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Asset managers look to Asia as West still stalls

October 3, 2011

As Western markets continue to falter, more and more asset managers are looking to Asia for growth opportunities. This is where Hong Kong – offering a Western business culture within the heart of China – has a significant advantage.

Not all European periphery banks are addicted to the ECB

September 1, 2011

As the creation of a European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) hits political obstacles, European Central Bank (ECB) funding remains crucial for banks in the troubled eurozone periphery. Click here to read more.

Eastern Europe grows while the west stagnates

September 1, 2011

Newer EU member countries in central and eastern Europe are notable for their performance in terms of returns and growth, as The Banker's Top 200 EU Banks ranking shows.

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China's banking success story spreads across the country

September 1, 2011

The growth of China's banking sector continues unabated, with banks the length and breadth of the country, small and large, turning in impressive performances in The Banker's Top 100 Chinese Banks ranking.

Bank profitability returning to pre-crisis levels

August 5, 2011

This year’s Top 1000 World Bank ranking shows that the banking sector’s profits are returning to pre-crisis levels, with Asia-Pacific leading the way. Click here to read more.

Top three Caricom banks cement their lead

August 1, 2011

Caribbean economies are still feeling the shockwaves from the global financial crisis and last year's earthquake in Haiti, but the region has shown its resilience, with plenty of bright spots in this year's ranking of the region's top 20 banks. 

Banks on the climb

African banks show most promise beyond Top 1000

August 1, 2011

African banks may be small, but they are among the world’s most profitable, as our survey of the lenders pushing for places in the Top 1000 World Banks shows. 

Average Tier 1 growth in 2010

July 29, 2011

The Top 1000 World Banks ranking shows Tier 1 levels increasing and highlights the growing strength of banks in Asia-Pacific. Click here to read more.

Exposed to Italy

July 19, 2011

The European Banking Authority stress test highlights banks' huge holdings of Italian debt. Click here to read more.

Top 1000 World Banks 2011

Top 1000 World Banks 2011

June 30, 2011

Global banking profits are now approaching their 2007 pre-crisis peak according to this year's Top 1000 World Banks ranking, but the divergence between growing and stagnant markets is becoming increasingly stark. 

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