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Hungary’s top five banks

February 6, 2018
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Rating upgrades and record profitability in Hungary has kindled optimism for 2018. Danielle Myles reports.

BRICs buck the branch demise trend

February 1, 2018

While customers in the West lament the closure of their high street branches, emerging markets continue to see new openings despite the digital revolution. Danielle Myles analyses the data.

Banks track Egypt’s growth story

January 30, 2018
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Profits at Egypt’s biggest four lenders are on an upward trajectory, and economic forecasts suggest a healthy 2018. Danielle Myles reports.

Taiwan’s homegrown banking leaders

January 23, 2018
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Taiwan is expected to experience a recruitment surge in the coming months, with its banks playing a notable role. The Banker data reveals some of the notable candidates.

Morgan Stanley tops ECM rankings

January 16, 2018
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Equity capital markets saw a bumper year in 2017. Annual league tables reveal issuers’ preferred bookrunners.   

Property crash fears tempered by developed country banks' strength

January 2, 2018

Soaring house prices in Sweden, Canada, New Zealand and Australia have sparked warnings about the next real estate crash. Luckily, they have among the world’s most robust banking systems. Danielle Myles analyses the data.

Mexico’s big five banks

January 2, 2018
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With 2018 an election year, Mexico’s economy is coming under scrutiny. Its banks are but one barometer, writes Danielle Myles.

Brazil’s banks reach landmark settlement

December 19, 2017
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The country’s biggest lenders have struck a deal with consumer groups to resolve disputes from three decades ago. Danielle Myles reports.

Banks embody Iceland’s turnaround

December 5, 2017
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Nine years after the Nordic island became a symbol of the global financial crisis, its banks have built some of Europe’s plumpest capital cushions. Danielle Myles reports.

Spain dominates European bank M&A

December 1, 2017

The prospect of a tie-up between large European lenders makes it a good time to reflect upon the state of regional bank mergers and acquisitions. Danielle Myles analyses the biggest post-crisis deals. 

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