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China sees substantial drop in FDI capex

February 1, 2022

Despite attracting the greatest amount of investment dollars in Asia-Pacific over the past five years, foreign direct investment into China’s financial services industry severely contracted in the first 10 months of 2021.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2022

February 1, 2022

While the past two years of operating under pandemic conditions have taken their toll on businesses and the global economy, the world’s biggest banking brands have managed to increase their value. Liz Lumley reports.

Canadian banks see uptick in profits

January 25, 2022

The largest Canadian banks all recorded hefty increases in profits in 2021, buoyed by a mortgage boom and solid macroeconomic environment.

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A blockbuster year for investment banking

January 18, 2022

Last year was a record-breaker for investment banking fees, driven by strong performances across M&A, DCM, ECM and syndicated loans. 

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Germany sees dip in financial services FDI

January 11, 2022

Germany holds onto second place among its western European peers when it comes to the number of foreign investment projects since 2016, but saw a drop in the first 10 months of 2021.  

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The Banker’s Top 250 Asia-Pacific Banks 2022

January 4, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on tourism and trade continues to be felt across Asia-Pacific, hitting the banking sectors' pre-tax profits in several economies. However, the region's banks have seen increases across Tier 1 capital and asset growth.

Pandemic reveals great divide between banking high-performers and laggards

December 21, 2021

Many banks have held up better than expected during the pandemic, but others are falling behind. 

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El Salvador’s boost in fintech FDI due to bitcoin adoption

December 14, 2021

During the first half of 2021, the Central American country saw a significant increase in fintech investment on the back of accepting bitcoin as legal tender. 

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Poland leads in emerging Europe financial services FDI

December 6, 2021

Poland is the top country for foreign direct investment in financial services and fintech projects in eastern Europe, followed by Lithuania and Romania.

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The Banker’s Top 100 CIS Banks 2021

December 1, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic and widespread political turmoil in the region may have taken a toll on the profitability of the lenders included in The Banker’s 2021 Top 100 CIS Banks ranking, but they have managed to increase their assets.

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