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Ulster Bank confirms withdrawal from Ireland

February 22, 2021

Withdrawal of country's third-largest retail bank will see banking provision concentrated further. 

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Nine banks take up ECB capital relief measures

February 8, 2021

While European banking sector remains resilient, Covid-19 credit risks still pose challenges.

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Commerzbank to slash branch network

February 1, 2021

Germany’s second largest bank plans to near-halve its branch network and cut workforce by a fifth. 

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Electronic bond trading has reached tipping point, says MarketAxess

February 1, 2021

Last year was a watershed in the electronification of bond markets, says Christophe Roupie.

Sustainable finance bond issuance hit all-time high in 2020

January 25, 2021

Record total driven by a significant increase in 'social and sustainability' fixed income issuance.

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The world’s greatest vaccine rollout

January 25, 2021

A rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is vital to return life to something resembling normality – and finance has a key role to play. 

Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to reboot economy

January 18, 2021

Gulf kingdom reportedly seeking to snatch multinationals from Dubai, as sovereign wealth fund ramps up investment.

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Equita on plan to be independent advisor to Europe’s SMEs

January 4, 2021

The chief executive of Italian independent investment bank Equita on seeking opportunities outside of its domestic market.

Global investment banks outlook ‘stable’ for 2021

January 4, 2021

The world’s largest investment banks are in a relatively strong position to handle any further economic headwinds, according to Moody's.

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Ninety-five years of change in banking

January 4, 2021

Although much has changed in the world of banking since 1926, many of the same challenges remain. 

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