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Akbank was established in 1948 as a privately-owned commercial bank. Since then it has expanded into a nationwide full-service bank with 800 branches. Whilst it has a branch in Germany, 97% of its loan book is Turkish exposure. It is owned 48.9% by Sabanci Holding (a Turkish conglomerate which operates in various industries including energy, retail and cement as well as financial services), and the remaining 51.1% is free float. Around 37% of its shares are owned by investors outside Turkey. It has four wholly owned subsidiaries: Akbank AG (based in Germany), Ak Lease, Ak Investment and Ak Asset Management. However the core bank accounts for the majority of revenues. The bank organises its activities across three main divisions: Consumer banking, Commercial banking (SME, corporate/investment, private banking) and Treasury. Off-balance sheet items are significant at TL 2.01bn, including derivatives amount of TL 753bn. Akbank reports on both Turkish GAAP and IFRS basis. Data in tables above relates to Turkish GAAP accounts. (07 Nov 2018)

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Akbank: Boosting Capital

Worth Watching: 05 Dec 2018, 6:17 AM ET - Akbank (B1/NR/B+) has announced that it is to undertake a TL 3 bn ($556 mn) equity raise, which will add 80 bp to its Tier 1 and Capital Adequacy ratios and is expected to complete in February. Its main shareholder, Sabanci Holding (which, alon ..

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Akbank: 3Q18 Crisis, What Crisis?

Worth Watching: 26 Oct 2018, 3:47 AM ET - Akbank (B1/NR/B+) appears, at first glance, to have had a fairly smooth ride in 3Q18, with little sign of the panic that gripped markets in August and which manifested itself in violent movements in the Turkish Lira. It reported 3Q net income of ..

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Euro Financial Movers: 14 Oct 2018, 10:08 PM ET - Italy's budget dilemma continues to drive bank credit spreads in the absence of significant newsflow, with subordinated bonds taking the brunt of the pressure. In insurance, Aegon looks to issue an RT1.

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