Airline-style alliances in banking look set to take off

Airline-style alliances in banking look set to take off

October 17, 2019
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

The Trade Club Alliance, a new 14-bank partnership to match SME exporters and importers, reflects greater willingness among banks – especially in Europe – to work together against low-cost newcomers, while relinquishing their own global ambitions.

African IPOs to set tone for private equity exits

African IPOs to set tone for private equity exits

October 11, 2019
By VIRGINIA FURNESS

Multilateral Afreximbank is set to become the latest African company to list in London, offering investors a rare chance to take on pan-African exposure, but the mixed performance of recent deals as well as difficult market conditions may make it a tough sale.

Trade Finance Survey 2020: Vote Now

Trade Finance Survey 2020: Vote Now

October 09, 2019

Euromoney's annual trade finance survey provides quantitative and qualitative analysis of the market and the banks that finance global trade.

The banks that (almost) define BRI

The banks that (almost) define BRI

October 04, 2019

The Belt and Road Initiative began as a bold plan focused mainly on infrastructure investment, and while construction may still be the policy focus, banks are using BRI as a catch-all for a growing set of cross-border business opportunities.

Turkey’s risk score still sliding

Turkey’s risk score still sliding

October 03, 2019
By JEREMY WELTMAN

Contributors to Euromoney’s country risk survey are even more negative on the sovereign’s outlook, just as Erdogan’s comments on Syria have weakened the lira.

Uruguay’s longer-term potential undimmed

Uruguay’s longer-term potential undimmed

September 26, 2019
By JEREMY WELTMAN

The Latin American country has proved to be a solid improver in Euromoney’s global risk rankings – although it’s not without its immediate challenges.

PBoC: China’s rate reform is no reform at all

PBoC: China’s rate reform is no reform at all

September 23, 2019

The People's Bank of China has thrown out a four-year-old lending rate and introduced two new references, but onshore bankers have doubts about what the central bank's change will achieve.

The Philippines taps samurai market

The Philippines taps samurai market

September 23, 2019

The Republic of the Philippines returned to the samurai bond market in August, becoming the latest sovereign issuer to tap a yen investor base desperate for yield.

FX market bounces back on swaps, forwards growth

FX market bounces back on swaps, forwards growth

September 19, 2019
By PAUL GOLDEN

While spot volumes remain below 2013 levels, the latest BIS triennial central bank survey notes that FX markets have recovered from the decline recorded in 2016 on the back of strong growth in swap and forward transactions.

Dutch risk: Fiscal redux but no need to fret

Dutch risk: Fiscal redux but no need to fret

September 19, 2019
By JEREMY WELTMAN

A strong fiscal position means the Netherlands can follow the Keynesian rulebook without upsetting the markets, despite concern the economy is heading the same way as Germany’s.

The new shines bright in Brazilian banking

The new shines bright in Brazilian banking

September 17, 2019
By ROB DWYER

Investors expect a radical transformation in Brazilian financial services in the next five years: this enthusiasm is depressing incumbent stocks while driving strong valuations for start-ups.