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FirstRand-Aldermore heats up Africa bank battle

November 14, 2017
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A FirstRand-Aldermore deal would bring the South Africa lender closer to the top of The Banker’s regional rankings. Danielle Myles reports.

Catalonia crisis reshapes Spain’s bank sector

November 7, 2017
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The outcome of the region’s disputed independence referendum is still far from clear, but a light has been shone on where Spain’s banking assets are based.

The divide widens in transaction banking

November 1, 2017

The gap between cash management revenues and trade finance stands at its most glaring for seven years, according to figures from data analyst Coalition. Danielle Myles reports.

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Top 200 Latin American Banks 2017: Brazil's banks in defiant mood

November 1, 2017

While Brazil's banks appear to have ridden out the country's recession, lenders from Chile and Argentina also make strong showings in the The Banker's Top 200 Latin American Banks ranking. However, uncertainty around Nafta continues to pose problems in Mexico. Silvia Pavoni reports. 

Nigerian banks stage eurobond comeback

October 31, 2017
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Lenders are helping Nigeria’s return to international capital markets. Data collected by The Banker reveals which of them are leading the way, as Danielle Myles reports.

Morgan Stanley climbs DCM rankings

October 10, 2017
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The latest league tables reveals that the leading debt houses have tightened their stranglehold on the global bond market. Danielle Myles reports.

Goldman slides in investment banking rankings

October 3, 2017
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Wall Street firms still dominate the investment banking industry, but there has been a shake-up at the top. Danielle Myles investigates.

Greece inches toward recovery

October 2, 2017

Capitalisation is a bright spot in the Greek banking sector, but asset quality and liquidity leave much to be desired. Danielle Myles looks at the data.

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Top 100 Arab Banks: prosperity and a 'new normal'

October 2, 2017

Though 2017's Top 100 Arab Banks ranking shows a slowdown in profitability and growth, the Middle East is doing relatively well. While no longer stellar, the new normal of lower oil prices sees banks enjoying solid performances and improved cost-to-income ratios. James King reports.

IFCs display different shades of green

October 2, 2017

Many international finance centres are setting up or piloting sustainable finance bond programmes. But inconsistency in the way sustainability is measured makes it hard to assess just how green they really are. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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