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Investec CIB head takes a steady approach to growth

May 1, 2019

Investec faces the unbundling of its asset management business as well as turbulent conditions in the UK. CIB chief Chris Meyer talks to The Banker about how it will will navigate these challenges.

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Deutsche Bank makes successful manoeuvre with reverse yankees

May 1, 2019

As reverse yankees bounce back from 2018's dip, Deutsche Bank's EMEA investment grade credit team has been quick to get in on the action. 

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Saudi Arabia celebrates MSCI index inclusion

May 1, 2019

The acceptance of Saudi Arabia's stock exchange into the MSCI Emerging Markets Index marks the progress of its capital markets. 

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Will elections leave South Africa on the right track?

May 1, 2019

South Africa's growth forecast of just over 1% in 2019 is a step in the right direction. But issues of debt, inflation and political corruption are still hindering the country's progress. 

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Saudi banks prosper as country transitions away from oil

May 1, 2019

Saudi Arabia's banks are getting prepared for the transition to a less oil-dependent economy. 

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Why are investors wary when Tanzania is booming?

May 1, 2019

A robust economy, booming population and favourable geographic location are putting Tanzania on investors' radars. But how friendly is it to foreign investors? 

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Will digital banks disrupt South Africa's big five?

May 1, 2019

A quintet of big banks dominate South Africa's banking scene, but this could change as the arrival of several low-cost digital banks triggers competition. 

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Surfing the big tech wave: will IPOs revive the market?

May 1, 2019

Despite a grim first quarter for primary issuance in capital markets, the trickle is to be followed by a tsunami of big tech IPOs. The question is, which will sink and which will swim? 

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Deals of the Year 2019 - Asia-Pacific

May 1, 2019

The best deals in the Asia-Pacific region over the past year are celebrated.

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Invisible payments move into sight

May 1, 2019

Invisible payments are transforming the physical point of sale into a zero-effort, frictionless affair. The Banker explores why banks should have a strategy for this concept. 

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Are mergers back in favour in the US?

May 1, 2019

The merger of US mid-sized banks BB&T and SunTrust resulted in an entity of impressive scale and profitability, but will similar sized US banks be rushing to emulate the deal?

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Recovering UniCredit makes return to form with bond bonanza

May 1, 2019

UniCredit's restructuring programme has paid off, enabling the Italian bank to return to the market with a handful of regulatory capital deals.

Tech Talk: interview with Simon Davies, Ebanx

Simon Davies, general manager UK, Ebanx, a Brazilian fintech which offers end-to-end cross-border payment solutions, talks to Joy Macknight about helping international businesses to grow faster in Latin America by offering a local payment experience for their customers.

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GCC Islamic banks growth poised for revival

May 10, 2019

Asset growth is likely to accelerate in 2019-20 for GCC Islamic banks after a difficult 2018.

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Will leveraged corporate loans trigger the next crisis?

The leveraged loan market is to be investigated by the Financial Stability Board in case it poses a systemic risk to the global financial system. This is likely to lead to even greater scrutiny of the shadow banking sector. Justin Pugsley reports.

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