How Europe’s worst-hit banks hope to survive negative rates

How Europe’s worst-hit banks hope to survive negative rates

February 20, 2020
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

A few big banks in Germany, Switzerland and France pay the majority of the charges their central banks now levy on their reserves – Euromoney looks at which ones are worst affected and asks how they can manage the pain and maintain a conservative approach to liquidity and risk.

When conduct goes wrong, who do you blame?

When conduct goes wrong, who do you blame?

February 17, 2020

If Credit Suisse's board felt able to fire a chief executive who was not personally involved in spying, how will Barclays respond if its own CEO falls foul of a personal regulatory probe?

China’s state banks close branches as coronavirus spreads

China’s state banks close branches as coronavirus spreads

February 14, 2020
By ELLIOT WILSON

As the death toll rises, China’s big state lenders are being forced to shutter branches and Beijing has reacted by disbursing loans to afflicted companies – but the sector is also hit by slowing credit growth and a sharp rise in NPLs.

ECB: Helicopter money could lift the mood in Europe

ECB: Helicopter money could lift the mood in Europe

February 13, 2020
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Christine Lagarde’s strategic review should usher in new targets and new tools at the European Central Bank, as the risks to growth rise and negative rates become counter-productive.

Goldman and IB: Where do you go from number one?

Goldman and IB: Where do you go from number one?

February 05, 2020
By MARK BAKER

The co-head of investment banking wants the firm to 'win by more' in the businesses where it already leads, but ramp up its client coverage overall – and roll out its transaction banking platform.

Europe: Did the banks cry wolf on negative rates?

Europe: Did the banks cry wolf on negative rates?

February 03, 2020
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

As the howls of anguish at negative interest rates reach a crescendo, central bankers and prominent economists are still convinced that Europe’s financial sector would be even worse off were base rates above zero.

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HSBC: special focus

HSBC: special focus

January 14, 2020

Euromoney's recent coverage of the global banking group from its global footprint, management shifts and strategic overhaul.