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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. 

Western europe

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. 

Gender diversity

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.

Middle East Top 25 banks 2022

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.

Africa top 25 banks 2022

Chinese banks continue to dominate Top 1000

July 12, 2022

Chinese banks now make up half the top 10 in the The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking, though Asia-Pacific overall accounts for a smaller total of global profits than last year.

Global share of profits

Banks' Tier 1 capital continues to grow

July 5, 2022

The minimum Tier 1 capital of a bank within The Banker's Top 1000 ranking now stands at $556m, up from $547m last year.

Tier 1 capital

China’s rapid rise in the Top 1000

June 21, 2022

Charting the largest banking sectors’ appearances in The Banker’s Top 1000 ranking since 2001 illustrates the meteoric growth of the Chinese lenders.

Top 1000 number of banks

E-wallets overtake invoices in Germany, while PayPal remains strong in Italy

June 14, 2022

Online payment methods vary across Europe, with some countries increasingly opting for digital payments while others still preferring to use traditional methods, according to a report by Nexi.

Databank July

Commonwealth M&A reaches highest share of global deal-making since 2010

June 7, 2022

There has been a strong start to the year for M&A activity among Commonwealth states. 

Commonwealth M&A value

US banks dominate employee retention rankings

May 27, 2022

Banks in the US are the best at retaining employees, according to recent analysis.

Median tenure

What impact did the global pandemic have on banks?

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