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Malaysia’s top five banks in recovery mode

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Malaysia’s banks are gradually rebounding, following a few difficult years with plummeting oil prices and a poorly performing currency. Joy Macknight reports.

Chinese banks’ profitability under pressure

November 1, 2018

Leading Chinese banks have healthy balance sheets and low costs yet their profitability compares unfavourably with Western counterparts.

Dominican Republic’s growing bank assets

October 30, 2018
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The Latin American Banking Federation (Felaban) will be meeting in the Dominican Republic in November. The country’s banks are growing their balance sheets; however profitability is on a downward trend. 

Challenges persist for Egyptian lenders

October 23, 2018

Since the revolution in 2011, the top Egyptian banks have been steadily strengthening their balance sheets. However, 2017 was not kind to the country’s two largest banks. 

Brazilian banks’ rollercoaster ride

October 16, 2018
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Brazil’s banks have been buffeted by political and economic headwinds for years, and stability is unlikely to return soon with a hotly contested election in the offing.

Assets up, profits down for Indonesia

October 9, 2018
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Indonesia's top banks have been building up their balance sheets – but profitability is declining.

European banks continue to wield axe on jobs

October 1, 2018

The staffing levels at European banks continue on a downward trend, with Barclays, UniCredit and DNB Group leading the charge. Joy Macknight reports.

Top five South African banks

September 25, 2018

South Africa’s top lenders strengthened their balance sheets in 2017, but are now entangled in a corruption inquiry. Joy Macknight reports.

Top five US banks in 2007 and today

September 18, 2018
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Ten years on from the global financial crisis, what has changed in the US top five banks ranking? One bank disappeared, two experienced a drop in total assets and three boosted their balance sheets. Joy Macknight reports.

Argentinian banks under pressure

September 11, 2018
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Argentina’s ongoing crisis has sparked fears of emerging market contagion. Joy Macknight looks at the state of play of the country’s banks.

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