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Efma: Banks Overlook Potential of ATMs - 23 September 2014

The automated teller machine (ATM) channel offers exciting possibilities for banks - if they are astute enough to recognise them and then take the necessary action ...

Swift’s Rejection of Russia Ban Could Feature at Sibos - 22 September 2014

Delegates attending the Sibos 2014 conference in Boston at the end of this month organised by Swift will be interested in whether the issue of economic sanctions against Russia has elbowed its way onto the agenda. ...

European Run-off Market Grows Ahead of Solvency II - 19 September 2014

The European insurance run-off market is set to grow for the sixth year in a row, with transactional activity set to reach a peak in 2015 as the Solvency II capital adequacy regime impacts on the number of deals coming into the market ...

Scottish Referendum Vote a Relief for Business - 19 September 2014

The primary effect of Scotland’s vote against independence will be a huge sigh of relief, both for businesses operating across the UK and for the country’s political establishment, says Adrian Rogstad, country risk analyst for IHS ...

Bank Demand for ECB Loans Less than Expected - 18 September 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched the first round of its stimulus programmme aimed at getting banks to lend more to revive the eurozone economy, but the demand for cheap credit fell below expectations ...

Sibos Attendees to be Subject to Health Check - 18 September 2014

Delegates attending the Sibos 2014 conference, to be held in Boston from September 29 to October 2, have been told to expect additional safety measures to protect against infectious illnesses ...

OECD Tax Proposals Tighten Screws on Multinationals - 16 September 2014

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a package of draft rules and progress reports in the latest stage of the campaign to update international tax rules ...

China Crackdowns Deter Foreign Investment - 16 September 2014

China is finding it increasingly difficult to attract foreign investors, according to the latest data from the country’s ministry of commerce ...

New Capital ‘Transforming the Reinsurance Market’ - 16 September 2014

Around US$20bn of new capital has entered the reinsurance market in the past two years, through investments in insurance-linked securities (ILS), funds and the special purpose vehicles dubbed ‘sidecars’ ...