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China is hive of updating activity

February 3, 2004

Activity to update the banking systems is continuing in mainland China, one of the latest moves being Bank of China’s implementation of Summit Systems’ treasury and capital markets software across its interest rate derivatives trading desks.

Core strengths

February 3, 2004

Volker Potthoff, managing director, banking and custody business at Clearstream, tells The Banker about Clearstream’s strategy and the challenges it faces in differentiating itself from the competition.

Revenue streams from chaos

February 3, 2004

Collateral management is becoming increasingly important in a commoditised market, especially in Europe. Frances Maguire finds that Europe’s fragmented infrastructure and lack of netting have created the need for outsourced collateral management.

Emerging markets offer exotic exchange

January 5, 2004

William Essex examines the latest currencies presenting attractive opportunities to FX traders in the Eastern European, South American and Asian currency markets.

Time to think out of the box

January 5, 2004

How should banks meet the challenge of growing competition from retailers for financial services? And where should their technology priorities lie? Bill Hartnett, financial services manager at Microsoft, gives Parveen Bansal some pointers.
Software giant Microsoft is well known not only in the consumer world, but it has also made serious inroads into the financial services sector, where it commands the majority market share in the server and desktop computer operating systems areas.

Continuity is critical in a crisis

January 5, 2004

When disaster strikes, banks must get back into operation as fast as possible. That is where business continuity planning comes in, says Wendy Atkins.

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