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A husband-and-wife business pursuing a negligence claim against RBS for product mis-selling is taking its fight to the Court of Appeal, in a gripping case that could open the floodgates for more mis-selling claims. It could even bring into question basic terms and conditions of standard banking contracts across all asset classes.


Deutsche Bank keeps cash and trade link

April 2015

Michael Spiegel, global head of trade finance and cash management corporates, reveals how the bank has created a strong internal structure of collaboration.

NDF growth challenged by buy-side concerns, product competition

April 2015

Non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) have experienced impressive growth in recent years, providing a solution to the problem of trading spot FX in many emerging markets (EMs) where currencies are not deliverable. Regulatory and liquidity concerns, combined with competing FX products, have moderated buy-side enthusiasm.

Why are these FX brokers offering so much leverage?

April 2015

While EU regulators debate the merits of introducing a leverage cap, one online broker offering extreme levels of leverage makes a case for the defence.

Deutsche's Reid hits the right note

April 2015

Fans of Jim Reid, Deutsche Bank’s seasoned head of global fundamental credit strategy, enjoy his regular insights on macro strategy delivered in lucid, and often humorous, prose. Euromoney is thoroughly impressed to learn that he has another, so to speak, string to his bow, namely playing the piano.

Canadian dollar: Spocking the loonie

April 2015

The Canadian dollar typically trades in the shadow of the all-powerful US currency, but last month that momentarily changed as global interest in the ‘loonie’ soared to intergalactic highs.

SME financing: special focus

April 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.

Euromoney Country Risk Survey Q1 2015: Russia crisis, China fragility and EMs’ capital-flow shock

April 2015

Emerging markets (EMs) with fiscal and external imbalances, vulnerable to capital outflows – including oil and other commodity producers struggling to balance their budgets – are among the 72 sovereigns downgraded since the end of 2014 by more than 440 economists and other country-risk experts.

Citi's top TS banker eyes SME support

April 2015

Naveed Sultan, global head of treasury and trade solutions (TTS) at Citi, explains the importance of developing SME and MME financing options, as the clout of transaction services to Citi's business strategy grows.

African PE executives: Collaborate to boost deal-flow

April 2015

Private equity investment has reached pre-financial crisis levels in Africa. However, more deals could be executed if there was more collaboration between funds, private equity managers say, against the backdrop of a more challenging commodity-driven economic cycle.

Sterling faces Lehman moment as reality of lose-lose election sets in

April 2015

The UK has entered election mode, with concerns about the country’s political future dominating trading in sterling. Volatility is rising and investors are seeking protection in the options market.

Financial regulation: special focus

April 2015

What's missing from Facebook's digital payments plan

April 2015

Facebook’s arrival on the digital payment scene will inevitably see it become a significant player. But, so far, Facebook is not offering a revolution in the global payment infrastructure and tie-ups with disruptive new technologies would truly transform the FX landscape.

Basel attacks on credit ratings misfire

April 2015

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s (BCBS) proposals to reduce lenders' reliance on external credit ratings and boost the risk sensitivity of exposures through new metrics could trigger a slew of unintended consequences, according to a Fitch report.

Emerging markets: special focus

April 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.

US dollar: special focus

April 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?

TLAC: what you should know

April 2015

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Russia-Ukraine conflict: special focus

April 2015

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

China: special focus

April 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.

Bitcoin: special focus

April 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...

Dollar rally running out of steam

April 2015

The meteoric rise of the US dollar seems unstoppable but cynics are beginning to emerge, as economic data and relative valuations suggest the currency’s ascent is starting to look overheated.

Regulatory and cost concerns crimping BPO adoption

April 2015

Bank payment obligations (BPOs) could transform the transaction-services industry, but there is still caution in the market over associated costs and regulation.

South Africa's finance minister sticks to fiscal guns

April 2015

South Africa’s deteriorating economic outlook has fuelled fears of a credit downgrade to junk status. Nhlanhla Nene, South Africa’s minister of finance, explains to Euromoney the country's fiscal balancing act.

Stock Connect: China shorting plan ‘needs more lenders’

April 2015

The pool of approved stock lenders for the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect short selling scheme must be widened for the initiative to succeed, according to market experts.

Iraq finance: Geopolitical pawns

April 2015

Iraq is asking UK investors to help finance its war against Islamic State. Are pension funds equipped to mix politics with prudence?

Share buybacks: Robbing Peter to pay Paul

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Iranian banks take to the courts

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Emerging Europe: Euro bond buyers flock to Balkan quartet

April 2015

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Latin America: Oil drop prompts Mexico review

April 2015

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Bank of Beirut fine adds to Lebanon woes

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UK levy shows increasing burden of regulatory scrutiny; concerns rise over banks’ access to dollar funding.



 
       
 

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