State aid rules remain one of the decisive factors in dealing with distressed bank situations. But uncertainty remains over whether governments should be able to intervene and rescue banks in danger of failing.
While the commodity super cycle is a distant memory, China's recent wave of outbound acquisitions is helping to prop up global mining M&A.
Financial institutions and regulators that harness the opportunities and manage the risks of adopting regtech solutions will reap big rewards.
The latest EBA stress test results paint a broadly positive picture for Europe's banks but high levels of non-performing loans continue to weigh down heavily on Europe's banking sector.
Interest in companies that deliver technological innovation has boomed in recent years, thrusting fintech into the mainstream.