Cover story: Rise of the machines

A new wave of innovation is changing what ATMs can do – and encouraging banks to rethink how and where they connect with customers. Tim Burke reports.

Big data: Excavating insight

Banking technologists have spent years trying to gain business advantages by digging into their data. As Rod James finds out, the benefits are slowly starting to show.

Treasurers and risk: Danger ahead

Increasing economic and political troubles mean corporate treasurers have placed a much stronger focus on managing country risks, writes Liz Salecka.

Cryptocurrencies: Unknown quantities

Cryptocurrencies can be created by anyone, spent anonymously and are beyond the regulatory control of governments and financial institutions. Rod James looks at how much of a threat they pose to the traditional business of banks.

Treasury Services Awards 2014

Coverage of this year's winners and interviews with the teams.

In profile: Daiwa's Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown tells Tim Burke what to expect from Daiwa Capital Markets following his appointment as head of investment banking.

EMEA 300

Our ranking of the largest companies on stock exchanges across Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

EMEA 300: Central & Eastern Europe

Lively debt and equity markets in Central & Eastern Europe have kept company executives busy. Volatility will keep them on their toes. Tim Burke reports.

EMEA 300: Middle East

Economies across the Middle East seem to be back up to steam after the global financial crisis. Now, with the World Expo and FIFA World Cup approaching, businesses are ramping up in preparation.

EMEA 300: Africa

Now Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria is attracting more attention from investors. But companies operating there are experiencing mixed fortunes. Tim Burke reports.

Southeastern Europe's stock exchanges: Pull yourselves together

Inside a tech tie-up between the stock markets of Bulgaria, Croatia and Macedonia. Tim Burke reports.

Estonian startups: Calling all investors

Estonia’s startup scene is the most active in Europe, with the state and private sector combining to create genuinely innovative companies. Rod James went to Tallinn to meet some of those involved and to find out how a population of 1.4mn has been able to punch so far above its weight.

Bulgaria: A drama out of a crisis

Bulgarian banks are in better shape than recent problems suggest, writes Tim Burke.

Ghana's hangover cure

In recent years Ghana took full advantage of the increased appetite for emerging market debt. Now with its public finances in a mess and its currency on an alarming slide, some hard decisions have to be made. Rod James reports.

Appointments round-up

New hires at Societe Generale Securities Services, TBC Bank, QNB Capital and more.

CEE & CIS news round-up

The BRICS development bank; new corporate issuers in the eurobond market; Electrica's IPO; and Mid Europa's new fund.

Middle East news round-up

Barwa Real Estate's disposals; and DP World's bumper syndicated loan.

Africa news round-up

African Development Bank's Nigerian bond; the growth of mobile banking; Ecobank Capital enters Kenya; and NIC Bank's fundraising.

Capital markets news round-up

Sub-Saharan Africa's bond deals continue; and Russia's Magnit secures new funding.

Deal news round-up

Romania's Expert Petroleum secures private equity investment; and BR Shetty maps out Travelex takeover.

Project finance news round-up

Behind new projects handling LNG in Mozambique; coal power in Vietnam; and grain exports from Ukraine.

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