Politics hobbles change in Vietnam

Following the arrest of the main shareholder of Vietnam’s Asia Commercial Bank, Nguyen Duc Kien, the Vietnamese government has introduced a state-owned asset management company to clean up the country’s opaque banking sector.

Citi gauges the risk of rapid rate rises

As Euromoney sits down with Michael Corbat and Jamie Forese, US treasury bond markets are in the grip of a summer sell-off spreading uncertainty and fear across Wall Street.

Citi: Taking share in flat markets

Since 2009, after John Havens had to slash headcount and reduce the investment banking business to serve far fewer customers, Citi has been fighting its way back to prominence.

EU card-fee cap move sparks backlash

Card interchange fees represent a cost our economy cannot afford, says internal market and services commissioner Michel Barnier, as the EU unveiled its long-awaited cap on credit and debit card transaction fees.

Bank competition: Too big to lose

Market share of financial businesses vital to supporting global economic growth is concentrating rapidly into the hands of a small group of the world’s biggest banks.

Lloyds leads the market cap winners

The UK bank is the best performer by market value growth during the past 18 months, edging out Bank of America; RBS and Brazilian banks are the worst performers in the first six months of 2013.