Between a rock star and a hard place
Despite political football, the bank is still in the game
Debt service costs will hit profits; regulators see M&A as the answer.
Judge rules profits must be explained; 28 people to have their email searched.
A flurry of new deals points to an exciting new business possibility for Apac banks in 2015.
If forthcoming regulation fails to guarantee robust loss-absorbing capacity at central clearing counterparties (CCPs), their increasing systemic importance could usher in a new generation of organizations that are too big to fail.
Turkey’s president has tried to kick of one of the country’s largest banks into touch, through public attacks and behind-the-scenes pressure. Despite becoming a political football, Bank Asya is still in the game. Can Turkey’s reputation in the west as a place to do business survive Erdogan’s continued, politically-motivated vendetta?
Three years ago, the leader of one of the world’s biggest countries almost called for a run on one of its biggest banks.
Intercompany credit data suggests companies are more willing to borrow than banks claim. But what’s the point of banks if they won’t lend?
Don’t believe the G20 hype. In interviews with Euromoney, the world’s top financial policymakers admit regulatory tensions are tight. What’s more, the collateral damage of the focus on too-big-to-fail, capital rules and bankruptcy resolution risk rolling back financial globalization. Is it time to change the terms of the discussion?
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.
Strong results across the sector; banking system ‘a source of strength’.
Many of South Africa’s leading companies see a once-in-a-generation chance to build businesses across the continent. Banks in South Africa spy an opportunity too, by growing around the region alongside their clients. Can they make the most of it?
The traditional players continued to fight it out for investment banking spoils in the Asia-Pacific region in 2014, but Chinese banks are on the rise and regionals are pushing for a bigger share of the pie.
Executives from Diamond Bank and Carlyle reveal the rationale for the latter's investment in the lender, citing the long-term investment horizon despite the oil-driven volatility in Nigeria’s economy.
New York’s highest court has delivered a boost for the global banking model but the international legal architecture remains a minefield.
Brazil’s banking industry exclaimed loudly that another four years of Dilma Rousseff would be a disaster for the country. Now that she has been re-elected, have the bankers changed their minds?
It is not often new countries open up to international banks. Nine lenders have recently received licences to operate in Myanmar. It gives them a ready advantage in a country that lacks some basic infrastructure.
Global banks may feel that purging their correspondent banking relationships will help them de-risk, but they should beware the unintended consequences.
The Central Bank of Seychelles has taken full control of one of nine banks on the Indian Ocean archipelago, in one of the clearest examples yet of the impact of global banks exiting correspondent banking relationships.
The development of Angola's capital markets has been long promised but recent indications from the country's capital-markets commission suggests secondary public-debt trading could begin as early as next month. Nevertheless, it's unclear when the stock exchange will open its doors.
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