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Hungary’s banks braced for strong headwinds

September 20, 2022

The operating environment for banks in Hungary looks set to worsen over the coming months. But its largest lenders are well fortified.

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Contactless rises as cash payments continue to fall

August 30, 2022

Consumers in the UK are increasingly using contactless methods to make payments as cash continues to become less popular.

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The Banker’s Top 100 CEE Banks 2022

August 24, 2022

Almost three-quarters of the central and eastern European region’s top 100 banks saw a fall in their Tier 1 capital during 2021.

European ESG issuance declines in second quarter

August 23, 2022

The year on year supply of socially responsible bonds and loans in Europe dropped in the second quarter of this year. 

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July records lowest monthly M&A total in more than two years

August 16, 2022

Global merger and acquisition deal activity continues to drop year on year, with July seeing a fall of 62% in announced transactions compared with the previous year.

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Latin American banks rebound but face challenges

August 9, 2022

The region has seen strong recovery post-pandemic, but obstacles to growth are forming in the shape of rising energy and food prices, inflation and impending political events.

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Western and eastern European banks' capital positions diverge

August 2, 2022

The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2022 saw a mixed picture for European banks’ capital positions, with almost every lender in the top 10 table for central and eastern Europe seeing a rise in their Tier 1 capital, yet the opposite was true for western Europe. 

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European financial boards fall short in gender diversity

August 1, 2022

Financial services boardrooms in Europe continue to be dominated by men, according to a recent report by EY. 

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Gulf lenders benefit from rising oil prices

July 26, 2022

After a mixed performance last year, 21 of the Middle East's 25 largest lenders have achieved improved positions in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2022.

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Economic recovery provides tailwind for African banks

July 19, 2022

All but one of the largest 25 African lenders in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2022 posted an increase in Tier 1 capital.

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