First prototype banks emerged over four thousand years ago. Since then, the banking market has undergone several stages of development starting from gold storage offered by temples in early civilizations to the current diversity of banking services carried out by innumerable financial institutions.
Closely linked to economy and finance, the global banking industry was highly impacted by the Great Depression in the first half of the twentieth century. The banking market was hit again in the twenty first century. During the crisis in 2007-2009, the banking industry demonstrated relatively high growth tempo in the emerging markets, while the developed markets registered considerable losses. Economic difficulties continue influencing the banking industry in the new decade. To conquer challenges, banking executives concentrate on reexamining their business strategies.
The catalogue offers a wide range of research reports covering the key issues of the banking market. The researches provide comprehensive insights into past and present trends of the market for banking. Detailed overviews of the industry threats and opportunities, valuable data on demand and supply, M&A activities, insightful analyses of market segments and future forecasts are at hand in the reports.