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Bank snapshots

May 3, 2004

As the Turkish economy expands, the major institutions are raising their game and improving their performance. Below we detail the key financial indicators for Turkey’s banking front runners.

Public financing

May 3, 2004

The Banker presents a comprehensive overview of Turkey’s debt position and likely borrowing requirements for the future.

Recovery challenges

May 3, 2004

South Korea’s political turmoil resulting from the impeachment of its president may be limiting the country’s nascent economic recovery, says Yang Sung-jin.

Return to profit

May 3, 2004

Park Sang-soo reviews the banking sector in South Korea, as financial institutions work to reduce the mountain of bad debt.

Dangerous liaison?

May 3, 2004

Korea is becoming far too reliant on exporting to China, and the honey pot won’t last for ever, says Yang Sung-jin.

Balancing act

May 3, 2004

South Korea has a dilemma. On the one hand historical factors make it wary of foreign intrusion, yet it aspires to be a regional hub. Kim Ji-hyun reports.

Desperate to invest

May 3, 2004

Given a volatile stock market, government stimuli and low interest rates, Korea is awash with mountains of seemingly uninvestible cash. Park Sang-soo explains.

German efficiency deserts banking sector

May 3, 2004

With an already fragmented banking sector and state-owned banks reluctant to change, Germany will remain behind its European peers.

Foundation of Latin American economic revival is shaken by US and China

May 3, 2004

The signs for optimism in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico are under threat from a cooling of the Chinese economy and a probable rise in US interest rates.

US economic recovery feeds through to banks’ Q1 results

May 3, 2004

US banks reported strong first quarter results on the back of a solidifying economic recovery, demand for banking products and improved asset quality. Here are the highlights of some of the top banks:

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