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TEASER-Green energy feels the chill

Green energy feels the chill

December 3, 2012

Tighter bank financing, falling government subsidies and rising US shale gas production are all putting the squeeze on the renewable energy industry.

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Corporates shape a new global transaction banking landscape

November 1, 2012

The global financial crisis caused many corporates to review their treasury operations, with a large number reducing banking partners and signing up to shared technology platforms. Such changes, combined with the introduction of new regulations, such as the Single European Payments Area, have left many banks rethinking their global transaction services.

How government-subsidised lending can hit wholesale markets

October 29, 2012

The UK's Funding for Lending Scheme may be a politically attractive way to incentivise banks to step up lending to households and companies, but it could have some unintended side-effects.

How many supervisors does it take to save the eurozone?

October 29, 2012

Plans for a European banking union may address a perceived missing pillar of monetary union, but they are a very long-term project that threaten to cut across other measures to stabilise the system.

London retains asset management star billing

London retains asset management star billing

October 1, 2012

Ongoing economic and regulatory uncertainty is playing to the advantage of established international financial centres, particularly London, which, despite the recent Libor scandal, has been named the most attractive financial centre in The Banker’s 2012 global asset management survey.

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Established centres keep hold of asset management survey top spots

October 1, 2012

With the recent Libor scandal failing to shake asset managers' confidence in London, emerging centres will have to work hard if they are to overtake the UK capital as the world's leading asset management centre.

RBS Markets & International Banking chief looks forward with optimism TEASER

RBS Markets & International Banking chief looks forward with optimism

September 3, 2012

After an unprecedented wave of deleveraging and reorganisation, Royal Bank of Scotland’s head of markets and international banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa says the bank’s strategy for the future is now taking shape.

Private equity squeezing through the exit

September 3, 2012

Good things come in small packages, particularly when it comes to cashing out of private equity buyouts made before the financial crisis.

Can Europe emulate US small-cap sweet spot?

September 3, 2012

While some of the largest initial public offerings have attracted the wrong kind of headlines recently, investors can find value among genuine US growth companies but the UK is struggling to match this success.

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Will Scotland take flight in UK independence referendum?

September 3, 2012

The people of Scotland will have the opportunity to vote on the country's independence from the rest of the UK in 2014. But while the decision will inevitably be an emotive one, the financial, business and political ramifications cannot be ignored, and it appears that there is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding them.

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