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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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The Banker's Top 250 EU Banks ranking: Is the capital recovery complete?

September 3, 2018

The Banker’s Top 250 EU Banks ranking shows the resilience of lenders’ capital bases, although profitability is still lacking when viewed in global terms. 

Greece’s top banks: work to be done

August 28, 2018

Exiting the eurozone’s rescue programme does not mean that Greece is out of the woods quite yet: the banks must still deal with their damaged balance sheets. Joy Macknight reports.

Australian banks grilled in misconduct inquiry

August 21, 2018
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Australia’s biggest banks continue to prosper despite legal enquiries. Danielle Myles reports.

The banks battling Turkey’s currency crisis

August 14, 2018
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As fears grow that Turkey is sliding into a full-blown financial crisis, all eyes are on its biggest lenders, Danielle Myles reports.

Global bank profits: a regional snapshot

August 7, 2018

The 2018 Top 1000 Banks rankings reveal a more even distribution of the profits pie.

Pacific Alliance financial services FDI is reborn

August 1, 2018

Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico – the countries belonging to trading bloc the Pacific Alliance – have turned their fortunes around regarding financial services investment. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Top Caricom banks: Trinidad and Tobago sees dip but keeps crown

August 1, 2018

The Banker’s survey of the top 50 Caribbean Community banks shows Trinidad and Tobago lenders leading the way, despite a fall in assets and Tier 1 capital. Silvia Pavoni reports. 

Europe’s shrinking asset base

July 24, 2018
Europe deleveraging 2018

Foreign exchange swings have masked regional lenders’ success in shrinking their balance sheets.

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