Nigerian banks make a mint from a crisis

Nigerian banks make a mint from a crisis

Oil prices and currency controls created opportunities for some banks, which reported bumper gains from FX and fixed income last year, but no one is expecting a repeat of that.

Sideways: The ties between Wall Street, regulators and White House

Sideways: The ties between Wall Street, regulators and White House

By JON MACASKILL

If the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) does decide to weigh in on the issue of whether or not Blackstone’s trading in Hovnanian debt and default swaps constitutes market manipulation, it will revive questions about SEC chairman Jay Clayton’s ties to Goldman Sachs.

Which way next for ABN Amro?

Which way next for ABN Amro?

By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Despite healthy profits, is Kees van Dijkhuizen doing enough to close the digital gap with ING – and what happens when the Dutch mortgage market turns? Are the chief executive and his team capable of forging a longer-term rationale for the bank?

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AT1 capital/CoCo bonds: what you should know

AT1 capital/CoCo bonds: what you should know

Additional tier-1 (AT1) securities and contingent convertible capital instruments, known as CoCo bonds, absorb losses when the capital of the issuing financial institution falls below a supervisor-determined level.

HSBC: special focus

HSBC: special focus

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