EEMEA round-up: Turkey

Turkey’s banks survived a full-blown crisis this year, but they retain a high risk profile, according to a report by Standard & Poor’s.

West gets a taste for Russia’s investment banks

If 2006 was the year that western financial institutions began to cherry-pick Russia’s tastiest retail banking operations, 2007 looks set to see them turn their attention to the country’s investment banks.

Have Wall Street banks gone subprime at the wrong time?

Wall Street is praying that the US economy will land softly now that the Federal Reserve has pricked the housing market bubble, because it will be bad news for mortgage origination if house prices stall for long or, even worse, fall.

Asia round-up: Golden deal for Banco De Oro

The lengthy courtship between domestic Philippine lenders Banco De Oro (BDO) and Equitable PCI Bank (EPCIB) drew to a successful conclusion in November with news that the two banks had finally agreed terms for a merger.

West gets a taste for Russia’s investment banks

If 2006 was the year that western financial institutions began to cherry-pick Russia’s tastiest retail banking operations, 2007 looks set to see them turn their attention to the country’s investment banks.

EEMEA round-up: UAE

The Nakheel Group has sold a $2.5 billion ijara sukuk, the first equity-linked sukuk to be issued.

Have Wall Street banks gone subprime at the wrong time?

Wall Street is praying that the US economy will land softly now that the Federal Reserve has pricked the housing market bubble, because it will be bad news for mortgage origination if house prices stall for long or, even worse, fall.

Asia round-up: Golden deal for Banco De Oro

The lengthy courtship between domestic Philippine lenders Banco De Oro (BDO) and Equitable PCI Bank (EPCIB) drew to a successful conclusion in November with news that the two banks had finally agreed terms for a merger.

EEMEA round-up: Georgia

The Bank of Georgia is planning to launch an IPO of its global depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange.

Bond Outlook November 15th

When interest rates are moving little or predictably, it is time for fixed-interest investors to turn to thoughts of … currency.

Internship Idol

First there was Pop Idol, then American Idol, and now, Internship Idol.

Internship Idol

First there was Pop Idol, then American Idol, and now, Internship Idol.