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Middle East: The new foreign minister of Investcorp

Middle East: The new foreign minister of Investcorp

At the largest private-sector investment firm in the Persian Gulf, the line between business and politics has always been blurred – its well-connected new executive chairman Mohammed bin Mahfoodh Al Ardhi seems a perfect fit for that curious tradition.

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AT1 capital/CoCo bonds: what you should know

AT1 capital/CoCo bonds: what you should know

Additional tier-1 (AT1) securities and contingent convertible capital instruments, known as CoCo bonds, absorb losses when the capital of the issuing financial institution falls below a supervisor-determined level.

TLAC: what you should know

TLAC: what you should know

We explain the FSB's total loss-absorbing capacity requirements for global systemically important banks (G-Sibs).

The future of the RMB: special focus

The future of the RMB: special focus

An in-depth guide to global currency wars; how Beijing is seeking to globalize the renminbi, through currency swaps and trade-financing facilities; the rise of the offshore bond market; and how fee-hungry banks are salivating at the prospect of the RMB’s growth.

Fintech and innovation: special focus

Fintech and innovation: special focus

From cloud technology to cashless payments, digital currencies to social media, mobile banking to FX robots… financial institutions worldwide are looking to lead technological advances while also trying to keep up with them.