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US IPOs have best quarter for three years

April 10, 2018
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Banks were all but absent from Spotify’s unorthodox listing on the New York Stock Exchange, but this should not overshadow equity underwriters’ otherwise stellar start to the year. Danielle Myles reports.

Investment banking staff cuts level off

April 3, 2018

The number of fee-earners at the world’s biggest investment banks has shrunk by one-quarter since 2010, but the cuts have not affected every business. Some have proven untouchable by restructuring, while others have continued hiring. Danielle Myles examines the data.

Quarterly investment banking revenues hit two-year low

April 3, 2018

There has been a slow start to 2018 for merger and acquisitions and syndicated lending, leading to the second quietest quarter since the start of 2014. Danielle Myles reports.

European banks displace US in regional rankings

March 27, 2018
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After years of being beaten on their home turf by Wall Street banks, Europe’s investment banks are fighting back. Danielle Myles reports.

London’s top corporate brokers

March 20, 2018
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New statistics reveal which banks are advising the biggest UK-listed companies, Danielle Myles reports.

Bank fines halve in 2017

March 6, 2018
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Statistics from Boston Consulting Group suggest that banks’ punishment for crisis-era misconduct is starting to slow down. Danielle Myles reports.

Tax hit masks Wall Street’s stellar year

March 1, 2018

One-time losses caused by new legislation should not detract from otherwise record results from the US’s leading firms. Danielle Myles analyses the data.

The EU’s worst NPL offenders

February 27, 2018
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Countries at the heart of the eurozone crisis still have the worst stockpiles of bad loans, but they are also among the biggest improvers. Danielle Myles reports.

Colombia’s big six banks

February 20, 2018
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Forecasts for economic growth and expanding loan portfolios is good news for Colombia’s banks, as Danielle Myles discovers.

Switzerland still most secretive despite tax pacts

February 13, 2018
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According to a new assessment of financial centres, both the US and Switzerland have become more secret, despite moves to reduce tax evasion, as Danielle Myles reports.

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