Latest articles from Jules Stewart

A state of compliance

March 5, 2007

MiFID will force many EU member states to play catch up with the UK in terms of best-execution and compliance norms. By Jules Stewart.

Felling artificial barriers

March 5, 2007

Through MiFID, the European Commission seeks to open up market competition and harmonise standards in order that participants can operate on a level playing field across Europe. By Jules Stewart.

Belgians break for the border

March 5, 2007

Although Belgium’s banks are secure in their comfortable home market, the big players are feeling the pinch and see salvation in the emerging markets of Europe and Asia, says Jules Stewart.

ABN Amro keeps focus fixed on Brazil

December 4, 2006

With its prized asset of Brazil’s Banco Real, ABN AMRO is staying focused on the country, aware of the huge potential in the mortgage market, capital markets and investment banking. Jules Stewart reports.

Stock exchange turns in a star performance

November 6, 2006

At 150 years old, Spain’s stock exchange holding company, BME, is powering ahead to the top rankings of the world’s bourses while speculation continues over its future as an independent exchange. Jules Stewart reports.

Rich potential in the personal touch

October 2, 2006

Global opportunities are opening up for institutions serving high net worth individuals, in everything from emerging markets to foreign exchange to real estate. Jules Stewart traces the success of Barclays Capital’s investor solutions team.

Getting down to business

October 2, 2006

The drive by both banks and corporates to achieve improved efficiency and best use of working capital is behind the latest technology trends such as greater employment of real-time information. Jules Stewart reports.

Fellow travellers

October 2, 2006

Banks and their corporate clients are investing heavily in new technology in the cash management sphere, bringing mutual benefits, and they increasingly share the same aims of rationalisation and globalisation. Jules Stewart reports.

Pushing the boat out

September 4, 2006

Foreign corporations are already moving into St Petersburg but the city is trying to make itself even more attractive through investor-friendly tax policies, simpler bureaucracy and better infrastructure. Jules Stewart reports.

Foreign banks in shopping spree

September 4, 2006

Being Europe’s fourth-largest city by population, St Petersburg is highly attractive to foreign banks, which are snapping up local players, and bringing in huge amounts of capital to offer in loans to corporates and consumers. By Jules Stewart.

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