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Wave of African bank consolidation reduces systemic risk

July 11, 2019

Bank consolidation in sub-Saharan Africa is in full swing. Large and stable banks are growing steadily as a result, while many small and inefficient banks are disappearing. 

Top 1000 World Banks - China overtakes western Europe in soundness stakes

July 1, 2019

As western Europe drops from first place in the light of a lower capital adequacy ratio, China improved its soundness by the largest margin. 

Top 1000 World Banks - United National maintains stellar ROA performance

July 1, 2019

United National Corporation of the US tops the return on assets ranking. Regionally, Africa performs well, but Japan and China are stagnant.

Top 1000 World Banks - Russia's Otkritie highest mover after big turnaround

July 1, 2019

Russian bank Otkritie leads the highest movers table, a year after topping the biggest losses table. 

Solar energy investments heating up for European banks

May 31, 2019

Banks in Europe have been going big on green investments over the past two years, as a report by Moody's shows.

GCC Islamic banks growth poised for revival

May 10, 2019

Asset growth is likely to accelerate in 2019-20 for GCC Islamic banks after a difficult 2018.

European GSIB solvency ratios declined in 2018

May 2, 2019

For the first time since 2013, when AFME started tracking capital ratios at systemically important banks in the EU, the average end-point CET1 ratio had declined slightly year-on-year by the end of 2018. 

US dominates Q1 2019 M&A activity

May 1, 2019

Globally, M&A activity is down on the first quarter of 2018, though it is business as usual in the US.

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. 

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.

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