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Banks: the outlook improves on both sides of the Atlantic

Although third-quarter 2017 earnings results were mixed in Europe, compared with a better season in the US, 2017 is still set to be the first year of consistently decent earnings for banks after several years of disappointing results, especially in Europe. The market has noticed the improvement, and the sector has outperformed in recent months. Headwinds […]

European banks: a problem of profitability—but not of liquidity or solvency

European banks have been underperforming the European equity market to much the same degree as US banks have been underperforming the US market, suggesting that there is no specific issue with European banks. However, the banking sector is vulnerable to pressure on earnings expectations from wider concerns about the global economy, which will continue to […]

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