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Should Basel III worry more about risk weighting?

June 1, 2011

Are Tier 1 ratios a good measure of leverage? Click here to read more.

UK lending lags while loan write-offs rise

May 23, 2011

UK banks still face big loan write-offs. Click here to read more.

Lloyds forced to rethink provisions

May 12, 2011


Lloyds Q1 results suggest the bank was too optimistic in 2010. Click here to read more.

US banks' lending levels begin to recover

May 5, 2011

Fed data suggests that US banks' lending levels are back to pre-crisis levels. Click here to find out.

Boom and bust in CIS banking

April 21, 2011

The huge increase in bank capital for the largest markets in the Commonwealth of Independent States has not always been sustainable. Click here to see more.

Who is the most exposed to Spain?

April 13, 2011

With some predicting that Spain might ultimately be forced to go to the EU for a bailout, which country has the biggest exposure to Spanish public or private sector debt?

Japanese banks continue to shrink in relative terms

April 7, 2011


The tentative revival in profits for Japanese banks in the middle of the last decade has melted away. Click here to find out more.

US bank revenue sources diverge

March 29, 2011

The biggest US banks continue to diverge in terms of where they earn their revenue. Click here to read more.

Is Brazil heading for a credit bubble?

March 24, 2011

The spike in loans to individuals over the past year has led some analysts to suggest there is a credit bubble in Brazil. Click here to find out more.

Top 10 Chinese regions by ROA

March 16, 2011

Which Chinese regions have the most potential for investors? Click here to find out.

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