Iraq’s next battle: corruption

Iraq’s former industry minister, Mohammed Alderajy, is brutally honest about the country’s culture of corruption and resistance to reform.

A first look inside HSBC’s China JV

After years of discussion and an agonizing wait for regulatory approval, HSBC’s securities joint venture in China – the first to have majority foreign control – is approaching launch.

Qatari finance finds its new normal

Banks in Qatar have been hit hard by its powerful neighbours’ unexpected blockade, but finance, just like other sectors of the Qatari economy, is finding ways to cope with this sudden realignment of regional alliances.

Low rates hobble Germany’s public banks

Germany’s public-sector banks are not meant to be profitable – they have a social function – but even though stresses will continue, savings banks have found ways to work with the Landesbanks.

Making sense of Belt and Road – What it means for banks

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is so vast and ambitious it can be difficult to understand how it will all work in practice – what makes a BRI undertaking, how will they be funded, will they be trophy projects or on commercial terms, how are they originated? – so Euromoney spoke to 16 institutions all looking at BRI from their own different perspectives.

Nordea move shows Wahlroos is not all bark

As Stockholm loses its biggest bank, the threat by Nordea’s chairman Björn Wahlroos – peeved at higher Swedish resolution fees – to redomicile to Helsinki proves to have been no empty one, but the bank’s new home under the ECB could hold some disappointments in store.