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Attempts to match assets and liabilities on a country-by-country basis could be threatened if Greece leaves the eurozone. Banks fear the imposition of capital controls – the precursor to a redenomination – would spook depositors in other peripheral...
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Amundi ETF has launched five ETFs in Spain, marking its entry into an ETF market that providers believe has growth potential despite being relatively undeveloped
An injection of liquidity from the European Central Bank has eased funding risks for Spanish banks, but derivatives market participants still have to prepare for a wave of regulatory change. The Risk España rankings show BBVA regaining top spot from...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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