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Wave of African bank consolidation reduces systemic risk

July 11, 2019

Bank consolidation in sub-Saharan Africa is in full swing. Large and stable banks are growing steadily as a result, while many small and inefficient banks are disappearing. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Profits divided

July 9, 2019
Share of profits

In a year of haves and have-nots, Asian banks took the biggest beating, fronted by an overall pre-tax profit decline in both China and Japan.

London tops IFC list for green bond trading

July 2, 2019

London leads the way for the issuance of green bonds, trading $5.74bn in the first quarter of 2019, followed by Dublin and Luxembourg. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - The evolution of Chinese banks' assets and profits

July 1, 2019
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Assets at Chinese institutions may have grown enormously, but the US crushes China when it comes to pre-tax profit growth.

Top 1000 World Banks - China overtakes western Europe in soundness stakes

June 30, 2019

As western Europe drops from first place in the light of a lower capital adequacy ratio, China improved its soundness by the largest margin. 

Top 1000 World Banks - United National maintains stellar ROA performance

June 30, 2019

United National Corporation of the US tops the return on assets ranking. Regionally, Africa performs well, but Japan and China are stagnant.

Top 1000 World Banks - Russia's Otkritie highest mover after big turnaround

June 30, 2019

Russian bank Otkritie leads the highest movers table, a year after topping the biggest losses table. 

How has the US-China trade war affected financial services FDI?

June 3, 2019

US investment into mainland China has all but dried up as the trade war heats up. 

Solar energy investments heating up for European banks

May 31, 2019

Banks in Europe have been going big on green investments over the past two years, as a report by Moody's shows.

GCC Islamic banks growth poised for revival

May 10, 2019

Asset growth is likely to accelerate in 2019-20 for GCC Islamic banks after a difficult 2018.

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