Management | Hedging
The dramatic slide in oil prices over the past year or so has once again underscored the value—and perils—of hedging. Some companies and governments bet on a fall in the cost of crude and thereby obviated large losses. Others did not make out so well.
Treasury & Cash Management
Management | Hedging
Special Report | The Digital Bank
Banks are using new technologies to help corporate clients make better financial decisions.
Management | Cash Management
New liquidity rules for banks may force multinational clients to hold more cash in local branches.
Banking | United Kingdom
In its 2014 annual report published in February, RBS announced that CIB, which includes global transaction services, will reduce its geographical footprint from 38 to 13 countries.
Newsmakers | United States
Weiss is widely regarded as capable, and is a liberal himself. But he came under fire because of his affiliation with Wall Street, as many in the American left have been calling for an end to the “revolving door,”
Market Analysis | Supply Chain Finance
Trade agreements, falling commodity prices, economic growth and Basel III are among the issues that are top of mind for many experts in banking and trade finance in Asia.
Eddie Listorti, co-global head of fixed income, currencies and commodities at ANZ Group in Singapore, sees intra-Asian currency flows as a lucrative opportunity.
Global Finance sat down with Jochen Dümler, president and chief executive officer of insurer Euler Hermes North America, to look at the global market for trade credit insurance.
Mikhail Palei, head of foreign exchange flow at VTB Capital in Moscow, expects international banks to lose their appetite for risk in the Russian ruble—which he sees as an opportunity for Russia’s FX desks.
China | Milestones
The Chinese government has followed the US and Western European model by providing deposit insurance for private savers in the Chinese banking system.
Antti Ranta, head of FX at Nordea in Helsinki, sees demand growing for emerging markets currencies in Nordic countries—and for advice on how to trade them.
Regulatory uncertainty, technological change and traders behaving badly have collided in a perfect storm for banks’ foreign exchange operations
Philip Nel, head of FX trading for Africa at Standard Bank in Johannesburg, anticipates a proliferation of new foreign exchange products in countries across the continent.
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