May 2020

Top Stories

Multilaterals spin a global web to contain coronavirus

From the World Bank to the African Development Bank, multilaterals are pooling cash and human resources to combat the impact of Covid-19 on members. They’re doing a good job with what they have, but, in a capital-constrained world, should they be mobilizing more?

Banking

Coronavirus: EBRD gears up to fill the gap

Fast-track financing, infrastructure support and equity investment opportunities: first vice-president Jürgen Rigterink details the development bank’s Covid-19 crisis response – and delivers a warning to banks in its region.

Asia: Could Covid-19 be the making of the AIIB?

The AIIB has spent five years laying down foundations; the next five will define it. This leanest and newest of the multilaterals is responding rapidly to the coronavirus challenge. The lessons it learns now will help boost and broaden its role.

Emerging Europe

CEE banks shape up for Covid-19 battle

CEE banks shape up for Covid-19 battle

Economies and banking sectors in emerging Europe have gone into the coronavirus crisis in good shape. But will they be able to navigate the political fallout from the expected downturn?

Western Europe

Investment banking

Fintech

How fintech can save us from Covid-19

How fintech can save us from Covid-19

Financial technology is not being employed to its best effect, while the coronavirus financial relief effort is struggling. Banks need to innovate and work with fintechs if they are to ensure that the most vulnerable do not get left behind.

CSR

What now for environmental finance?

What now for environmental finance?

The momentum for environmental finance had been growing, but Covid-19 has forced a pause. Can environmental finance help economies to ‘build back better’? And how can that movement boost environmental finance?

Asia Pacific

China’s march to capital markets

China’s march to capital markets

Global banks are finally getting full access to China’s capital markets. Regulators will let them own joint ventures outright as they roll out a host of services from forex to advisory to wealth management. For Beijing it’s a final frontier – and there’s no going back.

Capital markets

Comment

Columns

Macaskill on markets: Central bank and chill?

Macaskill on markets: Central bank and chill?

Central bank corporate credit support is helping to cut debt costs for borrowers such as Netflix. A government put option won’t cure all the problems looming in the credit markets, however.

Front End

Covid-19 quotes of the month: May 2020

Covid-19 quotes of the month: May 2020

During the coronavirus crisis, Euromoney’s mission is to get the key figures in finance to tell us what it means for their firms and for the industry. We’ll run some of the key things they tell us each month.