Latest articles from Charlie Corbett


Let the battle begin

March 31, 2010

The question of how to stay ahead when it comes to trading in foreign exchange boils down to one question: how deep are your pockets? The revolution in e-commerce - combined with an increasingly demanding client base and the rigours of potential new regulation - means that banks will have to work harder than ever before to maintain market share. Writer Charlie Corbett

All change in FX

March 31, 2010

New markets, new players and the inexorable march of technology have transformed the foreign exchange market. As the global economy gradually gets back to its feet, 2010 looks to be a seminal year in its development. Writer Charlie Corbett

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An emerging threat to the established order

March 31, 2010

Currency strategists are increasingly looking towards the emerging BRIC and commodity economies to secure future profits. But how sustainable is this tactic and are these markets truly decoupled from the rest of the world? Writer Charlie Corbett


Battling the odds

March 3, 2010

Bahrain has had to deal with its fair share of problems on the back of the global economic downturn, but a sound regulatory and supervisory structure and deft handling of the crisis by the central bank has ensured it will emerge as a stronger, more confident nation as a result. Writer Charlie Corbett


The treasurers bite back

March 3, 2010

The global economic downturn has left banks with tattered reputations and a financially scarred client base. They will have to work very hard in 2010 to convince corporate clients of their long-term sustainability and commitment. Writer Charlie Corbett


Top transaction bankers give their view on the year ahead

February 1, 2010

The Banker surveyed some of the leading lights in the world of global transaction services to get a sense of how 2010 is likely to pan out. The results suggest a difficult year for transaction bankers, with as many challenges as opportunities. Writer Charlie Corbett

IPOs: Too soon for some

February 1, 2010

The projected stream of initial public offerings in 2010, many on the back of private equity exits, may encounter a frosty market. Sceptical investors will demand aggressive valuations and some question whether the market is yet ready, or indeed has the capacity, for a recovery in IPO issuance. Writer Charlie Corbett

The changing of migrant remittances

February 1, 2010

The traditional stereotype of the migrant remitter has become outdated as the  thoroughly modern, mobile migrant demands ever increasing services and could present big opportunities for banks.

Remittances move into the light

February 1, 2010

With high volumes, strong growth and resilience in the face of severe economic headwinds, the global remittance market is gaining new ground. But banks that wish to capitalise on this growth will have to think hard about what strategy they adopt. Charlie Corbett reports.

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Missing a trick

February 1, 2010

Attitudes towards the global remittance industry are being transformed. Once dismissed as low margin and risky, many banks are now waking up to the opportunities that a market worth over $300bn annually can offer in straitened times.

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