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ECB ENTANGLED WITH BANKS IN POLICY CONUNDRUM

By David Brierley and Saad Sarfraz Perhaps it’s a sign of the times. The Deutsche Bundesbank is abandoning its profound anti-inflation principles. Head of the Bundesbank Jens Weidmann has suggested that a 3% rise i...
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EUROPEAN BANKS’ RETURNS REVEAL RELUCTANT RECOVERY

The long-awaited recovery of European banks has yet to happen, as SNL Financial’s ROE figures demonstrate. Indubitably, the ROE numbers in our analysis make for depressing yet insightful reading. Between 2010 and 2...
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CHARTING A COURSE OUT OF DARK WATERS

Becky Stones and Rob Mason – FRA Allegations of failures of culture and conduct continue to surface within the banking sector. The most recent is the complaint by NY state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Barcl...