Falcon chairman responds to FT article on alternative financiers

Kamel Alzarka, chairman and founder of Falcon Group, writes to the FT in response to an article containing Lord Turners comments on the “good and bad cholesterol” of shadow banks (November 19th). To read Lord Turner’s article, please click here To read Kamel Alzarka’s response, please click here



Natixis considers the Irish recovery in Investment Europe

Ireland seems to be on the road to economic recovery, with falling government bond yields and credit ratings agencies raising their outlook for the economy. But in a guest commentary for Investment Europe, Rene Defossez, fixed-income strategist at Natixis, argues that these developments must be put into perspective. Austerity measures continue to leave imprints on …

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BPL Global discusses the potential impact of China's new leader on trade

Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man to lead China for the next decade. While it remains to be seen how increasing consumer demand (Chinese demographics and infrastructure expenditure have driven much of its GDP) will affect imports, the change of leadership will impact both trade and trade finance in the country. Speaking to …

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Standard and Poor's: The Measure of the Market

Yann Le Pallec, Managing Director, EMEA Ratings, Standard and Poors argues for the importance of credit ratings agencies, and explains both the benefits and the potential pitfalls that their work can bring for investors, in this month’s edition of World Finance. To read the full article please click here



How will Basel III impact GCC countries? BNY Mellon discusses in Cash and Trade

In a commentary piece for Cash and Trade, Mark Fenner, Head of Developing Markets EMEA at BNY Mellon Treasury Services, approaches the topic of Basel III to discuss its potential impact on banks and international trade. In particular, he writes of how the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries will meet the requirements of the regulation, …

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Think SEPA. Think Deutsche – Deutsche Bank publish guide to system migration

As it is now mandatory for corporates to migrate to SEPA (the single euro payments area) by 1 February 2014, Deutsche Bank has published an in-depth supplement for those who want to make the switch as seamless as possible. The publication, titled “The ultimate guide to SEPA migration”, was written by Michael Spiegel, Deutsche Bank’s …

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BNY Mellon talks transaction banking in FX-MM

FX-MM recently brought together banking heads from treasury, trading and technology for the magazine’s Transaction Banking Debate. Peter Hazou, BNY Mellon’s Head of Market Development for Treasury Services, was asked to participate. In the ensuing article, he gives his views on the current trends hitting these sectors – including how the euro zone sovereign debt …

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Natixis analyses economic policies and the future of the dollar on FTSE Global Markets

Over the past week, Natixis’ chief economist, Patrick Artus, posted three blogs on FTSE Global Markets. The first, “For how long will the United States be able to prevent the dollar from rising” questions what limit the Federal Reserve will set on liquidity creation. This is in light of the dollar possibly appreciating as the US …

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Collaboration is needed in trade finance, says BNY Mellon

By increasing bank-corporate communication – on a local and global level – banks can become more responsive and pre-emptive to corporate concerns, writes Mauro Bonacina, EMEA sales officer, BNY Mellon Treasury Services, in a blog for Trade and Forfaiting Review. Such an approach, he says, is needed in today’s post-crisis environment, where limitations on sourcing …

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BNY Mellon provides opinion for FX-MM country focus

In this month’s FX-MM country focus on the United Arab Emirates, BNY Mellon’s Mark Fenner, Head of EMEA Developing Markets, shares his views on the region’s future growth, and in particular, how it is faring as the effects of the global financial crisis continue to impact markets. To read the full article, please click here …

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