Taxpayers bail out Italian banks

Just two weeks after Banco Popular’s rescue was hailed as a triumph of Europe’s post-crisis resolution regulation in action, Italian taxpayers are footing the €17 billion bill for the collapse of two long-troubled lenders.

Throsby turns back the clock at Barclays

Barclays has reversed course on the regional structure it put in place last year, with new investment bank head Tim Throsby putting a global stamp on the business and also paving the way to complete its previous expansion effort.

Nomura: Europe’s quick re-think turns crisis into an opportunity

Imagine that you run investment banking in Europe for a sizeable foreign firm whose name still enjoys a little cachet from its heyday 20 years ago when it figured high in the debt and equity arranger league tables and which sought to invest in Europe and rebuild scale after the global financial crisis.

Volcker rule: special focus

Probably the single most controversial post-crisis piece of financial regulation, the Volcker rule has been blamed with hampering liquidity and has been criticized as virtually unenforceable.