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CaixaBank continues to defy Spanish banking gloom

November 2, 2015

CaixaBank is bucking the trend in the Spanish domestic banking sector, which is still suffering from a slow recovery from the crisis as well as political uncertainty. Technological investment, cost cutting, consolidation and reducing risk have been at the forefront of the bank's growth strategy.

UK banks have the largest exposure to emerging markets

October 27, 2015
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UK banks have $878.2bn in claims on developing markets, making them vulnerable to a downturn. 

Spanish lenders transition from stability back to growth

Spanish lenders transition from stability back to growth

July 1, 2015

The Spanish economy's recovery is benefiting the country's banks, which are reporting increased profits and ambitious plans for growth.

The top five Spanish banks

May 19, 2015
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As the Spanish banks are seeking to expand with acquisitions abroad, bolstered by recovery at home, The Banker assesses the local top five banks by Tier 1 capital. 

Espirito Santo crisis highlights continued struggle in periphery

August 22, 2014
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The crisis at Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo has raised fresh doubts about the recovery of banks in the peripheral eurozone.

CaixaBank's simple steps to success

August 1, 2014

CaixaBank has emerged from the Spanish banking crisis with a larger share of the domestic market and the biggest branch network in the country. By focusing exclusively on its home market, and continuing its trend of innovation, the lender hopes to build on this position.

Bankia bounces back

Bankia rises from Spain's real estate ashes

July 1, 2014

Just a few years ago, Spanish lender Bankia was on the brink of collapse. Now, thanks to an aggressive restructuring programme, the bank is hitting its targets and has ambitions to compete with national giants Santander, BBVA and CaixaBank.

An end to Spains pain

Will 2014 bring an end to Spain's pain?

March 3, 2014

There is an optimistic feeling among the CEOs of Spain's leading banks, as profits and domestic conditions improve. With the European Central Bank's imminent asset quality review expected to be passed with flying colours, the country's lenders are now looking beyond survival and towards growth, both domestically and internationally.

NPL woes continue for European lenders

July 1, 2013

Asset quality in Greece deteriorated sharply, while remaining weak in Spain, Ireland and Slovenia. By contrast, non-performing loans are falling steadily in the US.

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy and Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban

Transformation continues for European sovereign-linked issuers

April 2, 2013

The European Central Bank has helped assuage fears of an imminent eurozone breakup, but sovereign, supranational and agency debt management officials must still contend with ratings downgrades and difficult political and fiscal situations in a number of countries. The Banker hears from a range of EU issuers both inside and outside the eurozone.

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