Razak steals a march in Asia

CIMB’s acquisition of RBS’s Asia-Pacific investment banking business looks set to propel the Malaysian bank into a leading position in the region.

China growth and reform

Growth in China has, alongside the implosion of the eurozone, been the talk of global financial markets in recent weeks.

Turkish banks rush for gold

A visit to a municipal wedding hall in Istanbul nowadays would be enough to show how far Turkish banks are willing to go to get hold of the gold kept under the pillow and outside the financial system.

Turkish DCM shrugs off S&P snub

The effects of Standard & Poor’s reduction of outlook on Turkey have been muted, while some sectors of the country’s debt capital markets hobble along at their own pace.