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Europe’s shrinking asset base

July 24, 2018
Europe deleveraging 2018

Foreign exchange swings have masked regional lenders’ success in shrinking their balance sheets.

Asia’s profit leaders revealed

July 20, 2018

China’s economic prowess is beyond question, but other Asian countries are performing just as well, if not better. Danielle Myles reports.  

Europe’s profit turnaround

July 17, 2018
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Some of the region's biggest banks posted among 2017's biggest recoveries    

India’s profit woes

July 10, 2018
India profit reversal

After sliding over the two years prior, global pre-tax profits jumped 15.6% to reach $1112bn in 2017. 

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Poland scoops financial services FDI Brexit dividend

July 4, 2018

Poland has attracted a good proportion of jobs and investment from US financial companies looking for bases outside a post-Brexit UK. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Peripheral Europe’s road to recovery

July 2, 2018
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Dogged by non-performing loans and the lingering effects of the eurozone crisis, Italy, Greece and Portugal have long-been Europe’s underperformers. But in the 2018 rankings their fortunes improved, resolutely led by their biggest banks.

Top 1000 World Banks - Western Europe’s profitability returns as profits increase globally

July 2, 2018

Profitability is resurgent among western European landers, and there are strong showings from Asia-Pacific and North America. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Good news for western Europe as capital rebounds across board

July 2, 2018

Western European institutions have seen a distinct improvement on their poor 2017 figures, with most top banks increasing their capitalisation. HSBC remains local leader but has ceded a place on the global ranking. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Russian banks' mixed fortunes influence CEE ranking

July 2, 2018

Russian banks dominate the central and eastern Europe rankings, taking the top places for Tier 1 capital, profitability and highest mover. However others experienced bailouts and nationalisations that pushed them down or out of the list, as Stefanie Linhardt reports.

US leapfrogs Europe in race to digitise

June 1, 2018
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Nearly 70% of personal banking products in North America, Europe and Australia can be applied for online. The US was a slow starter, but as Danielle Myles discovers, it is making up for lost time.

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