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Mehmet Ali Akben

Turkish banks weathering the storm

April 29, 2022

Turkey’s banks are coping well with the financial, digital, economic and geopolitical risks confronting them

Turkey Garanti

Turkey’s banking sector looks to the bright side

April 28, 2022

Sustainable finance and digitalisation helping to keep Turkey’s bankers positive

Odile Renaud Basso

EBRD president makes support for Ukraine a top priority

April 20, 2022

The president of the EBRD, Odile Renaud-Basso, on the bank’s support for Ukraine following its invasion by Russia.

Global M&A volumes drop by 20% in Q1

April 19, 2022

It has not been a great start to the year for the global mergers and acquisitions market, with deal volumes down across all regions. 

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Minding UK employment law

April 11, 2022

When expanding into the UK, US institutions need to be aware of differences in employment law, as well as culture.

European banks maintain strong capital and liquidity ratios

April 5, 2022

Core capital and liquidity coverage ratios stay at high levels, while non-performing loan ratios go down.

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London keeps crown as Europe’s finance capital as Brexit job relocations fall

April 5, 2022

Total planned Brexit-related moves in UK financial services sector drop by almost 60% from peak in 2016. Burhan Khadbai reports.

Anne-Christine Champion

Natixis CIB looks forward with strong foundations for growth

March 29, 2022

Anne-Christine Champion outlines the corporate and investment bank’s plans for diversification and transformation.

Caixabank

Spain’s banks ponder organic growth versus M&As

March 24, 2022

An aggressive process of M&A activity among Spanish banks has radically reshaped the country’s financial services map. But now lenders are focused on expanding organically, although some believe further consolidation remains a viable option. 

SocGen

European banks accelerate digital transformation

March 21, 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has sped up European banks’ digital strategies, with huge investments going towards organic and acquisitional growth in technology and innovation. 

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