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17th February 2019

Let it Rip | Bank Capital Insights

Risk-on week for EU banks

Last week was a good one for European banks with risk rallying across the board – from equities to sub debt to single name CDS to credit indices.  We had a number of banks reporting earnings and investors liked what they heard – especially from the banks that have almost completed their restructuring – Commerzbank, Credit Suisse and Royal Bank of Scotland.

The one common theme across the earnings reports was that market activities continue to be a struggle for everyone to make money and normal commercial banking with tight cost controls and low credit costs provide decent returns.

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