WireTap 1400 31/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including reports that data from December 2011 suggests that the Eurozone is verging on a recession.

WireTap 0900 31/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that European banks are preparing to tap the ECB's emergency funding scheme for up to twice as much as the ECB supplied in its debut €489bn auction last month.

RBS CEO bows down to bonus pressure

After a whirlwind political and media storm, RBS's CEO Stephen Hester agrees not to receive a £1 million bonus, while Citi says it will be cutting bonuses across the whole bank

WireTap 0900 30/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that Stephen Hester, RBS chief executive, agreed on Sunday night to give up a bonus worth almost £1m.

WireTap 1400 30/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has pled not guilty to charges of fraud and false accounting.

Greece: The cost of abandoning equal treatment

The Institute of International Finance’s principles for stable capital flows and fair debt restructuring set forth an approach to voluntary negotiations between distressed borrowers and their creditors based on transparency, dialogue, good-faith negotiations and equal treatment.

WireTap 1400 27/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that signs of tension between France and Germany over the eurozone rescue have emerged again, as expectations rise that a deal to restructure Greece’s sovereign debt could be agreed as early as this weekend.

WireTap 0900 27/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that RBS has chosen to half its chief executive's bonus for the year

WireTap 0900 26/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that the Federal Reserve is expecting near-zero interest rates until 2014.

WireTap 1400 25/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news on how the ECB is said to oppose haircut on its own Greek debt

WireTap 0900 25/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that UK Prime Minister David Cameron has demanded a cap on RBS chief exeuctive Stephen Hester's bonus.

WireTap 0900 24/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that Japan is likely to report its first annual trade deficit in more than 30 years.

WireTap 1400 24/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news on how UK government debt broke through the £1 trillion barrier.

WireTap 0900 23/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including reports that the bank capital directive being worked on by the European Parliament could lead to an increase in mortgage costs and the risk of foreclosures.

WireTap 1400 23/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that the head of the IMF has said that the eurozone needs a bigger firewall to prevent Italy and Spain sliding towards default.

CME: S&P downgrades were a "non-event" for many

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange says the range of country and EFSF downgrades were actually "non-events" - due to the markets already pricing in these moves in anticipation of a credit rating slash.

WireTap 0900 20/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including how Italy’s banks were the biggest users of the special three-year funding mechanism launched by the European Central Bank in December.

WireTap 1400 20/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that Europe’s banks are preparing for a worsening of the sovereign debt crisis.

WireTap 1400 19/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that the US intends to expand its investigation into insider trading following the charging of a fourth ring of hedge-fund traders.

Sideways: Trying to square the ‘truth circle’

More coals were heaped on the head of Johnny Cameron after the details in December’s FSA report on the failure of RBS revealed how little he appeared to understand the mechanics of structured credit when he was head of global banking and markets at the firm.

WireTap 0900 19/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that Kodak has filed for bankruptcy

WireTap 1400 18/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that the IMF is seeking to boost its lending capacity by $500 billion.

WireTap 0900 18/01/11

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that Jerry Yang, Yahoo's co-founder and former chief executive, has resigned from its board of directors.

VCP builds a business on its USP

Vienna Capital Partners believes that its unique selling point as a local, independent adviser across CEE gives it the upper hand in the face of international competitors.

WireTap 1400 17/01/11

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news on the EFSF selling €1.5 billion of debt following its downgrade by Standard & Poor's yesterday.

WireTap 0900 17/01/2011

A round-up of the top stories from around the specialist financial media, including news that S&P has downgraded Europe's bailout fund

WireTap 1400 16/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including reports on faltering talks for a Greek debt swap.

WireTap 0900 16/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including how Greece’s creditors are considering an appeal to the French and German leaders for negotiations on the losses taken by banks and bondholders as part of a €100 billion deal considered crucial to bringing the country’s debt under control

Global finance: Running on empty

As the European bank-funding crisis pushes banks to fund themselves ever shorter-term, concerns are growing that collateral, the lifeblood of all secured borrowing, is running out.

ICBC International: The epitome of cool

Mary MacLeod jumped companies and cultures to join ICBC International as deputy CEO – and became the most powerful foreign banker in China, with an eye on global dominance.

WireTap 1400 13/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including how JPMorgan Chase has shown “modestly disappointing” results, as weak trading in its investment bank contributed to a 23 per cent year-on-year drop in fourth-quarter net income.

WireTap 0900 13/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that ECB governor Mario Draghi is confident his strategy to tackle the European debt crisis is working

WireTap 1400 12/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that Italy and Spain have had successful bond auctions at reduced yields.

WireTap 0900 12/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that RBS are cutting 3,500 jobs.

WireTap 1400 11/01/12

A round-up of the top stories from around the specialist financial media, including how stock index futures have dipped a day after top indexes hit a five-month high

WireTap 0900 11/01/2012

A round-up of the top stories from around the specialist financial media, including news that European competition officials have recommended blocking the tie-up between Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext

WireTap 1400 10/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news of Nomura’s wholesale banking chief quitting

WireTap 0900 10/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including reports that former Swiss central bank governor Hildebrand may have discussed the purchase of dollars, contrary to prior claims.

Ratings agency blames ratings

Interesting note from Fitch where it highlights the main "challenges" ahead are a result of half of the European countries being at risk of being downgraded

WireTap 1400 09/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including breaking news on how SNB's Hildebrand has resigned.

Nightmare isn't over for Hildebrand

SNB's president was cleared of any wrongdoing and retained his job, but he is now answering to parliament over the controversial currency transaction

Hildebrand says goodbye and SNB defends rates policy

The now-former Chairman of the Swiss National Bank says "resignation fills me with sadness", while the SNB confirmed that it will retain its current monetary policy with a minimum exchange rate of Sfr 1.20 against the Euro.

Pioneer Yunus promotes a social business network

In a society obsessed with maximizing profit, Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner and pioneer of microfinance through Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, has a new goal: to get business and finance to take off its ‘profit-maximizing glasses’ and think about its role in society instead

SNB's Hildebrand resigns

Swiss National Bank's Philipp Hildebrand has resigned, after initially retaining his presidency at the central bank

Borrowers turn into lenders

A media report may say it has exclusively revealed that borrowers have turned into lenders to banks - but Euromoney got this first in October 2011

WireTap 0900 09/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that the EU's newly gained powers over national budgets are soon to be put to the test in Belgium.

WireTap 1400 06/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that Irish bank bonds may be seeing a resurgence among investors.

Exploitation of FX markets?

Concerns continue to be raised over the lack of insider-trading law for the foreign-exchange industry, after the SNB's president Hildebrand was cleared of any wrongdoing when his family bought dollars just before the bank devalued the Swiss currency

WireTap 0900 06/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including how Bank of America's newest risk is the UniCredit sale

WireTap 1400 05/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that MF Global assets could be returned to investors as early as this month.

WireTap 0900 05/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including how 10,000 RBS bankers face losing their jobs as the bank draws up plans to retreat from investment banking

WireTap 0900 04/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including how investment banks are lowering expectations and cutting costs in Asia, which has been a region crucial to in recent years

WireTap 1400 04/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including coverage over the surge in emergency borrowing from the ECB

WireTap 1400 03/01/12

A round-up of the key stories across the specialist financial media, including news that a Greek government spokesperson has warned that Greece may have to withdraw from the eurozone if a second bailout is not secured.

Macao on winning streak

Gambling revenue surged last year for the ex-Portugese colony and special administrative region of the People's Republic of China

WireTap 0900 03/01/12

A round-up of the top stories from the specialist financial media, including news that the world's largest economies face $7.6 trillion worth of debt.