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FICC and equities sales and trading perform strongly despite Covid-19 disruption

August 26, 2020

Fixed income, commodities and currency revenues had their best first half since 2012. 

Irish banks struggling with profitability

August 25, 2020

Ireland’s banks were facing headwinds, even before Covid-19 disruption. 

Can Japan’s banks ride out the economic storm?

August 18, 2020

Japan has suffered a record drop in gross domestic product, but so far is bearing up better than other advanced economies. 

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China’s smaller banks emerge as star performers

August 7, 2020

While China boasts many of the world’s biggest banks by Tier 1 capital, a deeper dive into performance metrics shows that it is often the country’s smaller banks that perform better.

Social bonds see bumper first half year

July 29, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly shifted market dynamics for sustainable finance bond issuance. 

Can Costa Rica tackle its debt problems?

July 21, 2020

President Alvarado hopes package of cuts will help put country on a more secure economic footing.

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Can Spain’s banks withstand another crisis?

July 10, 2020

As Covid-19 batters its economy, we look at asset quality of country’s top lenders.

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Banks brace for bruising loan costs

July 3, 2020

Major banks in Europe, Japan and the US anticipate large bad loan losses in the next year.

Western Europe sees drop in global share of banking profits

July 2, 2020
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Region sees a 2.22 percentage point drop in its share of global net income in the Top 1000 World Banks results.

NCB and Samba merger would create new Middle East megabank

June 30, 2020

Proposed union would create the Middle East’s third-largest lender by assets.

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