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Saudi Arabia gets MSCI recognition

Saudi Arabia gets MSCI recognition

By OLIVIER HOLMEY

Inclusion in the emerging market index is recognition of the country’s reforms and could bring $50 billion of foreign investment.

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Sideways: Fed stress tests – prizes for all (US banks at least)

Sideways: Fed stress tests – prizes for all (US banks at least)

By JON MACASKILL

Deutsche Bank’s failure of the recent Federal Reserve stress tests drew attention, but while the regulator was happy to kick the battered European bank while it is down, this was in stark contrast to its treatment of favoured home-town players Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

Sideways: Wall Street’s Washington takeover

Sideways: Wall Street’s Washington takeover

By JON MACASKILL

The coming move towards a Volcker Rule 2.0 that relaxes monitoring of proprietary risk taking by bank dealing desks has been portrayed as a result of president Donald Trump’s administration finally placing its preferred officials in key regulatory positions.

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Sustainability is just good bees-ness

Sustainability is just good bees-ness

One perk of interviewing banks about sustainable finance has to be the building tours taking in recycled carpets and in-building power plants, but it is not often that you get treated to a rooftop tour of bee hives.

Gender equality: Divertingly dismal diversity

Gender equality: Divertingly dismal diversity

The pitches for the Euromoney Awards for Excellence always provide a revealing window into the inner workings of banks and part of the fun of it all is to separate the grand statements from the reality.