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Much has been said about the unfortunate timing of the Emirates NBD merger just before the global financial crisis, but what is often forgotten is just how challenging that merger would have been in any conditions.
It took the collapse of Banco Espírito Santo, rather than the eurozone crisis, to redraw the map of Portuguese banking. Will the revised landscape show Iberian consolidation, or a new Chinese foothold on the continent?
Basel wants end to use of credit ratings; further regulatory changes deplored.
Toshifumi Murata of Latin America for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) is confident of continued growth.
Retail banks to be hit hardest; corporate clients set for higher charges.
Viktor Orban’s spat with Hungary’s banks has cost the country dear. The bank tax may be on the way out, but the financial sector’s troubles are far from over.
Malaysia’s quest to create a regional champion with a large Islamic bank came to an end when a plan for a three-way merger was scrapped. The country’s second-largest lender by assets is now retrenching to boost returns and eyeing strategic acquisitions.
Charles Dallara, the former Greek-debt negotiator on behalf of the private sector in 2012, calls for wide-ranging reforms in Athens’ bailout package and issues a stark warning to northern Europe, after a calamitous week of negotiations.
Julius Baer fares worse than UBS and CS; small private banks’ M&A escape hampered.
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