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    Euribor Reform: Is the Euro Benchmark Effectively Stronger?

    Euribor Reform: Is the Euro Benchmark Effectively Stronger?

    The global financial crisis that emerged in 2008 and lasted several years impacted economies and financial markets on various fronts.…

    Why Breaking Up in Banking Isn’t Easy

    Why Breaking Up in Banking Isn’t Easy

    Divestments have often been seen as the “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” end of dealmaking. Everyone in a business wants to be involved in the adrenaline rush…

    Banking

    How the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Is Changing the Global Financial Landscape

    How the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Is Changing the Global Financial Landscape

    During their visits to various Southeast Asian countries in October 2013, China’s president, Xi Jinping,…

    Recent Developments in Private Banking

    Recent Developments in Private Banking

    Last year the private-banking industry worldwide managed $20.3 trillion of assets in total, up from…

    The Chinese Economy

    The Chinese Economy

    The predominant concern for Chinese leaders and economic advisers at the moment is growth. Recently…

    FinTech Companies Hold the Key to Traditional Banks’ Future

    FinTech Companies Hold the Key to Traditional Banks’ Future

    Having spent my entire career in banking and experienced many different economic cycles and banking…

    Technology

    Bringing New Technologies to Market: the Rewards and Risks of Remote Cheque Deposit Capture

    Bringing New Technologies to Market: the Rewards and Risks of Remote Cheque Deposit Capture

    The digitisation of payments continues apace around the world, with consumers rapidly adopting technologies such as online shopping, Internet banking and near field communication. …

    Taking the Risk Out of Mobile Banking

    Taking the Risk Out of Mobile Banking

    In today’s globalized world, many travel for business as companies often have offices scattered across the globe. To conduct business smoothly, efficiently and conveniently, both at home and…

    The Need for Analytics in the Banking Industry—It’s All About Speed and Accuracy

    The Need for Analytics in the Banking Industry—It’s All About Speed and Accuracy

    As we move into a more networked economy with more informed and impatient customers, speed is the key. The new generation of customers wants a modern retail experience…

    Brokerage

    Forex Management—Easier to Get It Wrong than Right

    Forex Management—Easier to Get It Wrong than Right

    No one decision is likely to be the perfectly correct decision over time. Markets move, the volatility and degree of change…

    Is It Still Worth Investing in Bond Markets?

    Is It Still Worth Investing in Bond Markets?

    To date, 2015 has been characterised by an unprecedented decline in global bond yields—that is, a decline in the periodic return…

    Just How Significant is China’s Tumbling Stock Markets?

    Just How Significant is China’s Tumbling Stock Markets?

    Following a three-week period of relative market stability, China’s stock markets once again experienced a dramatic sell-off on July 27th, a…

    Africa

    Six Central Bank of Nigeria Officials and 16 Commercial Lenders Charged with Fraud

    Six Central Bank of Nigeria Officials and 16 Commercial Lenders Charged with Fraud

    Newly elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who incorporated staunch anti-corruption promises in his election campaign, is faced with an evolving corruption scandal involving senior officials of the…

    North America

    Calgary, Alberta, Is the Latest Canadian City to Have a Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Office

    Calgary, Alberta, Is the Latest Canadian City to Have a Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Office

    The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), Japan’s largest bank, is expanding its reach in North America. Koji Asada, president and CEO of BTMU Canada, announced the opening…

    Asia Pacific

    China Banking Regulatory Commission Invites More Private Investment into Banking System

    China Banking Regulatory Commission Invites More Private Investment into Banking System

    Top Chinese banking authorities are in the process of gradually releasing the country’s banking system from the state’s ironclad grip. The People’s Republic of China’s top banking…

    Australasia

    New Zealand’s Central Bank Targets Residential-Property-Investment Mortgages

    New Zealand’s Central Bank Targets Residential-Property-Investment Mortgages

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), concerned about the country’s booming rental-investment market and the potential impact of bad loans on domestic lenders, is planning to…

    Caribbean

    RBC Trust Company Bahamas Facing Criminal Charges Lodged by French Prosecutors

    RBC Trust Company Bahamas Facing Criminal Charges Lodged by French Prosecutors

    Royal Bank of Canada, Canada’s largest financial institution by most measures, is in the process of closing many, if not all, of its wealth-management offices in the…

    Europe

    Poland’s Top Insurer Buys a Stake in Alior Bank, With More of the Same to Follow

    Poland’s Top Insurer Buys a Stake in Alior Bank, With More of the Same to Follow

    State-controlled PZU SA, Poland’s largest insurer, is on a mission to win back the country’s banking sector from foreign ownership, particularly Eurozone ownership. The company has agreed…

    Latin America

    Brazil’s Petrobras Scandal Embroils a Number of High-Ranking Government Officials

    Brazil’s Petrobras Scandal Embroils a Number of High-Ranking Government Officials

    Brazil’s state-controlled, multinational oil and gas giant, Petrobras, has fallen dramatically both in prestige and finances in recent months, bringing down the reputations of many of the…

    Mid-East

    National Bank of Abu Dhabi’s Growth Strategy

    National Bank of Abu Dhabi’s Growth Strategy

    National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the United Arab Emirates’ second largest lender and the emirate of Abu Dhabi’s first and largest bank, is planning to spread…