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Questions of cash: From global universal banks to regional aspirants, transaction services has become a core part of the post-crisis offering.

Euromoney has been covering transaction banking for many years, but this is the first time we have published an annual transaction services guide, reflecting our enhanced focus on and coverage of a business area that is crucial to banks and their clients.

35th annual Sibos event; transaction banking convergence; Bitcoin; EU card-fee cap backlash; Sepa looms; Middle East cash management

Published in conjunction with the Ministry of Treasury of the Republic of Poland, Bank Zachodni WBK, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland and Energa

Brazil is riding high on the economic gains of the past few years, with its membership of the elite of developing nations confirmed. But some have concerns about the direction the country will take under new president Dilma Rousseff.

Turkey emerges stronger from global crisis

Fiscal rule puts budget deficit on autopilot

Turkish banking sets an example

Unrivalled investment house

New sources of investment

High volume, low-value cross-currency payments lacking efficiency – until now
Deutsche Bank

Commerzbank: new giant keeps it personal
Commerzbank

SWFT case study: Voith
Unicredit

The global financial climate has forced treasurers to focus on making the best use of resources, wherever they may be. Technological developments are making that easier, but they are also having to cope with a tighter regulatory environment.

At a difficult time for the global asset management industry, the GCC countries are increasingly attractive markets. The region’s oil and gas fuelled wealth and increasing investment sophistication offer huge opportunities. Regional financial centres equipped with world-class regulation and facilities provide the right environments for international firms to establish local operations, while the Shariah-compliant investment market is growing in popularity and diversity.

Do you know your Apportionment from your Binary Options? Your Collateralized Obligations from your Gross Redemption Yields? If not, you needn’t look any further as this exclusive downloadable guide brought to you by Euromoney has over 30 pages of terminology from the financial industry explained.

A degree of blurring and overlapping in the terminology of the banking, insurance and investment management industries has been inevitable. This guide aims to demystify many of those terms, bringing some of the more frequently used technical expressions in all three disciplines into a concise, single volume. We hope it will serve as a useful guide for market participants in all three areas of the financial services sector.

Latin America is on the move, undergoing an investment and financing boom unprecedented in its history. Latin American companies are acquiring globally, expanding regionally, and investing heavily in productive capacity, and R&D. Infrastructure projects are proliferating throughout the region. These developments reflect the region’s positive economic backdrop and corporate confidence in the economic policies and political stability that have come to characterize most of the region for the past few years.

Are you fully up to date with developments on Europe's exchange traded fund market? With experts predicting rapid growth in the next few years and demand for the product from both institutional and retail investors intensifying, it is essential for industry professionals to keep ahead of the game.

Already worth more than an estimated $2 trillion per day, the global foreign exchange (FX) market is the most transparent and liquid of the world’s financial markets, and will become more so over the coming years, with some analysts projecting continued rapid growth. “This year is set to be when the FX market daily trading volume will break the symbolic mark of $3 trillion,” comments a report published in January by Celent.

Modern Islamic finance has a history stretching back more than three decades. But many bankers believe 2006 will prove to be the breakout year in its evolution – when a niche play finally went mainstream. The stigma that Islamic financial products struggled to overcome – they were once seen as instruments suited only to Muslims' religious beliefs – has been shed as banks proffer an ever more sophisticated array of Sharia-compliant products to a market whose appetite shows few signs of abating.

Download this free research guide in PDF format. Contents include: Currency management in a changing landscape; A dialogue on new volatility models; Traders mourn the death of FX volatility.

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The volatile dollar: the road ahead

The volatile dollar: the road ahead

Diverging monetary policy trends and asymmetric growth prospects suggest that the recent, wide swings in the USDCAD exchange rate are likely to continue in the second half of the year.

Prepare for changes in cash pooling

Prepare for changes in cash pooling

Basel III, expected to come into effect by 2019, will have massive implications on the notional cash-pooling business, making it much harder for banks to offer this service profitably.

Shaping the business model of the future

Shaping the business model of the future

Amid a dynamic and evolving investment banking environment, in which the largest players are struggling, some more nimble operators are bucking the trend and achieving returns on equity comparable to before the financial crisis.

Top treasury priorities revealed

Top treasury priorities revealed

Macroeconomic and geopolitical forces are creating an environment of heightened risks, divergent growth, and tax and regulatory uncertainty for corporates.

Societe Generale offers game-changing credit derivatives for insurers

Societe Generale offers game-changing credit derivatives for insurers

Thanks to the strong CLN and credit tranches franchise it has developed with retail and private investors, Societe Generale is able to offer to insurers a competitive range of credit derivative-based products and to design innovative solutions specifically for this client segment, whether for investment or hedging purposes.

A guide to financial risk for CEOs

A guide to financial risk for CEOs

CEOs are expected by shareholders and other stakeholders to guide their companies through today’s shifting risk landscape and deliver on financial objectives.

Looking east

Looking east

Russia and China are entering a golden age, as the two superpowers finesse political relations, boost the mutual use of one another's currencies and forge profitable new bilateral trade routes.

Building for the future

Building for the future

Public-private partnerships are all the rage in Russia, with toll roads, motorways, airports and medical facilities springing up around the country.

India: Beyond a boundary

India: Beyond a boundary

Indian debt capital markets are increasingly integrated into the global financial system, offering opportunities for investors and issuers alike.

All change in European cash management

All change in European cash management

In the third and final article on innovation in cash management, Benoit Desserre (Global Head of Payments and Cash Management), Eric Bayle (Head of Payments and Cash Management in the UK) and Bart De Boer (Head of Payments and Cash Management in Germany) discuss recent and future developments in cash management in Europe.

Time running out in APA compliance challenge

Time running out in APA compliance challenge

Final implementation of MiFID II is now just under 18 months away, yet the systems required to comply with the APA regime for pre- and post-trade reporting have not yet been built.

Asia: from an emerging market to a unique opportunity

Asia: from an emerging market to a unique opportunity

In the second of a series of articles on innovation in cash management, Michelle Wang (head of payments and cash management in China), Louis-David Rouyer (head of payments and cash management in Hong Kong & Singapore) and Benoit Desserre (global head of payments and cash management) at Société Générale discuss recent and future developments in cash management in Asia.