Nigeria saw a 57% drop.

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