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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.

Belarusian banks face challenging times ahead

November 30, 2021

The growing humanitarian crisis at the Belarusian border has incurred additional EU sanctions, which will impact the country’s economic recovery.

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Global payments revenues decline by 5%, but show signs of recovery

November 23, 2021

Revenues in 2020 were hit by Covid-19, but not as severely as anticipated and are already showing signs of a bounceback. 


Pandemic slows post-peace deal FDI flurry in Colombia

November 16, 2021

Financial services and fintech investment had picked up following a 2016 pact with left-wing rebel group Farc.

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