Essien’s Ecobank charm offensive

Essien’s Ecobank charm offensive

Albert Essien has brought much-needed calm to the bank

Too quick to PIK?

Too quick to PIK?

The deals set to haunt European high yield

Bundesbank’s Dombret says trust restored in European banking system

Bundesbank’s Dombret says trust restored in European banking system

November 2014

In an interview with Euromoney, Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret sounds an upbeat note on the rigour of the ECB’s asset-quality review (AQR) and the eurozone’s resolution arrangements, but issues a sharp warning over banks’ risk-free treatment of sovereign debt.


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  • Essien’s Ecobank charm offensive

    Albert Essien has brought much-needed calm to a bank that, just a few months ago, was in crisis. Ecobank’s African network remains intact. It now has two powerful, strategic shareholders. But can the bank avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?


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    Malaysia gears up for consolidation in its financial sector as the three-way deal moves ahead.


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    A shake-up in Standard Chartered's Asean capital markets team prepares the ground for a 2015 growth push.


  • Modi makeover ignites India’s banking leaders

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