Coeuré: ECB confronts SME financing challenge

In an exclusive interview, Benoît Coeuré, member of the executive board of the European Central Bank, discusses the challenges that Europe faces in stimulating financing to small and medium-sized enterprises, including the creation of a truly pan-European and cross-border capital market in the region and how securitization can be used to re-establish funding to these firms.

Citi gauges the risk of rapid rate rises

As Euromoney sits down with Michael Corbat and Jamie Forese, US treasury bond markets are in the grip of a summer sell-off spreading uncertainty and fear across Wall Street.

Citi: Taking share in flat markets

Since 2009, after John Havens had to slash headcount and reduce the investment banking business to serve far fewer customers, Citi has been fighting its way back to prominence.

Politics hobbles change in Vietnam

Following the arrest of the main shareholder of Vietnam’s Asia Commercial Bank, Nguyen Duc Kien, the Vietnamese government has introduced a state-owned asset management company to clean up the country’s opaque banking sector.

Infrastructure: A slow but steady build

The European Commission has galvanized efforts to develop Europe’s project finance bond market, but mixed fortunes in the asset class highlight just how long the road ahead is for a market still in its infancy.