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UK banks rebound with surge in profits

March 1, 2022

The biggest UK banks reported a significant rise in profits in 2021, as the country’s economy rebounded from the pandemic with a boom in deal-making and mortgage lending. 

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Cyprus on track for strong economic recovery

February 28, 2022

The country has recouped the lost growth from the peak of the pandemic and is set for a sustained period of growth.

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Cyprus’s banks keep calm and carry on

February 23, 2022

The country’s banking sector has shown strength and resilience by offloading problem assets during the pandemic and maintaining improved compliance and regulatory standards.

A strong year for European equity issuance

February 15, 2022

Last year saw a significant increase in equity raising across Europe’s equity market in a bid to fuel the continent’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cyprus looks to life beyond Covid

February 14, 2022

Cyprus’s finance minister talks to The Banker about how the country’s economy has coped during the pandemic and the recovery ahead. 

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High-grade corporates 'riskiest asset class' in credit amid QE unwind

February 7, 2022

High-grade corporate borrowers are most at risk to the tightening of monetary policy, with an increase in supply but lower demand. Burhan Khadbai reports.

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Is Europe’s primary dealership model fit to last?

January 24, 2022

Recent high-profile exits from primary dealerships across Europe have reignited the debate on whether this model is sustainable for banks.

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Enel: zero emissions and fully ‘electrified’ by 2040

January 7, 2022

The sustainable finance pioneer has big plans to cut carbon emissions — both its own and its customers’.

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Financing the digital foundations of the future economy

January 4, 2022

Digital connectivity is at the heart of the modern economy and will play an even greater role in the future. Digital infrastructure, and its financing, has a crucial role in supporting that future. 

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ABN Amro makes an ‘orderly’ return to profitability

December 22, 2021

Sustainability and a client-centric focus are key areas for CEO Robert Swaak as he continues to push ABN Amro into a new phase. 

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