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Cyber Risks: The Growing Threat

Cyber security in the banking sector

Andreas Eicher, Frank Romeike03.02.2015, 09:05

Everyone remembers the movie-like bank robbery back in 2013, when the robbers dug a 30 metre tunnel to a bank branch in Berlin and ransacked the safety deposit boxes. It took hard work, creativity...

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Commodities

Conflicting data sends crude oil rangebound

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]23.02.2015, 11:18

Commodities had a mixed week with currencies and equities providing little guidance. In Europe the economic outlook continues to improve while the showdown with Athens carries on with most expecting...

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Bank stability

Untangling the risks of banks and governments will take more than a banking union

Claudia Buch [Deutsche Bundesbank]21.02.2015, 08:40

The European banking union raises high expectations. Its uniform prudential standards are intended to improve bank stability and boost financial market integration, and it is expected to untangle the...

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Outlook

Crude oil sees biggest rally in 17 years

Ole Hansen [Head of Commodity Strategy, Saxo Bank]09.02.2015, 15:45

Commodities made a strong comeback during the past week with the Bloomberg Commodity index returning 2.3%, the best weekly result in 18 months. Gains were seen across most sectors apart from precious...

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From Denmark to China

Currency pegs around the world in focus

John J. Hardy06.02.2015, 10:49

After  the  January 15 currency earthquake, when the Swiss National Bank suddenly walked away from the franc ceiling, currency pegs around the world have come into focus. In Europe, the...

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Political Risk Map 2015

Growing political risk in the year ahead and beyond

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]02.02.2015, 20:26

Geopolitical tensions, falling commodity prices, separatist movements, and more are shaping today’s political risk landscape. There is a clear divide between healthy emerging markets and those that...

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Outlook 2015

Recovery with risks attached

Eric Heymann/Oliver Rakau/Stefan Schneider [DB Research]02.02.2015, 14:33

After a surprisingly good start to 2014, the German economy cooled noticeably in the course of the year. This was mainly due to the slowing of growth in key export markets and higher uncertainties on...

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