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Work continues for European Stability Mechanism

October 2, 2017

Following the sovereign debt crisis, Europe's funding safeguard was set up to ensure regional stability. While most countries no longer need propping up, the European Stability Mechanism is still busy, as head of funding and investor relations Siegfried Ruhl tells David Wigan.

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Crédit Agricole CIB chief in an expansionary mood

October 2, 2017

The investment banking boss at Crédit Agricole, Jean-Yves Hocher, talks to Danielle Myles about the division's growth plans, its bank partnerships and green credentials.

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Credit Suisse drives home advantage as IPOs return

October 2, 2017

After a dearth of initial public offerings in 2016, investor appetite is beginning to recover. Credit Suisse can attest to the market’s resurgence, having led several top European deals, including Société Générale’s flotation of its ALD car lease business. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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German election kills eurozone reform

September 25, 2017

The big loser in Germany’s surprise election result is much-needed eurozone reform. Investors must accept that the eurozone and some banks remain prone to crises, writes Brian Caplen.

Europe’s Single Resolution Mechanism is a recipe for instability

September 25, 2017

Recent bank bailouts show that the Single Resolution Mechanism is woefully inadequate, writes Jean Dermine, professor of banking and finance at graduate business school Insead. 

What Arab leaders could learn from banks

September 25, 2017

Arab banks’ prudence regarding risk taking and regulation is paying off, and providing stability in an era of regional political turmoil and low oil prices.

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​Is open banking the industry’s Netflix moment?

September 19, 2017

Analysts are making great claims for open banking under PSD2, but does it have the wow factor? Brian Caplen looks into the matter.

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Beware of tech purists and their flying saucers

September 6, 2017

Bank CEOs desperately need a map of the future but should be cautious of visions that are too neat and tidy, writes Brian Caplen.

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It’s the environment, stupid

September 5, 2017

Banks are on the front line in the war against climate change. Getting it wrong could destroy them.

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BNP Paribas CIB chief enjoys European position of strength

September 1, 2017

The head of corporate and institutional banking at BNP Paribas, Yann Gérardin, speaks with Danielle Myles about preparing a full-scale corporate and investment banking model for disintermediation, acting from a position of strength and the early success of the lender's transformation plan.

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