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Political stability could boost resurgent profits for DRC banks

January 31, 2019
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Signs of increasing political stability would be good news for the  economy  in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its banking sector, which has huge scope for growth. Kat Van Hoof reports.

German banks struggle to regain returns equilibrium

January 24, 2019
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Germany’s two biggest banks have struggled to regain their balance over the past few years. Talk of a tie-up between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank is heating up again, though both lenders have a raft of issues to work through first. Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Barclays banking head sets his sights on European growth

January 18, 2019

Reid Marsh, Barclays’ head of banking for Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, tells Kat Van Hoof about his ambitious growth targets and where he sees business opportunities for the year ahead.

Italian job unfinished, but progress is being made

January 17, 2019
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Italy’s banks have done well to reduce exposure to NPLs in recent years, but there remains much work to be done. Katrien Van Hoof reports.

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Citi BCMA head wants to win trust and wallet share

January 2, 2019

Citi's head of EMEA investment banking, Phil Drury, talks to Kat Van Hoof about the new EMEA banking, capital markets and advisory unit and its plans to rank first for share of wallet.

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IPO proves the right medicine for MedinCell

January 2, 2019

When France's MedinCell needed funding to progress with the launch of a newly developed drug, it decided the time was right for a long-planned IPO. David Wigan reports.

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M&A mega-deals and the endless carousel

January 2, 2019

Cross-border M&A has always been long-winded, costly and risky, but several deals that closed in 2018 stretched beyond reasonably foreseeable timescales. What is making these mergers more painful? Kat Van Hoof investigates the mechanics of antitrust in mega-mergers and the rise of protectionism.

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Credit Suisse's IBCM co-heads make presence felt

December 3, 2018

Credit Suisse's heads of investment banking and capital markets are leveraging their private banking network and global connectivity to ramp up growth. 

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