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Deutsche, Lloyds add to banks’ mixed bag

Deutsche Bank has posted a surprise net profit for the first quarter, beating analyst expectations by almost half a billion euros. Ivor Bennett reports on what has been an unpredictable results season, with profits...

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Bad loans pile up at China’s big banks

Earnings season has begun for Chinese banks with Bank of China – one of five big state-backed lenders – showing a slight rise in first quarter profits. But, as Tara Joseph reports, under the...

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Deutsche Bank’s co-CEO Fitschen cleared

Deutsche Bank’s co-chief executive Juergen Fitschen has been acquitted of charges of misleading a court in connection with the 2002 Kirch media empire collapse, closing a painful chapter after 14 years of legal wrangling....

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UK banks set for grim results

Britain’s top banks are set for one of their worst first-quarter earnings seasons since the financial crisis, adding to their struggle to win over investors against a backdrop of misconduct charges, a weak economic...

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Beijing banks on a Chinese credit boom

China’s hopes that consumer spending can become its new growth engine have taken a few dents in 2016. But, as Ryan Brooks reports, a new ‘moonlight generation’ of overspenders might give the economy a...

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Banks feel Panama heat

Banking watchdogs across Europe have begun checking whether lenders have ties to a massive document leak from Panama that showed how offshore companies are used to stash clients’ wealth. As Kirsty Basset reports, the...

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Banks caught in ‘Panama Papers’ tax row

Credit Suisse and HSBC, two of the world’s largest wealth managers, have dismissed suggestions they were actively using offshore structures to help clients cheat on their taxes. As Sara Hemrajani reports, their comments came...