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Market volatility drives down investment banking fees

April 5, 2019

European investment banking fees are down by about a quarter over the first three months of 2019, compared with the first quarter of 2018. 

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The Banker's Top 100 Asean Banks ranking: Singapore leads, Philippines rises

April 1, 2019

While Singapore reigns supreme in The Banker’s Top 100 Asean Banks ranking, banks from a number of south-east Asian countries are showing impressive gains.

Shanghai replaces Singapore as top Asian FDI centre

April 1, 2019

Shanghai has beaten out Singapore as the leading Asian destination for financial services FDI, but inflows are down across the board. 

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The Banker's Top 100 Central and Eastern Europe EU ranking: Poland maintains dominance

April 1, 2019

It has been a good year for banks operating in EU member countries of central and eastern Europe, with balance sheets being strengthened across the board. 

North American regulators lead the way in fine enforcement

March 28, 2019

Data from Boston Consulting Group shows that North American banks have paid more in terms of value than European institutions over the past decade. Kat Van Hoof reports.

IPOs experience worst start in a decade

March 21, 2019

Uncertainty and volatility make for uneasy bedfellows in any investment environment, but the bite is most keenly felt in initial public offerings. Kat Van Hoof reports.

Investment banking revenues feel the pressure

March 14, 2019

As market volatility increased towards the end of 2018, investment banking revenues suffered across the board. Kat Van Hoof investigates.

S&P: ratings outlook for European banks positive, but narrowing

March 7, 2019

Over the past two years, there has been only one ratings downgrade for one of Europe’s top 50 banks, according to S&P. The agency foresees stable balance sheets and good results from banks in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. But slowing growth in the big economies and low profitability means S&P foresees more negative ratings actions in 2019 than the year before. Kat Van Hoof reports.

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The Banker's Top 100 Central American Banks ranking: Panama keeps regional crown

March 1, 2019

The ongoing issues around Panama's offshore tax haven status since the Panama Papers scandal of 2016 have not negatively affected its banks, which continue to dominate in Central America. 

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The Banker's Top Islamic GCC Banks ranking 2019: Al Rajhi heads a healthy table

March 1, 2019

In The Banker's first Top Islamic GCC Banks ranking, a healthy picture emerges, with asset growth and profitability impressive by any standards. James King assesses what the industry is getting right.

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