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Crédit Agricole cedes to pressure on structure

Crédit Agricole cedes to pressure on structure

February 2016

French bank joins mutual banking reform; investors hope for capital boost, fear earnings dilution.


Piraeus debacle stokes fears of intervention

February 2016

CEO resigns after capital raising; NBG sale fails to lift spirits.

Latin America: Will 2016 be the year of euro DCM?

February 2016

Volatility slams international DCM shut; choppy access but strong liquidity in 2016.

The incredible shrinking bond market

February 2016

SWF pull billions from bonds; flight to quality in high yield.

Invesco joins asset managers in robo race

February 2016

Robos selling to gain scale; buy side sees ETF distribution role.

Niche players thrive in wealth management

February 2016

Proliferation of smaller firms; compliance and risk costs deter internationals.

Banks frustrated as Iran’s Swift return is held up

February 2016

Teething troubles for messaging system; ICBC at vanguard of interested foreign banks.

MPS securitization beats bad debt, bail-in rout

February 2016

Troubled Tuscan lender taps new funding; ABS benefits from ‘safe haven’ status.

Oil slump raises Venezuela default risk

February 2016

Sovereign highly exposed to oil price drop; default still not fully priced into bonds.

Kuwait’s banks brace for property crash

February 2016

Market set to slump, claims new report; financials make up 80% of bourse.

China rainmakers pour into private equity

February 2016

Big names move to buyout firms; private equity ‘has money to burn’.

China: Currency contortions threaten dim sum

February 2016

Gap between onshore and offshore exposed; Hong Kong dim sum market in doubt.

Municipal bonds: Puerto Rico no problem for US muni market

February 2016

Concerns remain for Chicago, Illinois and Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico’s ballooning debt contained.

Beijing seeks to allay fears of China crisis

February 2016

Market and currency turmoil weigh on growth; financial and stock market reforms needed.

Iran sanctions: special focus

January 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.

New twist in Barclays saga as Staveley sues for £1bn

January 2016

A long history of dispute over what the Gulf-based adviser should be paid for her role in helping the UK bank raise capital during the financial crisis, first revealed by Euromoney, has been revived – and escalated – by a new claim lodged in the UK High Court.

Estonia offers safer option than France or South Korea

January 2016

The Baltic state leapfrogged both sovereigns in the global ratings last year, making its credit ratings outdated.

Sideways: Loss, camera, action

January 2016

The film of The Big Short provides a welcome reminder of the glory days of Morgan Stanley’s fixed income franchise, when Howie Hubler managed to lose $9 billion on botched structured credit tranche trades.

Sanction removal unveils Iran currency hopes

January 2016

Iran is emerging from the shadows to re-establish itself as a prime player in the Middle East. Moves are afoot to rid the country of its black-market exchange rate and develop a working currency forward market.

New entrants shake up prime brokerage field

January 2016

For many prime brokers, 2015 was a chastening year amid rising macro risks, capital charges and innovation paving the way for a new breed of providers – but the traditional bank providers and the new entrants insist they target a different client base.

FX prime brokerage enters new era

January 2016

The past 12 months have seen fees rise in FX prime brokerage, with many admitting there is probably more to come this year – but it has not all been bad news for clients, with the business benefiting from innovation, with technology, and particularly risk-management systems, an increasing priority among providers.

Macaskill on markets: The mystery of the Basel outlier

January 2016

The Basel Committee on Bank Supervision released long-awaited guidance on a new capital regime for market risk in January. It did not, however, solve the mystery of which bank was the outlier in a study of the potential effect of a change in trading risk evaluation.

Emerging markets: special focus

January 2016

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.

Poland’s plummeting political risk score foreshadows downgrade

January 2016

Poland’s sovereign bond spreads are in turmoil, after a shock downgrade by Standard & Poor’s (S&P). The move follows a sharp drop in its political risk score in the latest Euromoney Country Risk (ECR) survey.

Financial regulation: special focus

January 2016

JPMorgan’s results a warning to investment bank shareholders

January 2016

Shareholders should be as worried by modest returns at the American market leader as by outright losses at Deutsche and other struggling European investment banks.

Basel III undercuts allure of notional pooling

January 2016

Regulatory requirements have increased the cost associated with notional pooling as a liquidity management tool, with many banks restricting the product to their best-rated clients.

FX volatility wreaks havoc on UK corporate treasurers

January 2016

Businesses will need to closely manage their exposures to currencies this year to avert losses, as notable exchange-rate moves this month are already threatening to eat into profits, warn foreign-exchange experts.

Investors unimpressed by strong US bank earnings

January 2016

Investors focus on exposure to oil; banks see no contagion yet.

Market pressures build on Saudi riyal but peg looks unbreakable

January 2016

Trading bets against the Saudi peg have jumped since the collapse in oil prices, despite the Kingdom’s sizeable FX reserves cushion.