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Asia-Pacific now accounts for more than half of global banking profits

June 29, 2021

China’s banks underpin Asia-Pacific’s profit growth, while North America’s and western Europe’s shares decline, according to the Top 1000 World Banks ranking.

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Pandemic exacerbates profit squeeze at European banks

June 28, 2021

Return on equity and return on capital continue to fall at leading European banks, according to the Top 1000 World Banks ranking.

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FDI targets Mexican fintechs as consumer behaviour begins to shift

June 23, 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, foreign fintech investment created 351 jobs, compared to 27 created in traditional financial services, according to fDi Markets.

Is the SPAC boom over?

June 21, 2021

A wave of special purpose acquisition company deals have helped take the US equity capital and M&A markets to new heights, but there are signs the surge is tailing off. 

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El Salvador’s banks wait for details on bitcoin adoption

June 15, 2021

As the cryptocurrency is made legal tender, questions remain on regulation and links with the financial system.

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UK banking vacancies surge in May

June 9, 2021

IT and compliance roles are in demand, as banks digitalise operations and grapple with the post-Brexit regulatory landscape.

Rebounding economy boosts scaled-down Australian banks

June 7, 2021

The country’s leading banks have endured a tricky period following a series of misconduct cases.

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Exports surge bolsters South Korean banks

June 4, 2021

As growth rebounds, central bank may look at raising rates which could boost bank profits, but add to household debt risks.

Brazil sees surge in account openings among unbanked farmers

May 28, 2021

Covid-19 relief funding has encouraged significant numbers of unbanked Brazilians, including smallholder farmers, to open bank accounts.

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Sustainable loans hit 20% market share in Europe

May 24, 2021

Syndicated loans linked to green or social objectives have dramatically increased their share of the market. 

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