Italy banking: special focus

Italy banking: special focus

Fears about the fate of Europe’s fourth-largest economy as its banking sector stands on the brink have centred around the world’s oldest bank – Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

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.

Crowdfunding: special focus

Crowdfunding: special focus

Alternative means of finance – including crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and lender/borrower matching platforms – received a boost this month in their efforts to become mainstream, as the FSA approved a UK equity crowdfunder for the first time.

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.

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).

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.

China: special focus

China: special focus

From rebalancing of the economy and financial reform to the internationalization of the renminbi, Euromoney sheds light on China’s economic challenges amid the global spotlight.

HSBC: special focus

HSBC: special focus

Euromoney's recent coverage of the global banking group from its global footprint, management shifts and strategic overhaul.

Currency wars: special focus

Currency wars: special focus

Call it what you will – currency war, competitive devaluation, currency manipulation, currency intervention – but central banks are knee-deep in the trenches as they battle to lower their exchange rates and boost their economies.

UBS: special focus

UBS: special focus

Euromoney's recent coverage of the Swiss bank's private-banking led strategic overhaul.

Libyan Investment Authority: special focus

Libyan Investment Authority: special focus

Inside the LIA’s litigious pursuit of Gaddafi-era investments brokered by Western financial institutions as it brings controversial claims against Goldman Sachs, a Dutch asset manager and Société Générale.

The euro – defying death: special focus

The euro – defying death: special focus

There has been more speculation about the death of the euro but despite the doomsday diatribes of a possible break-up and the predilection of pessimists to dig up such terms as Armageddon and Apocalypse, the single currency is still alive and kicking.

SEFs (swap execution facilities): Special focus

SEFs (swap execution facilities): Special focus

Swap execution facility (SEF) regulations, intended to increase transparency and reduce swap market risk, have been reported to impact market makers’ margins and liquidity, creating wider spreads for end-users.

Swiss franc: special focus

Swiss franc: special focus

The Swiss National Bank has been under sustained fire in its attempt to defend its euro peg in recent years.

Iran sanctions: special focus

Iran sanctions: special focus

Euromoney investigates how the relaxation of western sanctions on Iran – dubbed the world’s most lucrative closed economy – will jump-start trade and capital flows from Europe to the Gulf, and plots a vision for the country's banking system and economic transformation, more generally.

Sterling: special focus

Sterling: special focus

Sterling has dropped to its lowest level in over two years as the prospect has heightened of further monetary easing in the UK to ward off a triple-dip recession.