When RBS floated Citizens Financial in 2014, it was the biggest bank IPO since the financial crisis and investors were sceptical of its prospects ‒ five years on and RoE and EPS have doubled, the stock trades at a premium, and the bank has shown it can compete with bigger US banks and non-banks alike.
Japan's social environment is said to be transforming, and SMBC's CEO is determined that the bank will take the lead in those changes.
Mizuho 'intends to transition to the next generation of financial services' – here the bank's CEO explains what that means.
MUFG's CEO believes the bank has 'to provide the opportunity to challenge and fail'.
Squeezed by negative rates on one side and an ageing population on the other, Japan’s banks have never had it so tough.
Japanese banks must go overseas to build sustainable profits, each in their own way.
A generation of bank-funded conglomerates is belatedly discovering corporate governance.
No large financial institution in Japan attracts more doubts about its long-term sustainability than Daiwa, but as its CEO says: 'People on the outside don't know us.'
The purchase of Long-Term Credit Bank by JC Flowers and Ripplewood in 2000, creating Shinsei Bank, was a landmark for foreign participation in Japanese banking.
As Italy’s biggest bank unveils a new plan and new targets, CEO Jean Pierre Mustier says negative rates and Basel III reforms mean “8% is the new 10%” for European banks’ returns on equity
The Lebanese authorities said that they met a $1.5 billion bond payment in late November, but with the country rapidly running out of money and in the absence of any clear ability to enact reforms, Euromoney looks at its options.
A few weeks before being appointed as its new CEO, Nomura's Kentaro Okuda outlined his vision for the firm to Euromoney.