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Merrill Lynch wins injunction in Novo Banco bail-in row

Merrill Lynch wins injunction in Novo Banco bail-in row

April 2016

In the latest twist in a complicated and controversial saga, the administrative court in Lisbon has provisionally blocked the Bank of Portugal's attempt to bail in some of its senior bondholders.


Sideways: Goldman’s new cast members aren’t contenders for the top

April 2016

Goldman Sachs had a logical, humdrum reason to acquire $16 billion of deposits from GE Capital to boost its fledgling online retail operation, GS Bank.

Pension funds cut FX costs

April 2016

Execution management systems (EMSs) are playing a key role in enabling pension funds to lower their FX costs.

Country risk: In search of the next investment grade

April 2016

Euromoney’s risk survey successfully predicted the move to investment grade for the Philippines in 2013, and it is once again highlighting other sovereign borrowers – in particular Hungary and Paraguay – with prospects for a similar upgrade.

Treasurers embrace corporate cards

April 2016

Corporate treasurers are showing increased interest in credit cards – with the payment data boosting working-capital management – but the benefits might not be available to every company.

Macaskill on markets: Goldman’s Game of Marketing gets desperate

April 2016

As Goldman Sachs released the worst first quarter results by a leading US dealer in April, it placed a video discussion with Game of Thrones co-creator David Benioff in prime position on its corporate website.

FX: Fund managers awake to Mifid II

April 2016

With the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (Mifid II) on the horizon, the regulation is likely to impact FX market structure – indirectly.

FX: Fired currency traders fight back

April 2016

Ex-Citi trader Carly McWilliams’ employment tribunal win will spur on other fired currency traders waiting for their day in court and encourage more women to bring unfair dismissal claims, say legal experts. The banks’ argument that a handful of rogue traders acting behind senior managers’ backs were to blame for the currency rigging scandal is contested.

India: DBS's digibank launch brings in biometric banking

April 2016

DBS’s launch of a new digital bank in India provides a test case for a branchless model of banking in Asia that will influence a dozen other markets in the years ahead.

Goldman Sachs: special focus

April 2016

Euromoney's recent coverage of the US investment bank.

US banks: Goldman Sachs the biggest loser on Wall Street

April 2016

Trading the weakest link; firm ‘needs restructuring’.

Fintech 2016: MangoPay delivers financial services to fintech sector

April 2016

The French payment API provider is becoming the partner of choice for crowdfunding and crowdinvesting platforms across Europe that the incumbent banks can’t or won’t serve.

Country risk: Oil crisis sharpens Nigeria’s investor risks

April 2016

A plunging country risk score illustrates how the problems are still mounting for Africa’s largest economy.

OTC FX trading becomes ‘exchange-like’

April 2016

Exchanges and the over-the-counter (OTC) market might have moved a little closer in recent years, but it is far from inevitable that demand for greater trading clarity will push a sizeable chunk of the market away from OTC.

Fintech 2016: OnDeck seeks scale through international expansion

April 2016

Specialist small business lender grows fast; more banks seek to white label its offering.

High transaction costs turbocharge payment revolution

April 2016

High costs for cross-border transactions imposed by a banking oligarchy are tempting some corporates towards trying out new payment service providers in the fintech world.

TLAC: what you should know

April 2016

We explain the FSB's total loss-absorbing capacity requirements for global systemically important banks (G-Sibs).

Fintech 2016: Huddlestock aims to disrupt institutional asset management

April 2016

Norwegian fintech company aims to put small investors into investment ideas normally reserved for hedge funds.

Fintech 2016: Wirex brings blockchain to personal banking

April 2016

Start-up is growing fast; bitcoin leg cheapens FX conversion.

Slovakia leaps ahead of France, reveals country risk survey

April 2016

They’re cheering in Bratislava as changing country-risk perceptions make Slovakia the safer option.

Funding Circle to launch marketplace lending ABS in Europe

April 2016

Deutsche Bank mandated for Reg-S sterling deal.

FX: The missing piece in the margin puzzle

April 2016

European banking authorities have diluted ‘currency mismatch’ haircut rules in forthcoming non-cleared derivatives legislation – but the bigger issue remains that traders still don’t know if they will have to post collateral on their uncleared FX derivative trades.

Orient IPO brings Citi partner to Hong Kong market

April 2016

Citi JV opts for Hong Kong for IPO, but should it have gone six months ago?

Trading is predictable during WM 4pm fix, says Pragma

April 2016

Trading within the five-minute window of the WM 4pm fix has become predictable due to the widespread use of algorithms among banks and buy-side institutions, according to research published by Pragma.

Banks begin blockchain payment integration

April 2016

Banks are taking tentative steps to integrating blockchain technology, but so far they have focused on following established payment processes.

Deutsche Bank: special focus

April 2016

Euromoney's recent coverage of the German universal bank.

Iran sanctions: special focus

April 2016

Euromoney investigates how the relaxation of western sanctions on Iran – dubbed the world’s most lucrative closed economy – will jump-start trade and capital flows from Europe to the Gulf, and plots a vision for the country's banking system and economic transformation, more generally.

Russia-Ukraine conflict: special focus

April 2016

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

US dollar: special focus

April 2016

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

April 2016

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.