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SVB fear unfolds in US banking sector

March 21, 2023

Is the ‘one off’ First Republic rescue enough to quell fears in the US banking system? 

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SVB’s failures serve as a wake-up call

March 21, 2023

The collapse reminds us of the purpose of capital and liquidity requirements, and raises concerns about the ability of modern technology to fuel deposit flight.

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Heritage, footprint and presence fuel HSBC’s promises to international customers

March 20, 2023

Taylan Turan, group head of retail banking and strategy, wealth and personal banking at HSBC, talks to Liz Lumley about the bank’s relaunched commitment to international clients.

Russia exit

European banks still in Russia: should they stay or should they go?

March 17, 2023

As the prospect of selling their operations in Russia becomes increasingly challenging, should European banks walk away from their Russian operations or wait it out? 

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The Silicon Valley Bank collapse and Credit Suisse’s last minute lifeline

March 16, 2023

The world became addicted to free money, but now the party is over; what does this say about the health of the broader financial system?

Silicon Valley Bank logo

SVB’s CRO scandal should have rung alarm bells

March 16, 2023

The absence of a chief risk officer at SVB for much of 2022 has prompted questions from the Fed. 

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Challenges ahead for Nigeria and South Africa as they join FATF grey list

March 16, 2023

FATF’s greylisting of Africa’s two biggest economies will deepen existing economic troubles in both markets.

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Libor’s final days

March 15, 2023

The journey to new market reference rates is reaching its destination. While many significant milestones have been hit, there are still some lingering issues to overcome, such as “tough” legacy contracts.

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Russian sanctions: a cat and mouse game

March 15, 2023

A year in, how are the sanctions imposed by the West on Russian entities, goods, assets and individuals taking shape?

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China moves towards TLAC launch

March 15, 2023

China’s largest banks are preparing to increase their capital raising to meet their requirements, and are weighing up the benefits of onshore versus offshore investors in the face of rising interest rates. 

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