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ECB QE: special focus

ECB QE: special focus

March 2015

Euromoney reports on the ECB's bid to reflate the eurozone through quantitative easing.


Negative CDS is within touching distance again

March 2015

Negative bond yields herald negative CDS; investment grade and high yield diverge.

Against the tide: Glow of recovery in Europe

March 2015

At times the ECB seems to lurk so far behind the curve that it appears to be using some sort of random monetary-policy generator.

SNB shocker spawns Downfall parody

March 2015

The internet responds to the crunch facing FX trading platforms post-SNB.

Debt restructuring with Chinese characteristics

March 2015

Critics may cry foul at the moral hazard but Beijing has bought itself time with its debt swap for local governments.

Euromoney’s experts clock Finland’s struggles before rating agencies

March 2015

A downgraded outlook from rating agency Fitch highlighting the sovereign’s economic difficulties was predicted by its country-risk score trend. Moody’s is lagging behind, but might respond when it reviews the sovereign in June.

Regulators eye leverage cap in FX

March 2015

The convulsions after the SNB’s decision to cease pegging the Swiss franc to the euro are still being felt, with regulators in Europe and Australia debating the merits of tougher controls on leverage in FX markets for retail investors.

Corporates call for tailored TS services amid retrenchment fears

March 2015

Treasurers tell Euromoney that banks should provide more bespoke solutions to fulfil their ever-more complex demands for transaction services. Banks' retrenchment, from products and services, is further widening the gap between the expectations of corporates and banks.

FX: Bats eyes European expansion for Hotspot

March 2015

FX platform Hotspot will launch a European matching engine later this year, after its acquisition by Bats Global Markets.

Banking model is still broken

March 2015

Optimism over a possible rally in bank stocks will prove short-lived if banks cannot allocate capital to businesses with adequate and sustainable returns.

Emerging markets: special focus

March 2015

A cyclical blip in a structural bull market or a fundamental re-appraisal of the growth and investment prospects in developing economies? Euromoney wades into the debate about the recent bear run in emerging markets and provides coverage of FX, fixed income and equity market trends.

Financial regulation: special focus

March 2015

Egypt back in vogue, but still a high-risk investment

March 2015

A return to the international capital markets in April is whetting the appetite of yield-hungry investors eager to snap up the $1.5 billion Eurobond likely to herald the first in a series of market offerings. But are the sovereign borrower’s risks being ignored?

Circuit breakers: Does FX need a kill switch?

March 2015

Foreign-exchange broker FXCM’s CEO calls for wider adoption of circuit breakers on FX platforms to prevent another Swiss franc shocker as seen on Black Thursday, but critics question whether it is the right solution and even suitable for an over-the-counter (OTC) market such as FX.

Russia-Ukraine conflict: special focus

March 2015

Euromoney's coverage of the economic and financial fallout from the conflict.

China: special focus

March 2015

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.

Corporates call for banks to beef up tech advisory

March 2015

Corporates need more assistance from their banking partners with on-boarding technology services such as Swift messaging, treasurers tell Euromoney.

Structured credit: Rebirth of synthetic CDOs

March 2015

Energy market volatility hits equity tranches; index dispersion at highest level since crisis.

Electronifie combines lit and dark corporate bond trading

March 2015

New trading system raises funds, prepares launch; 22 of top 50 asset managers signed up.

European corporates seize hybrid bond opportunity

March 2015

QE drives all-in yields to historic lows; Hybrids now more attractive than triple-B corporates.

FEMR consultation highlights scale of regulatory challenge in FX

March 2015

In its fair and effective markets review, the Bank of England has acknowledged end-users are largely ill-suited to the task of combating market misconduct in FICC markets. But opinion remains deeply divided over how best to strengthen oversight in wholesale markets, and which regulatory body should lead the charge.

Fintech: SME financing – AMP teaches banks how to lend to their own customers

March 2015

Micro SMEs still cut off from bank finance; new way to lend against cash flow.

US dollar: special focus

March 2015

The dollar suffered as a result of the Federal Reserve's massive quantitative easing programme. In 2012 it was the second-weakest performing G10 currency after the yen. That helped extend the bear trend that the dollar has been trapped in since 2002. But now, sentiment towards the dollar appears to be turning. Many believe that US growth is set to be the strongest among developed nations and that, while it will not happen immediately, the Fed will be the first among the world's big-three central banks to start withdrawing monetary stimulus. Could the 11-year regime of dollar weakness be about to end?

SME financing: special focus

March 2015

The vexed battle to finance small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continues in the eurozone and UK amid risk aversion, economic weakness, new regulations and banks’ balance-sheet repair. Project Merlin, Funding for Lending, Agency for Business Lending (ABL) and Breedon Report recommendations all aim to increase financing for SMEs. Here is a round-up of Euromoney's recent coverage.

Risk experts adopt a nuanced position on Austria

March 2015

The credit implications of resolving failed lender Hypo Group Alpe Adria (HGAA) are not what they seem. The upshot is Austria is not about to suffer the same fate as Cyprus, Iceland or Ireland.

Indian ECM volumes set to rise, while fees stay low

March 2015

A number of eye-catching deals in the Indian market in 2015 are creating excitement for bankers about the potential pipeline of deals this year.

Banks diversify to support Asia’s corporate expansion

March 2015

Increased working-capital efficiency and centralized treasury operations are freeing up the funds needed by Asia-based corporates to expand into new markets. This is pushing their banks to innovate with new treasury products and services.

EBS turnover bounces back as FX volatility returns

March 2015

Volume on anonymous platform EBS Market has increased during recent volatility, while disclosed EBS Direct continues to gain traction in Commonwealth currencies.

Private banking: Don't believe the techno hype – the branch model is not dead

March 2015

Technology versus branches. Is it either/or? Euromoney data correct some misconceptions about sources of growth in the industry and the Europe-US divide.

Bitcoin: special focus

March 2015

Cryptocurrency space – the final frontier for money. Below is the voyage of starship Euromoney. Its mission: to explore strange new digital currencies, to seek out new payments systems and gateways, to boldly go where no financial magazine has gone before...



 
       
 

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