DNB ASA, the world’s second-largest shipping bank, and Nordea Bank AB will be targeting wider loan margins in the shipping industry after Commerzbank AG’s decision to abandon the business.
With growth faltering in Brazil, Banco Santander SA’s performance in the U.K. may hold the key to whether Spain’s biggest bank posts a profit for the first quarter.
European banks, with a capital shortfall of 300 billion euros ($406 billion), are taking substantial risks as they pursue unrealistic growth plans, according to Berenberg Bank.
Investors should short Deutsche Bank AG stock because of probes into currency manipulation and as a rally in banking shares reverses, Berenberg Bank said.
Banco Santander SA and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Spain’s biggest banks, face a fresh risk to earnings as the slump in emerging market currencies threatens to slow growth from Brazil to Turkey.
Gulf Cooperation Council countries’ debt is “interesting” for investors because of high yields, according to BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest money manager.
Denmark’s central bank said it will provide as much as 400 billion kroner ($72.6 billion) as part of an extended collateral program to provide emergency liquidity to the country’s banks.
HSBC Holdings Plc, UBS AG and ING Groep NV are among Europe’s long-term winners in the banking industry this year, Berenberg Bank said.
"We see increased pressure on other banks to raise capital."
- Nick Anderson on Jan 09, 2015