Barclays' identity crisis

One year on from its big restructuring announcement, Barclays is still struggling to convince that it has found the right model.

Changing Saudi prepares to open up

The Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority, unveiled its final rules in May, heralding the opening of the country’s stock market to foreign institutional capital in mid June.

Chinese buyers descend on Lisbon

It may be a battered economy on the edge of Europe, but Portugal is rapidly becoming the hotspot for Chinese corporate ownership in Europe, particularly in the financial sector.

Foreign banks head for Turkey’s exit door

Are currency depreciation and an uncertain political environment pushing international banks away from Turkish assets? The expected sale of HSBC’s local unit could hold the answer.