Quick read: European banking’s digital experiment

Quick read: European banking’s digital experiment

European bank chief executives speak obsessively to Euromoney about new and rebooted digital banking arms – read on for a guide to Dominic O’Neill’s in-depth examination of the strategy and rationale behind these projects, and their chances of success.

China in MEA: more than bricks and mortar

China in MEA: more than bricks and mortar

By KANIKA SAIGAL

Five years after China launched its Belt and Road Initiative, its ambitions in the Middle East and Africa are beginning to go beyond infrastructure and oil.

SocGen and Absa mull CIB tie-up

SocGen and Absa mull CIB tie-up

By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Partnership could replace broken Barclays links; follows rumours of sale of Société Générale South Africa custody unit to Absa.

Forese aims high with CIB rejig at Citi

Forese aims high with CIB rejig at Citi

By MARK BAKER

Citi is mostly playing catch-up with its new corporate and investment banking (CIB) structure: it makes obvious sense, but despite coming later than many rivals it is still a work in progress.

Singapore FX market riding high on world events

Singapore FX market riding high on world events

By PAUL GOLDEN

The southeast Asian FX market is on fire and it is set to get a further boost thanks to a combination of political and economic turbulence, a regulator committed to facilitating infrastructure investment and increased interest from non-bank market makers.

World Bank launches first bond on blockchain

World Bank launches first bond on blockchain

By PETER LEE

With a modest-sized two-year Aussie dollar transaction, the World Bank may have ushered in a new era of speed, efficiency and transparency in debt capital markets, with deals announced, order books built and bonds priced and allocated on blockchain.

Banks diverge on dynamic discounting

Banks diverge on dynamic discounting

By PAUL GOLDEN

With appreciation of the merits of dynamic discounting continuing to grow, attention has turned to the extent to which banks are committed to supporting this growth and how to maximize the value of the data generated.

FX: What’s in store for the Turkish lira?

FX: What’s in store for the Turkish lira?

Traders have been staying away from the Turkish currency this year as they watched a steady decline in its value against the dollar, but the recent deterioration of relations between Turkey and the US sent the currency spiralling into a full-blown crisis.

PSD2: Real-time processing? Not so fast

PSD2: Real-time processing? Not so fast

By PAUL GOLDEN

Industry experts observe that while the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) represents an opportunity for corporate treasury to take advantage of real-time payment processing, it will take some time for the full benefits to be realised.