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Bank fines halve in 2017

March 6, 2018
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Statistics from Boston Consulting Group suggest that banks’ punishment for crisis-era misconduct is starting to slow down. Danielle Myles reports.

Tax hit masks Wall Street’s stellar year

March 1, 2018

One-time losses caused by new legislation should not detract from otherwise record results from the US’s leading firms. Danielle Myles analyses the data.

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Top 100 Central American Banks: Banco General takes the lead

March 1, 2018

Panama once again dominates The Banker's Top 100 Central American Banks ranking, though a new leader has emerged in the shape of Banco General. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Latam financial services FDI drops sharply

March 1, 2018

Leading cities attracted less than half the financial services investment of last year’s top 10, but São Paulo continues to thrive. Silvia Pavoni reports.

The EU’s worst NPL offenders

February 27, 2018
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Countries at the heart of the eurozone crisis still have the worst stockpiles of bad loans, but they are also among the biggest improvers. Danielle Myles reports.

Colombia’s big six banks

February 20, 2018
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Forecasts for economic growth and expanding loan portfolios is good news for Colombia’s banks, as Danielle Myles discovers.

Switzerland still most secretive despite tax pacts

February 13, 2018
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According to a new assessment of financial centres, both the US and Switzerland have become more secret, despite moves to reduce tax evasion, as Danielle Myles reports.

Hungary’s top five banks

February 6, 2018
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Rating upgrades and record profitability in Hungary has kindled optimism for 2018. Danielle Myles reports.

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The Top 50 Russian Banks 2018: a diminishing force?

February 1, 2018

Financial difficulties at some of Russia’s largest institutions and a contracting banking sector have led The Banker to shorten its ranking of the country's banks from 100 to 50. However, there have been some positive developments, such as an increase in capitalisation. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

BRICs buck the branch demise trend

February 1, 2018

While customers in the West lament the closure of their high street branches, emerging markets continue to see new openings despite the digital revolution. Danielle Myles analyses the data.

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