Sunday, 16 December 2018


Banks face January crunch on Brexit

IFR 2264 15 December 2018 to 4 January 2019

Societe Generale, JP Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are shifting more bankers to Paris as banks step up plans to be ready for a hard Brexit or no deal, bankers said.

Fees soaring for complex debt workouts

IFR 2264 15 December 2018 to 4 January 2019

Corporate debt restructurings are set to become much more expensive as the market turns and the end of easy money heralds the start of increasingly complex and costly workouts.

New Zealand banks face Tier 1 surge

IFR 2264 15 December 2018 to 4 January 2019

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has proposed huge increases in bank capital ratios to bolster the financial system’s ability to cope with future shocks.

Hong Kong finalises TLAC rules

Hong Kong finalises TLAC rules

IFR 2264 15 December 2018 to 4 January 2019

Hong Kong has become the first jurisdiction in Asia outside Japan to introduce rules governing total loss-absorbing capacity after the Loss-absorbing Capacity Requirements–Banking Sector Rules came into force.

Jiao Qing, one of the two giant Chinese panda bears, is seen as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit their compound during a welcome ceremony at the Zoo in Berlin, Germany.

BNP Paribas gets Panda bond underwriting licence

10 December 2018

BNP Paribas has become the first French bank and third international bank overall to receive a licence to lead underwrite corporate Panda bonds in China.