New Basel regulations due to take effect in 2019 will create need for 2,000 staff. Some of the world’s biggest banks are set to spend more than $200m each to implement new regulations that will dramatically increase capital demands for some parts of their trading businesses. Source: FT
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Saudi Arabia’s National Water Co. is seeking financial advisers to arrange the sale of parts of the country’s water distribution network, according to people familiar with the matter. Source Gulf News
The ‘Joint Sea 2017’ drills of the Russian and Chinese naval forces have begun the first stage of major exercises, marking the first time they have taken place in Europe. Source RT
The International Monetary Fund late on July 20 approved a one-year, $1.8 billion loan program for Greece but will not release any funds until the eurozone agrees on a debt relief plan, in a highly unusual compromise step. Source: Daily News