Signs of a global economic slowdown have hit world stock markets since the start of 2016, and raised concerns about the stability of the European banking system. (Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

(...) from Kantar Worldpanel. However, a drop in heavyweight banking stocks such as Barclays and HSBC(...)

A specialist trader looks at his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(...), taking them below levels seen during the 2009 financial crash. These are extreme cases, but banking(...)

A worker walks on oil pipes at a refinery. Photograph: Reuters/files

(...) turned bearish amid concerns about banking stability. A declining dollar makes oil less expensive for(...)

Deutsche Bank’s € 1.75bn contingent convertible bond traded below 75 cents on the euro — its lowest level — a 19 per cent fall in price this year. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

(...). The sharp drop in the value of some coco debt reflects broad selling of banking sector shares around(...)

Asian stock markets were scorched overnight after a torrid day of trading in US markets. As fear overwhelmed greed, yields on longer-term Japanese bonds fell below zero for the first time, the yen surged to a 15-month peak and gold reached its most precious since June. (Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters)

(...) shed 3.4 per cent to its lowest since late 2013, led by a near 6 percent dive in the banking sector(...)

Back in 2006, Irish consumers had a staggering 14 current account providers to choose from but today those options have reduced to six

(...) in the Irish banking market and, given the dearth of players, there is clearly an opportunity for a(...)

More than €4 billion was wiped off the value of Irish shares in trading on Monday amid what one trader described as a ‘bloodbath’ across European stock markets. File photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

(...) final decision . . . won’t be taken until much later this year,” said John Cronin, a banking analyst(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York stock exchange on Monday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

(...) broad-based flight from risky assets. The STOXX Europe 600 banking index fell 5.6 per cent, making it(...)

Danske Bank’s 2015 results  show that deposits at its Northern Ireland operations grew to £5.66 billion – up from £5.41 billion. Photograph: Ulrik Jantzen/Bloomberg

(...) strong demand in the first half of the year. Mortgage business On the personal banking front, according(...)

The market volatility may well pass. But it could also be a signal of slower growth ahead. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

(...) almost 10 per cent. European banking stocks have now lost almost a quarter of their value this year(...)