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TPP to benefit a third of global economy

October 12, 2015

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.

End to PPI woes for banks?

October 8, 2015

Facing a possible 2018 for payment protection insurance complaints, the banks are looking to wrap-up a costly scandal.  

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US derivatives notional value at lowest level since 2008

October 5, 2015
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The notional value of derivatives from US market participants dropped to the lowest levels since the financial crisis in the second quarter of this year, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reports.

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Top 100 Arab Banks 2015: another strong year

October 1, 2015

Banks across the Arab world continue to perform well despite the turbulent political environment, according to The Banker’s Top 100 Arab banks ranking. 

Swiss franc headache for foreign lenders in Poland

September 24, 2015
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With forced conversions of Swiss-franc denominated mortgages on the way in 2016, The Banker looks at the current make-up of loan portfolios of foreign banks in Poland and assesses who is most at risk.

Exposures and connectivity increase as EU banks simplify balance sheets

September 8, 2015

Europe’s banks are increasing their interdependence and shedding complex assets, according to the European Banking Authority.

Profit growth grinds to a halt for China’s top banks

September 4, 2015
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Interim results show top Chinese banks heading for a lacklustre year.

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Top 250 EU banks ranking 2015: euro depreciation leaves its mark

September 1, 2015

The latest ranking of EU banks shows balance sheets and capital have shrunk for most on the back of a weakening euro, while Spanish banks managed to increase their profitability and specialised banks emerged with the highest returns. 

Irish banks bounce back

August 24, 2015
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The half-year results for 2015 confirm the recovery of Ireland's lenders. 

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