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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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How do you solve a problem like Libor?

August 1, 2012

Libor has come under huge scrutiny since Barclays was fined for manipulating it. While few bankers believe it can be replaced, even its staunchest supporters say it needs to be reformed. But it is not obvious how. 

RBS pays price for substandard IT system

July 2, 2012

Royal Bank of Scotland's IT systems failure offers a stark reminder to lenders struggling to keep up in the internet age.

Europe ready for arrival of the renminbi

July 2, 2012

As the Chinese authorities lift restrictions and open up the renminbi market stage by stage, the significance of what is unfolding has not gone unrecognised in Europe, and, according to a recent survey by The Banker, it is not only those already doing business with the country that are interested in the renminbi's development. As London takes steps to establish itself as an offshore renminbi financial centre, many are anxious to take advantage of the opportunities soon to be available.

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China drives base metal growth

June 1, 2012

The metals brokerage market is consolidating as regulatory costs rise, but the growth of Asian demand means this is still a valuable business for those with the right scale and organisation.

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The ties that bind commodities players

June 1, 2012

Emerging market growth is changing the strategy for the commodities business at the same time that tighter regulation is altering the relationship between banks, merchant traders and investment funds.

Money laundering: a global solution to a global problem?

May 28, 2012

As money-laundering is a cross-border problem, banks and regulators need to take a global approach to control the risks effectively.

Convertible bond feeds Dialog's growth story

May 1, 2012

A convertible bond enabled technology company Dialog to raise funds fast, while significantly broadening its investor base and keeping dilution within fixed limits.

RBS hits a high with Center Parcs deal

RBS hits a high with Center Parcs securitisation deal

May 1, 2012

After deciding that a pure high-yield deal was prohibitively expensive for UK leisure company Center Parcs, RBS helped investors get comfortable with a whole business securitisation structure that other banks were giving a wide berth.

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Barclays looks to make the most of debt dominance

May 1, 2012

Barclays built a multi-asset execution platform out of the Lehman acquisition, and the debt specialist in the bank’s two-man management team for global finance in the EMEA region is relishing the opportunity to deploy that platform if merger and acquisition activity picks up.

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