FX prime brokerage reinvents itself

With the larger foreign exchange prime brokerage houses restructuring and new entrants offering new types of services, Frances Faulds asks whether regulatory changes have contributed to the demise of the industry or simply to its reinvention.

Marek Belka (1)

National Bank of Poland president eyes Europe cautiously

While much of Europe has struggled over the past few years, the Polish economy has remained resilient, maintaining a sound banking system and hitting its inflation targets. This is why the president of the National Bank of Poland, Marek Belka, is remaining cautious on the topic of eurozone membership, and has no intention of opting into the European banking union.

Andreas Dombret (1)

The fundamental rules for new regulation

For new regulation to be effective, it must be adaptable to new innovations, strike the balance between simplicity and complexity, and be coherent across sectors and regions, according to Andreas Dombret of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

The watchdogs of the US financial system

The watchdogs of the US financial system

With a number of eye-watering fines emanating from the US in recent years, The Banker profiles the numerous regulators that are dishing out these punishments, and looks at how they police the world's largest financial market.

Carlo Messina

Why Europe needs a Comprehensive Assessment

The European – and indeed global – economy is facing a crucial six months. Central to this is the European Central Bank's Comprehensive Assessment, which will go a long way to boosting confidence within the EU.

The offshore renminbi bond market's road to sophistication

Despite the plunge in the value of the renminbi earlier this year and growing concerns over China's long-term growth, the offshore renminbi bond market shows no signs of slowing down. Issuance volumes continue increasing annually, but most importantly the market is becoming more sophisticated.

Nhlanhla Nene

South Africa will benefit from Africa’s rise

South Africa’s growth has been sluggish of late but the country’s financial sector remains one of the world’s most sophisticated, while the government’s reforms are allowing businesses to tap into fast-growing markets in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa more easily.

Renminbi goes global

Renminbi internationalisation: the next phase

Despite some volatility the currency’s internationalisation continues apace, with trading links, a free-trade zone and the introduction of a payments superhighway all facilitating its usage. 

Offshore renminbi clearing centres on the rise

Offshore renminbi clearing centres on the rise

With competition for offshore renminbi business heating up, London and Singapore are both establishing themselves as strong competitors to Hong Kong’s lead, as is the US, which has huge potential for development. 

Axel Kicillof

Axel Kicillof: Argentina wants to pay and will pay all of its bondholders

A ruling in the US judiciary system regarding Argentina’s debt restructuring has caused ructions in international markets. The country’s minister of economy and public finance presents Argentina’s position on this case.

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