Latest articles from Western Europe

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.

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.

What now for investment banks

What now for investment banks?

Investment banks have experienced huge changes since the global financial crisis and are still struggling to adapt their business models. But while the industry might have to make do with much lower returns in future, it is far from being on its knees. 

Tracking eurozone asset quality questions

Risk weighted assets of banks in eurozone

Eurozone banks that have taken an aggressive stance to risk-weighting their assets may face most scrutiny from the European Central Bank’s comprehensive assessment.

Regulators burst Turkeys consumer credit boom

Regulators burst Turkey's consumer credit boom

The Turkish banking sector is riding a wave of expansion thanks to the country's growing population, but regulation curbing consumer lending is hitting revenues hard, leaving banks looking for new avenues of growth.

Mehmet Şimşek

Turkey's finance minister pushes on with reform agenda

Turkey’s finance minister talks about the challenges facing the country's newly formed government after its first presidential elections, and the challenges posed by Turkey’s high current account deficit and inflation.

Turkey scales up its capital market ambition

Thanks to forward-thinking regulation, the Turkish capital market is one of the most innovative in the world but, in terms of volume, it is still relatively undeveloped. Can a government initiative to make Istanbul a leading international finance centre marry this world-class innovation with volumes that will see it compete with the likes of London and Dubai?

JPMorgan Team of the Month October

JP Morgan's express recipe for takeaway pizza

JP Morgan provided Chinese private equity fund Hony with advice on its first foray into the UK market and a financing package that did not rely on Chinese banks, to become preferred bidder for the Pizza Express restaurant chain.

Europe stretches the rules to reach high-frequency trading

Market participants are disputing attempts by the European Securities and Markets Authority to extend crucial MiFID II rules to address a new political priority.

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