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Citi EMEA chief positions for seamless Brexit

July 3, 2017

Having established a Dublin headquarters, Citi's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations are well prepared for Brexit. And a strategic overhaul four years ago tightened up its risk management, leaving it leaner and safer, as the US bank's EMEA head, Jim Cowles, tells Stefanie Linhardt.

The importance of a Brexit adaptation period and a capital markets union

July 3, 2017

BNY Mellon's Michael Cole-Fontayn calls for the financial community to unite in urging policy-makers to mitigate disruption during Brexit, and ensure the preservation of open financial markets.

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European Investment Bank president looks to stay at lending forefront

July 3, 2017

European Investment Bank president Werner Hoyer talks to Danielle Myles about Brexit, how guarantees maximise the use of the EU budget, and the race against time to create an infrastructure asset class.

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Andorra’s banks shake off BPA crisis hangover

July 3, 2017

Since the BPA money-laundering scandal in 2015, Andorra’s small banking system has made efforts to ensure transparency and attract business from high-net-worth individuals abroad. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Andorra’s economy defies double hit

July 3, 2017

After eight years of low growth sparked by the 2008 downturn and a money-laundering scandal, Andorra’s economy is finally showing signs of recovery. But while government investment to boost all-season tourism and greater bank transparency helps, more diversification is needed. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Paris extends European lead for IFC assets

July 3, 2017

Paris remains the largest IFC in western Europe by assets, extending its lead over its rivals, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - France defies gloomy western European figures

July 3, 2017

Western Europe is once again lagging other regions, with many banks reducing their capitalisation. The main exception were the French banks, which increased both capitalisation and profits. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Profits in western Europe and Asia fall as Americas and CEE recover

July 3, 2017

The Top 1000 banks’ profits are $2bn down on the 2016 ranking, with western Europe’s decline the most notable. Meanwhile, Latin American banks have increased their share, as Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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How the ESM fights fires in the eurozone

June 1, 2017

As managing director of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling has overseen the bulk of financial assistance provided to ailing eurozone countries throughout the sovereign debt crisis. He talks to Danielle Myles about Greece, the health of the EU’s banking sector and the future of the monetary union.

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ESMA chair's pursuit of a better single market

June 1, 2017

Steven Maijoor, the chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, talks to Danielle Myles about preventing a post-Brexit regulatory race to the bottom, overhauling the equivalence regime, and the importance of supervisory convergence in building a capital markets union. 

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