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Fixed-income markets ready for challenge and change, says ICMA chief

September 21, 2022

The markets are entering a period of disruption, both positive and negative, but ICMA chief executive Bryan Pascoe believes they can weather the storm and adapt in key areas.

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Big changes, but no big bang for UK capital markets

May 24, 2022

The Treasury’s recently announced changes following its wholesale capital markets review are significant, but not revolutionary — at least not for now.

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Spain’s banks ponder organic growth versus M&As

March 24, 2022

An aggressive process of M&A activity among Spanish banks has radically reshaped the country’s financial services map. But now lenders are focused on expanding organically, although some believe further consolidation remains a viable option. 

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Spain’s banks bounce back from pandemic

March 15, 2022

The Spanish banking sector has rebounded strongly from the pandemic, posting strong results for 2021. However, uncertainties remain over inflationary pressures and the evolution of interest rates. 

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Cautious Chinese banks navigate uncertain market

July 3, 2017

China’s banking sector is proving hard to navigate in 2017. The economy is slowing, net interest margins have dropped and banking regulators are cracking down on financial malpractice. Stefania Palma assesses how the country's banks are faring in this challenging environment.

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Portugal’s banks rise from the ashes

April 3, 2017

Once one of the standard bearers for the travails of the eurozone, Portugal appears to be in the early stages of a recovery, one in which its revitalised banks are playing a leading role – albeit heavily backed by foreign investment. Peter Wise reports.

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The Trump effect: what impact will the new US president have on the country's banks?

January 2, 2017

Dodd-Frank is not likely to be repealed, but the incoming US government has signalled big changes for the banking industry. Smaller players will get the most regulatory relief, but Wall Street will win in other ways. Danielle Myles reports. 

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Financial Institutions Sentiment Survey 2016

June 17, 2016

Following a challenging but robust 2015, the UK experienced a turbulent start to 2016. Eyes have been firmly focused on a range of market indicators: from fragile economic growth in China and ongoing weakness in parts of Europe, to oil price and equity market volatility. Added to the ramifications of geopolitical events, many financial institutions have suggested that conditions have echoed the European sovereign debt crisis of 2011 – or possibly even those of the early days of the global financial crisis.

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New growth frontiers in the Philippines

May 2, 2016

Filipino banks continue to be some of the healthiest lenders in Asia. Now, record volumes in equity and debt capital markets offer a further source of growth in one of the strongest banking sectors in the region. Stefania Palma reports.

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South Africa's banks stay ahead of the slump

May 2, 2016

Though South Africa's economy is cooling, its banks are continuing to perform strongly. For some, growth is coming from operations elsewhere in Africa, while for others its is stemming from the domestic market. James King looks at the strategies being employed to keep the country's lenders buoyant in a slow-growth environment.

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