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EBRD slashes growth forecast as war in Ukraine takes toll

May 17, 2022

Rapid rise in prices of food and commodities has darkened the economic outlook of Ukraine and its neighbouring countries. 

EBRD GDP growth

BoE hikes rates to highest level since 2009

May 10, 2022

UK central bank treads narrow path between combating inflation while avoiding recession.

UK interest rate

European banks see strong first quarter, but outlook is bleak

May 3, 2022

Deutsche Bank and UBS are the top performers for the first quarter, but the full impact of the war in Ukraine has yet to be felt for Europe’s banks. 

Bank profits 03:05

The Banker's Top 30 Nordic Banks 2022

May 3, 2022

The Banker’s 2022 Top 30 Nordic Banks ranking shows results from lenders in a region that continues to display solid fundamentals. Burhan Khadbai reports.

Prepayments rise supports Iberian mortgage market

April 26, 2022

An increase in prepayments will offset a less supportive macroeconomic backdrop to drive Iberian residential mortgage performance.

Iberian mortgages 26:04

Global M&A volumes drop by 20% in Q1

April 19, 2022

It has not been a great start to the year for the global mergers and acquisitions market, with deal volumes down across all regions. 

Global M&A volumes

US investment-grade corporate bond issuance soars

April 12, 2022

Higher rated companies made a dash for cash in March, driving up US corporate bond volumes. 

Bond issuance

European banks maintain strong capital and liquidity ratios

April 5, 2022

Core capital and liquidity coverage ratios stay at high levels, while non-performing loan ratios go down.

European banks core metrics
JP Morgan

The Banker’s Top 100 US Banks

April 1, 2022

Strong profitability, soundness, leverage and return-on-risk metrics put Discover Financial Services at the top of our best-performing banks ranking. 

Europe suffers net loss of seven primary dealers

March 29, 2022

More exits from banks increases pressure on Europe’s primary dealership model.

Primary dealership in Europe

Top 1000 2023

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