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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Gareth Gore' s stories

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  • Piraeus Bank ATM machine

    Greece lures back runaway deposits

    Top News | 22 July 2016

    Greece is hoping to lure back some of the €120bn that nervous depositors have pulled out of their bank accounts over the past few years through the creation of so-called “new money” accounts that will not be subject to capital controls.

  • Monte dei Paschi bank headquaters

    Monte dei Paschi eyes last-ditch deal

    Top News | 22 July 2016

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is readying a last-ditch effort to raise funds from private investors ahead of stress test results this week that are likely to reveal a substantial shortfall in capital at the world’s oldest – and arguably most beleaguered – bank.

  • Greek presidential guards

    Greek banks pessimistic on NPL sales

    Top News | 15 July 2016

    Greek banks are growing increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for selling large chunks of their €110bn stockpile of bad loans following a series of lacklustre bids from international investors.

  • Veneto Banca logo

    Italian banks running out of options

    Top News | 08 July 2016

    Italy is fast running out of options to fill a potential €40bn capital hole in its banking system, leaving Rome with little choice but to launch a full-on government rescue – and plunging it into an inevitable conflict with the European Union.

  • Barroso

    Barroso joins Goldman Sachs as non-executive chairman

    Ticker | 08 July 2016

    Former president of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso has joined Goldman Sachs as a non-executive chairman in its international business and adviser to the wider group.

  • European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters

    ECB throws lifeline to Greek banks

    Top News | 24 June 2016

    Greek banks have scrambled to put in bids to borrow money for free from the European Central Bank, after the ECB’s governing council voted to remove a ban on the use of Greek government collateral just hours before the deadline for the second of the ECB’s targeted longer-term refinancing operations was due to expire.

  • A trader from BGC reacts after Britain voted to leave the European Union

    Brexit plunges markets into turmoil

    Top News | 24 June 2016

    European capital markets have been plunged into deep uncertainty after the UK voted to leave the European Union, with bankers and investors struggling to digest what the unprecedented decision will mean.

  • A flotilla of fishing vessels campaigning to leave the EU sails up the Thames

    Nerves jangle as Brexit vote nears

    Top News | 17 June 2016

    Deals have slowed to a trickle in Europe ahead of the UK referendum on its membership of the European Union this Thursday, with many issuers and investors preferring to sit on the sidelines for fear of getting caught up in any market turbulence.

  • Saudi Aramco

    Aramco IPO creates headache for bankers

    Top News | 10 June 2016

    An initial public offering of Aramco may still be at least two years away, but bankers have already begun work solving the many challenges to pulling off the deal, which at a mooted US$100bn (for 5% of the company) will be four times bigger than anything they have ever listed before.

  • Piraeus Bank logo

    Greek banks to miss out on free money

    Top News | 03 June 2016

    Greek banks will be largely shut out of the European Central Bank’s four-year interest-free lending facility when it is launched later this month, after the ECB’s governing council left in place a controversial ban on the use of Greek collateral in its lending operations.