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Middle East: Special focus

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Banking

Downfall of a dynasty: The last days of Ricardo Salgado and Banco Espírito Santo

Downfall of a dynasty: The last days of Ricardo Salgado and Banco Espírito Santo

October 2014

Bankers in Lisbon say the demise of BES is a watershed moment for the country: the turning point when old Portugal became new Europe. Ricardo Salgado tried every trick he knew to save his empire, but found that the Portuguese establishment could not – or would not – save him. How did Salgado’s efforts to shore up Espírito Santo through the commercial paper market hasten, rather than avert, his downfall?




Capital markets

Draghi prays for a miracle but capital weightings leave his ABS purchase programme fatally hobbled

Draghi prays for a miracle but capital weightings leave his ABS purchase programme fatally hobbled

October 2014

ABS purchases to include Greece and Cyprus as ECB reveals latest plan for balance-sheet expansion.




Forex

FX options awaken amid volatility uptick

FX options awaken amid volatility uptick

October 2014

Spikes of volatility have appeared in FX markets in recent weeks, prompting speculation that a long period of dormancy in currency options might be coming to an end. However, reports of a forthcoming bonanza could be exaggerated, some analysts say.




Investment

Philippines fumbles its infrastructure

Philippines fumbles its infrastructure

October 2014

Often touted as having the region’s best growth prospects, the nation is struggling to make sure those hopes come true and aren’t dashed by poor foundations.




Transaction services

Arab Bank: The tyranny of KYC

Arab Bank: The tyranny of KYC

October 2014

The fine handed out to Arab Bank for allegedly financing Hamas poses fundamental questions for the banking industry.




Private banking

Private banking and wealth management guide 2014

Private banking and wealth management guide 2014

October 2014

Sponsored research guide




Real Estate rssfeed

Real estate survey 2014: New era of financing emerges from the ashes

September 2014

Liquidity is up and leverage is down. Alternative lenders are stepping in where banks can no longer tread. While the period of re-regulation may not yet be over, real estate finance is starting to look in rude health once again.

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Regions and emerging markets

RBI’s Rajan sounds alarm over breakdown in global coordination

RBI’s Rajan sounds alarm over breakdown in global coordination

October 2014

A lack of international monetary policy coordination and efforts to beef up the IMF to reflect the newfound clout of emerging markets (EMs) raises the risks of trade protectionism and market volatility, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan tells Euromoney.




Final days of Ricardo Salgado and Banco Espírito Santo

Euromoney Pulse Survey: Renminbi’s internationalization continues apace
When BES collapsed earlier this year, markets briefly feared a return of the crisis to Portugal and to Europe. Even after the bank's bailout, investigators still pore over bank documents, transfers and deals, trying to make sense of Salgado’s last days battling to keep his empire afloat. The backstory is of an extraordinary decades-long rivalry between the country's two pre-eminent business families.