2012

Owen Leads New Unit At RBS

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED KINGDOM   By Anita Hawser   Since its bailout after the 2008 financial crisis, Royal Bank of Scotland has come under pressure from the government to increase lending, and recent reports suggest the government is considering fully nationalizing ...

UK: Race Heats Up For Next BOE Governor

NEWSMAKERS: UK   By Anita Hawser   The recent Libor scandal in British banking highlighted the power play that is going on behind the scenes as candidates vie for the governorship of the Bank of England when Mervyn King's second ...

Best Islamic Financial Firms 2012

LANDMARK YEAR   By Anita Hawser   Last year was a landmark year for Islamic finance—innovative new products were launched and new markets opened up that few would have considered likely candidates just a few years ago.   These trends ...

No Joy For Rajoy

NEWSMAKERS: SPAIN   By Anita Hawser   Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is probably glad he is not running for office at present.   Tough task to sort out Spanish banks Photo Credit : MATTHI/ Shutterstock.com Having swept to power in elections ...

Treasury & Cash Management Awards 2012

ANNUAL SURVEY: DIGGING DEEPER   By Anita Hawser   Companies want ever-more-detailed information to better manage cash and liquidity. Those banks that are investing in best-in-class risk and liquidity management solutions are winning corporate clients.   Last year was a ...

Best White-Label System Provider

By Anita Hawser BEST WHITE-LABEL SYSTEM PROVIDER BNY Mellon Enterprise Treasury Services A consistent winner in this category, BNY Mellon is one of the few banks with a business dedicated solely to providing other financial institutions with white-label solutions, which ...

Environmental Risk Insurance

ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE: GLOBAL EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT   By Anita Hawser   Environmental risk insurers are offering more sophisticated solutions and a broader range of coverage amounts.   A fire broke out at a chemical plant in Moerdijk, Netherlands, in January 2011. ...

Sanusi Fears Impact Of European Crisis

NEWSMAKERS: NIGERIA   By Anita Hawser   Nigerian central bank governor Lamido Sanusi believes the likelihood of European banks going into a major crisis is quite high, and is concerned over the impact on Nigerian oil exports.   Sanusi looks to Asia ...

2011

The Italian Job

NEWSMAKERS: ITALY   By Anita Hawser   As yields on Italian debt crept above 7% in mid-November, all eyes were on Italy as the next house of cards that could come tumbling down in the eurozone.   Bini Smaghi out ...

EM Regional Review: Asia

  WAITING GAME By Anita Hawser Asia is watching closely to see what happens to the West's buckling economies. However, intraregional trade growth and ever-increasing trade between the emerging markets will help cushion any impact.   Much of the world’s ...

EM Regional Review: Introduction

    FEAST AND FAMINE   By Anita Hawser The emerging markets are affected to a greater or lesser degree by what is happening in the developed world.   Those countries and regions that are most closely tied to the ...

Trichet Exits From ECB

NEWSMAKERS: EUROPE   By Anita Hawser   At the press conference that followed the European Central Bank’s Governing Council meeting on October 6 in Berlin, few would have guessed that it was Jean-Claude Trichet’s last meeting as ECB president.   ...

Roundtable: Supply Chain Finance

COLLABORATION GROWS   Moderated by Anita Hawser   Companies and their banks are working together to develop finance solutions encompassing the entire supply chain.   Anita Hawser: How are current market conditions impacting the development of Supply Chain Finance (SCF)? ...

Trade & Supply Chain Finance 2011

WEATHERING THE STORM   Following the 2008 financial crisis, trade finance was a term often uttered in the upper echelons of global political circles. Treasury secretaries bandied the term around at G20 meetings, stressing the importance of keeping the wheels ...

Central Banker Report Cards 2011

MIRACLE WORKERS REACH END OF THE ROAD   By Gordon Platt, Antonio Guerrero and Anita Hawser   Boosting employment and production are the elusive goals of today’s central bankers.   If it’s broke, fix it. Central bankers are taking on ...

Treasury & Cash Management Supplement

MOBILIZING EXCESS CASH   At most cash and treasury management conferences these days, treasurers are concerned with one of two things: ensuring they play a more strategic role within companies above and beyond managing a piggy bank of money; and ...

LSE’s Rolet Between A Rock And A Hard Place

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED KINGDOM   By Anita Hawser   Xavier Rolet, the London Stock Exchange’s CEO, must have breathed a sigh of relief when the European Commission announced in early August that it would investigate the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse ...