Banks Buck Trends

By World Finance, PRNE
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

LONDON, April 20, 2011 - The past year in the financial world has been anything but

In the face of many difficulties, the markets have offered some relief.
Despite a stagnant situation in currencies, buoyant shares and strong
commodity trading prices have presented good opportunities for intelligent
investment outfits to build revenue. Yet with even certain investments having
proven to be a fool's paradise, institutions have had to remain on their

Through this, some banking institutions have proved more able than others
in managing the uncertain situation and taking advantage of new
opportunities. Emerging markets in particular have shown some impressive
results to this degree, where adaptations by governments to the realities of
the global economy have resulted in renewed investment opportunities for

With these factors in mind, the World Finance editorial board conducted
in-depth analyses into different sectors and specialities, looking at
innovation, the commercial and private sphere, and outstanding individual
performance. The result is the winners of the Banking Awards 2011, who can be
found in the May-June issue of World Finance and at

World Finance wishes the deepest congratulations to these winners. The
second instalment of the awards will feature in the July-August issue of the
magazine, available from late June.

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