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The Europe Banking Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (August 2004) Product Image

The Europe Banking Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (August 2004)

  • Published: August 2004
  • Region: Europe
  • 36 pages
  • Mergent

Current Environment - Key Points
- Despite the economic slowdown over the past three years, the European banking sector has managed to stay in an overall robust condition
- Many banks- business lines continue to be supported by a relatively low inflation and interest rate environment as they progress into 2004
- In the first half of 2004, the earnings of major European banks were generally sound, following solid financial results in 2003
- The European banking sector is again experiencing a rise in consolidation deals following increasing pressures for bigger capitalization and size
- Some of Europe's top banks are now seeking cross-border takeover targets, hoping to increase their market share and profits
- A major factor expected to fuel M&A activity for the rest of 2004 will be the availability of ready finance from banks

Industry Profile - Key Points
- Over the course of 2003, Europe's 18 major banks reported combined total assets of about -8,478.8 billion (US$10,362.3 billion), about 8.8% higher than the -7,794.2 billion (US$9,605.6 billion) in 2002
HSBC Holdings plc led the sector with total assets of -1,034.2 billion (US$1,272.8 billion) READ MORE >

Current Environment
- Banking Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Banks
- Mergers, Acquisitions and
Industry Profile
- Industry Size and Value
- Establishment of the
International Banking
- European Priority Issues: the
ECB's Perspective
- Major Developments in
the Policy and Regulatory
Market Trends & Outlook
- Key Players to Continue
Substantial IT Spending
- Banks Setting Bigger
- China Beckons Europe's Banks
- Market Outlook
Country Profiles
- France
- Germany
- Italy
- The Netherlands
- Spain
- United Kingdom
Currency Conversion Table
The Scope of This Report
Key References
Comparative Data
Sales Contacts

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