China won’t bail out Greece

China has been making noises about helping out the eurozone by buying Eurobonds, but it won’t be helping Athens any time soon

A corporate bank for Europe’s corporates

The plan is to set up a multinational bank sponsored by corporates that will lend to those corporates – along the same lines as the co-operative Genossenschaftsbanks in Germany or Rabobank in the Netherlands.

Rogue trader scandals: roll-call of shame

With the arrest of UBS’s Kweku Adoboli on a charge involving $2 billion of losses accumulated from unauthorized trades, Euromoney takes a quick look at some of the largest rogue trader scandals to hit the headlines.

Balkan promise

Over the past year Romania has staged a surprise recovery, thanks to careful political stewardship and workers’ willingness to accept swingeing austerity measures.

Capital markets pick up as Argentina booms

Argentina’s capital markets have become much more active this year, as the country’s economy booms and foreign investors turn to it in the belief that it offers investment opportunities.

The case against Sino-Forest

The accusations made by Muddy Waters in its original and subsequent reports on Sino-Forest (also known by its stock ticker TRE) are too detailed and extensive to be reproduced here; interested readers should seek out the research, which is freely available on the Muddy Waters website.

What’s behind the great China stock scandals?

The fall of the multi-billion dollar Sino-Forest Corporation is merely the most prominent show in the overseas-listed China stock scandal circus, as a colourful cast of auditors, corporate executives, exchanges, investors, regulators and short sellers argue over who’s to blame and what can be done about the alleged frauds and misdeeds now coming to light.

Sovereign debt: Greece was the first to restructure but might not be the last

As Euromoney went to press, the bailout deal agreed by European heads of state for Greece on July 21 looked at risk of unravelling over a squabble arising from other countries, including Austria and the Netherlands, objecting to the private side deal by which Finland had appeared to extract from Greece cash collateral to be put against its share of commitments.

Europe: The single-currency grand bargain has to be re-made

If Europe’s sovereign debt problem is heading to a decisive crisis moment, it seems that it must resolve itself either through some form of greater fiscal union or a break-up of the single currency that, if disorderly, could easily be even worse for the global financial system and economy than the aftermath of the Lehman bankruptcy.