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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

Adam Kostyal

How growth markets enable economic innovation

March 21, 2022

Nasdaq First North has an important role to play in supporting innovative companies, and providing exciting opportunities for investors, providing they understand the risks, explains Adam Kostyál, head of European listings at Nasdaq.

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Spain’s banks bounce back from pandemic

March 15, 2022

The Spanish banking sector has rebounded strongly from the pandemic, posting strong results for 2021. However, uncertainties remain over inflationary pressures and the evolution of interest rates. 

Giles Cunningham

The changing face of sharia-compliant retail banking in the UK

March 9, 2022

Al Rayan Bank’s CEO, Giles Cunningham, on the growth prospects for Islamic Finance in the UK, the bank’s pivot towards commercial property and the prospects for sharia-compliant banking in the UK.

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