Is the Handelsbanken model under threat?

Is the Handelsbanken model under threat?

By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Sweden’s Handelsbanken was the perfect antidote to investors burned by the pre-2008 bubble, but investors are no longer so enamoured of its consistent strategy.

Moldova: O tempora, O Tories!

Moldova: O tempora, O Tories!

Britain’s Conservative Party has been at pains to distance itself from the mainstream of European politics in recent years, but seems remarkably comfortable in its murkier shallows.

Bolsonaro’s Trumpian pact

Bolsonaro’s Trumpian pact

By ROB DWYER

Jair Bolsonaro's election today as Brazil’s next president could well spell more market upside, but the nationalist protectionism that is likely to follow should give investors pause

Why Switzerland wants to be the crypto nation

Why Switzerland wants to be the crypto nation

By DOMINIC O’NEILL

While negative rates fundamentally undermine its domestic lenders, the Alpine nation’s enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies also coincides problematically with threats to its private banks.

Don’t bank on Euribor surviving 2020

Don’t bank on Euribor surviving 2020

By GRAHAM BIPPART

Euribor’s administrator is confident that its reforms to the benchmark will make it eligible to be published and used after the Benchmark Regulation’s transition period ends.

CSR: Commitments or greenwashing?

CSR: Commitments or greenwashing?

By HELEN AVERY

The smackdown on greenwashing is coming – and ‘commitments’ to clean energy and environmental practices will not be enough.