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Lebanon’s economic woes leave banks in limbo

March 8, 2021

Record low for the country’s currency in early March sparked angry protests, and there is little sign of improvement on the horizon.

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'Fear index' hit a record high in 2020

March 1, 2021

The Vix, which measures volatility in the S&P 500, hit a peak in March 2020 and remained elevated throughout the year. 

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Deutsche Bank on the benefits of a focused investment bank

March 1, 2021

Deutsche’s EMEA co-head of investment banking coverage and advisory explains how having a focused strategy in areas such as ECM is finally paying off.

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Libor’s long farewell — is this the final act?

March 1, 2021

The global drive to replace Libor with alternative benchmarks is entering a final crucial period.

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AI shares the heavy lifting in Libor transition

February 23, 2021

With references to benchmark across thousands of contracts, banks have enlisted artificial intelligence to support transition effort.

Ulster Bank confirms withdrawal from Ireland

February 22, 2021

Withdrawal of country's third-largest retail bank will see banking provision concentrated further. 

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Nine banks take up ECB capital relief measures

February 8, 2021

While European banking sector remains resilient, Covid-19 credit risks still pose challenges.

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Commerzbank to slash branch network

February 1, 2021

Germany’s second largest bank plans to near-halve its branch network and cut workforce by a fifth. 

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Electronic bond trading has reached tipping point, says MarketAxess

February 1, 2021

Last year was a watershed in the electronification of bond markets, says Christophe Roupie.

Sustainable finance bond issuance hit all-time high in 2020

January 25, 2021

Record total driven by a significant increase in 'social and sustainability' fixed income issuance.

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