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13, 02, 2013

IBOS Summer School 2013 – Registration now open!

The fifth year of the highly-recommended IBOS Summer School on International Cash Management and Treasury Management Services and Systems will take place from 8th– 13th September 2013 at Fitzwilliam College, […]

17, 01, 2013

Offshore Investment, January 2013 – “Politicians with their heads in the clouds”

The recent outrage directed at companies like Amazon, Google and Starbucks is perplexing not because these companies are “exploiting” (i.e. using) the legal and tax framework of the European Union […]

17, 01, 2013

Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems, January 2013 – “Correspondent banking business model: Challenges to reciprocity”

Bob Lyddon,IBOS Association Limited Abstract The paper investigates the interconnection of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) with ISO 20022, and the objective of migrating the payments market off SWIFT […]

12, 12, 2012

Global Banking & Finance Review, December 2012 – ‘Eurozone Crisis’

Eurozone crisis – ratings downgrade of key players in the bailout and rising dangers for the UK. Moody’s downgraded the ESM (European Stability Mechanism) and the EFSF (European Financial Stability […]

11, 12, 2012

Cititrust EDGE Magazine, Q4, 2012 – “How do we sort out the Euro and will the ESM make a difference?”

The German constitutional court has agreed that there is no legal barrier to the establishment of the ESM, as long as Germany’s obligations do not exceed EUR190 billion. This has […]

02, 11, 2012

BBC Radio 4, November 2012 – Bob Lyddon interview

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26, 10, 2012

InterContinental Finance Magazine, October 2012 – ‘How do we sort out the Euro and will the ESM make a difference?’

The German constitutional court has agreed that there is no legal barrier to the establishment of the ESM, as long as Germany’s obligations do not exceed EUR190 billion. This has […]

05, 10, 2012

Economia Magazine, October 2012 – ‘Future of the Euro’

The continued uncertainty over the future of the euro is doing little to enhance the prospects of any kind of economic recovery in Europe. The single currency threatens to take […]

08, 08, 2012

Cititrust EDGE Magazine, Q3, 2012 – “Euro crisis is the Paris Club all over again”

The Eurozone crisis is unresolved and the purpose of loans into the big Debtor nations was in large part to buy goods from big Creditor nations. Greece has, for example, […]

31, 07, 2012

Global Banking & Finance Review, July 2012 – “European Investment Bank – the EU’s Northern Rock”

At the Brussels EU summit at the end of June David Cameron agreed to President Hollande’s €130bn “growth” plan for the EU (this, in reality, is a “spending” plan). The […]