Banking: Assaf sets positive tone for HSBC

Lost amid disappointing 2016 results, HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets (GB&M) division has already hit the group 10% return on equity (ROE) target and holds out hope for more to come.

MUFG sharpens CIB, and Europe is on the menu

As if European commercial and investment banks didn’t have enough problems already with their US competitors eating their lunch, now one of the world’s biggest balance sheets has taken a seat at the table.

Israel and Palestine – the practical partnership

Whisper it quietly, but a special relationship of sorts has grown between the monetary authorities of Israel and the Palestinian territories, between whom a needs-must spirit of cooperation, engagement and mutual respect exists.