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An introduction to the World Finance Banking Awards 2014

The banking industry has taken some hits in the past few years,
but the recovery is now in full swing. World Finance recognises those institutions pulling the industry towards a bright and prosperous future
in the Banking Awards 2014

When Lehman Brothers crashed in October 2008 and precipitated the financial crisis, some of the world’s biggest banks were put on life support as the contagion spread around the world. In America, Britain, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Spain and even Ic...

Leader in private banking, the Banca March business model is focused on helping family businesses with their financial needs, and business families with managing their assets

Banca March’s prudent approach sees it become Europe’s most solvent bank

Leader in private banking, the Banca March business model is focused on helping family businesses with their financial needs, and business families with managing their assets

Banca March, founded in 1926 in Spain’s Balearic Isles, is the only completely family-owned Spanish bank and the only one that specialises in asset management. It is also the most solvent bank in Europe (see Fig. 1) as shown by the stress tests carried ...

Nordea Bank’s leading Nordic platform, broad diversification of services and geographic exposure have led to success in a tough market for financial institutions

Nordea Bank keeps its cool in rough economic waters

Nordea Bank’s leading Nordic platform, broad diversification of services and geographic exposure have led to success in a tough market for financial institutions

Nordic banks avoided the worst of the global economic downturn and bounced back much more quickly than their southern European counterparts. There are several reasons for this impressive resilience - the Scandinavian economy was less exposed to Europe, fo...

China’s trade surplus reaches $49.8bn

The country’s trade surplus is at highest ever value following a drop in imports and increase in exports

Banco Multiva on the strength of Mexico’s banking industry

World Finance speaks to Carlos Soto Manzo, from Banco Multiva, about the strength of Mexico’s banking industry

Bank of Korea cuts interest rate as part of its measures to boost GDP

The BoK has cut its benchmark interest rate less than a month after the government introduced a $40bn stimulus package in a further bid to boost domestic growth

For nearly two years, Portuguese issuers were unable to gain access to international capital markets, but according to CaixaBI’s DCM and ECM teams, its investment landscape is now far more palatable

CaixaBI: Portugal’s return to capital markets is strong

For nearly two years, Portuguese issuers were unable to gain access to international capital markets, but according to CaixaBI’s DCM and ECM teams, its investment landscape is now far more palatable

Banco Penta: Chile’s financial industry has become an investment hotspot

Suffering its own financial collapse in 1982, Chile was prepared for much of the disorder to bestow the banking industry in the wake of the 2008 crisis. How has it fared since?

NDB Capital consolidates Bangladesh’s economic strength

NDB Capital plays an important role in developing the capital market of Bangladesh

Leader in private banking, the Banca March business model is focused on helping family businesses with their financial needs, and business families with managing their assets

Banca March’s prudent approach sees it become Europe’s most solvent bank

Leader in private banking, the Banca March business model is focused on helping family businesses with their financial needs, and business families with managing their assets

Diversify to succeed: Bank of the West promotes international investment

Investors could realise greater returns and risk management benefits by adopting a strategy that increases the share of their portfolio focused on international assets

Banco Carregosa becomes one of Portugal’s most capitalised banks

While Portugal has only recently been making economic progress, for Banco Carregosa, deciding to establish itself as a leading financial institution amid the country’s uncertainty has paid off