Latest articles from David Robinson

Icelandic banks: a tale of two crises

September 23, 2021

Iceland’s largest banks were re-established in 2008 and rebuilt their holdings of Tier 1 capital ahead of the pandemic.

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Bad loan risks rise at Panamanian banks

September 22, 2021

MMG Bank Panama saw its non-performing loan ratio rise to 12.8% in 2020. 

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The slow march of gender diversity on US bank boards

September 22, 2021

Despite women now making up a majority of total bank employees in the US, men significantly outnumber women in senior executive positions.

French and German banks' fortunes diverge

September 21, 2021

French banks' in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking outperform German rivals. 

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Austria’s banks face up to ROE slump

September 20, 2021

Bank Austria saw return on equity drop from 8.37% to 0.18% year-on-year in 2020.

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Mortgage exposures weigh on Polish banks

September 16, 2021

Poland’s largest bank, PKO Bank Polski, saw pre-tax profits slump 109%.

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High rates boost net interest income at Turkish banks

September 15, 2021

Leading lenders saw net interest income increase despite tricky economic conditions.

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Incentivising UAE’s fintech boom

September 15, 2021

Financial services foreign direct investment rose in 2020 despite the pandemic and has remained robust this year on the back of generous state support.

Ghosts of European debt crisis linger over Portugal’s banks

September 14, 2021

Pre-tax profits slumped at leading lenders last year as the country’s heavily indebted private sector struggled with the pandemic.

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Cypriot banks make progress in tackling bad loans

September 1, 2021

The NPL ratio at Bank of Cyprus, the country’s largest lender, fell from 41% in 2016 to 12.4% last year.

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