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Top 250 EU banks: assets down, profits up

September 1, 2016

The euro’s continuing fall against the dollar held back the major players in the EU, but Austria made a startling comeback and there was further good news from Romania and Croatia.

Paris leads western European IFCs by bank profits

September 1, 2016

The French capital is thriving, but profitability is on the wane in many of its rival cities, reports Silvia Pavoni.

India at the crossroads

August 30, 2016
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The RBI’s incoming governor Urjit Patel inherits a well-capitalised sector with a growing NPL problem.

Banks primed for Argentina’s turnaround

August 23, 2016
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With strong capital levels and minimal NPLs, local lenders can support Argentina’s economic revival, reports Danielle Myles.

Italian NPLs pass their peak

August 10, 2016
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 NPLs are causing headaches for Monte dei Paschi di Siena and UBI Banca, but other Italian banks are faring better

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Top 50 Caricom Banks ranking 2016: growth plateaus while profits rise in the Caribbean

August 1, 2016

Caribbean lenders still face challenges to growth, as shown in The Banker's Top 50 Caricom Banks ranking for 2016, but many have turned the corner in terms of profits. 

Beijing leads Chinese charge at top of IFC assets ranking

August 1, 2016

Beijing confirms its dominance of the list of largest financial centres by banking assets, ahead of five more Chinese cities in the top 50.

New bill puts Romania’s mortgage lenders under pressure

July 20, 2016
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At the end of April, Romania’s parliament approved a bill allowing borrowers to walk away from their mortgage debts. The Banker looks at mortgage holdings of the largest banks in the country.  

London top IFC for inward and outward FDI

July 1, 2016

London edges out Singapore for inward FDI among IFCs, and is way out in front for outward investment.

Top 1000 World Banks - Global share of profits

June 29, 2016
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Asia-Pacific's share of global profits dips under 50% for first time since 2012.

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