Editor's letter on the subject of financial technology (fintech) and prospects for the new year.
To those who thought the UK Brexit vote would be the biggest surprise of 2016, the American voters sent an even bigger shock.
Uncertainty in the financial sector calls for attention to innovations that will cut a clear path through the confusion.
An overview of the "big picture" trends in treasury and cash management shows the total value of markets in specific sub-sectors.
SWIFT's Sibos conference this year shows its continued growth and importance, 38 years after its creation.
After a summer of heavy turbulence in global financial markets, the new season starts with the seemingly endless story of when the Federal Reserve Board will raise interest rates. Although the Fed put off the move in September, the US central bank will up rates eventually, most likely at its next meeting in December. The hike will undoubtedly force some countries to shift monetary policies.
Inside Sibos | Day 3
“Global Transaction Banking is the fastest growing unit in Société Générale,” says Christian Behaghel, head of GTB at Societe Generale. “It is a very stable business, and while we generate something like 6% of the total revenue of the bank, we are experiencing growth of our revenue of 10-15% a year.” This compares, he says to some areas of retail banking that have 0-2% growth a year.
Corporate Forum | Treasury In An Integrated World
SWIFT’s Sibos conference is certainly the place where banks and financial services firms showcase their solutions and meet clients—both during the conference and at the trade show. And in the Corporate Forum, one of the conference streams which will take place on October 1 and 2, the focus is even more precise.
ROOM TO GROW Moderated by Andrea Fiano At a roundtable in Taipei, Global Finance brought together key figures in Taiwan’s banking and finance industry to discuss the emergence of the country as an offshore renminbi center and other regional economic ...
APRIL 2014 | VOL. 28 NO. 4 As we write, the Ukrainian crisis is in full swing, and the outcome is impossible to predict. What we have seen so far demonstrates not only the need for global trade treaties but ...
DEAR READER MARCH 2014 | VOL. 28 NO. 3 Not all emerging markets are equal. It may sound obvious, but these days it is worth repeating, as some emerging markets are suffering serious outflows of foreign capital that undermine their ...
DEAR READER FEBRUARY 2014 | VOL. 28 NO. 2 In 2001, Jim O’Neill, then chief economist and head of asset management at Goldman Sachs, created the acronym BRIC (which became BRICS later on with the addition of South Africa) to ...
DEAR READER JANUARY 2014 | VOL. 28 NO. 1 Janet Yellen steps in as the new chair of the Federal Reserve at a precarious moment. The Fed tapering announced in December will have a huge impact on markets around the ...