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Solar energy investments heating up for European banks

May 31, 2019

Banks in Europe have been going big on green investments over the past two years, as a report by Moody's shows.

GCC Islamic banks growth poised for revival

May 10, 2019

Asset growth is likely to accelerate in 2019-20 for GCC Islamic banks after a difficult 2018.

European GSIB solvency ratios declined in 2018

May 2, 2019

For the first time since 2013, when AFME started tracking capital ratios at systemically important banks in the EU, the average end-point CET1 ratio had declined slightly year-on-year by the end of 2018. 

US dominates Q1 2019 M&A activity

May 1, 2019

Globally, M&A activity is down on the first quarter of 2018, though it is business as usual in the US.

Market volatility drives down investment banking fees

April 5, 2019

European investment banking fees are down by about a quarter over the first three months of 2019, compared with the first quarter of 2018. 

North American regulators lead the way in fine enforcement

March 28, 2019

Data from Boston Consulting Group shows that North American banks have paid more in terms of value than European institutions over the past decade. Kat Van Hoof reports.

IPOs experience worst start in a decade

March 21, 2019

Uncertainty and volatility make for uneasy bedfellows in any investment environment, but the bite is most keenly felt in initial public offerings. Kat Van Hoof reports.

Investment banking revenues feel the pressure

March 14, 2019

As market volatility increased towards the end of 2018, investment banking revenues suffered across the board. Kat Van Hoof investigates.

S&P: ratings outlook for European banks positive, but narrowing

March 7, 2019

Over the past two years, there has been only one ratings downgrade for one of Europe’s top 50 banks, according to S&P. The agency foresees stable balance sheets and good results from banks in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. But slowing growth in the big economies and low profitability means S&P foresees more negative ratings actions in 2019 than the year before. Kat Van Hoof reports.

Mobile banking capacity boom: Australia leads the way

February 28, 2019

Data suggests that 2018 was a bumper year for the digitisation of banking services, driven in particular by a big step forward in mobile phone services. The acceleration was most pronounced in Australia and the US, with European institutions lagging behind, Kat Van Hoof reports.

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