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Could Europe outpace the US in the commercial paper stakes?

December 2, 2003

Mark Pelham looks at the rise of the euro commercial paper
market and whether it can sustain its phenomenal rate of growth to
challenge the dominant US market.

Europe takes pooling plunge

December 2, 2003

Firms operating across Europe are prevented from achieving the same
economies of scale as those in the US because of the multiple
jurisdictions in which they have to operate. However, the market is
gradually moving towards “domicile indifference” through pooling funds.
Frances Maguire reports.

Alignment of ‘planets’ signals an IT revolution in banking

November 3, 2003

Parveen Bansal talks to Oracle’s Andrew Derrer about the new astrology that will lead to change in IT in the financial services industry. Banks that square up to these challenges will have positive horoscopes, he predicts.

New platforms can reduce costs

November 3, 2003

Cost and business intelligence have been behind firms’ resistance to change legacy systems but, as Parveen Bansal reports, platform replacement may prove to be a cost-saving long-term option as new, cheaper alternatives are developed.

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