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Big banking profits should invite questions

September 10, 2019

What the UK's PPI mis-selling scandal shows is that the source of bank profits requires careful analysis, writes Brian Caplen.

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Will Zambia resort to IMF deal?

September 2, 2019

Zambia is beset with problems stemming from the commodities price drop, the effects of a severe drought and rampant public spending. But is an IMF loan the solution? 

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A new, circular mindset for the planet

September 2, 2019

By moving to a circular economy, the world can create less waste, design better products and adopt healthier habits, says EIB president Werner Hoyer.

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Transaction Banking Awards 2019

September 2, 2019

The banks that triumphed in The Banker’s Transaction Banking Awards 2019 were the ones that helped their clients to cut through the noise and provided the best quality of service for a modern business environment. 

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Funding Asian trade

August 23, 2019

Manufacturing patterns in Asia are seeing a long-term shift away from China towards its neighbouring countries. The Banker assesses the implications of this. 

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ING’s strategy matures to Innovation 3.0

September 2, 2019

Dutch bank ING is proud of its track record in innovating to improve the lives of its customers, as its chief innovation officer tells The Banker.

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The Banker's Top 100 Arab Banks ranking 2019: QNB back on top

September 2, 2019

Gulf banks dominate The Banker's Top 100 Arab Banks ranking on the back of a wave of mergers, with north African lenders faring less well.

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Citi proves there is life left in M&A mega-deals

September 2, 2019

The death of global M&A activity is very much exaggerated, say Mark Shafir and Cary Kochman of Citi, which has advised on four of 2019's mega-deals.

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Arab Bank chief looks to diversification and digitalisation

September 2, 2019

Jordan-headquartered Arab Bank is optimistic it can build on its profitability and growth record, despite regional pressures. Chief executive Nemeh Sabbagh talks to John Everington about the bank’s outlook and challenges

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Indonesia CBG seeks digital route to increasing GDP growth

September 2, 2019

Indonesia’s central bank governor predicts a bright future for the country on the back of solid monetary policies and increased infrastructure expenditure. 

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Vasakronan takes Australian route to issue fully digital bond

September 2, 2019

When Swedish real estate company Vasakronan decided to venture outside the local bond market, it chose to issue in Australian dollars and go fully digital – a strategy that netted it new international long-term investors, as Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Citi EMEA CEO keeps a close eye on the bigger picture

September 2, 2019

Citigroup’s CEO of EMEA operations talks to The Banker about prioritising client satisfaction, keeping up with digitisation and anticipating future opportunities created by big structural shifts in the global financial system.

Cross-border challenges - Harnessing new payment flows Ch 2/4

Alan Koenigsberg, global head of new payment flows, Visa Business Solutions, talks to The Banker’s Joy Macknight about the challenges banks and corporates face when making cross-border B2B payments and whether real time is necessary for cross-border flows.

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Wave of African bank consolidation reduces systemic risk

July 11, 2019

Bank consolidation in sub-Saharan Africa is in full swing. Large and stable banks are growing steadily as a result, while many small and inefficient banks are disappearing. 

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UK ‘living will’ disclosure requirements troubling banks

Under the UK’s resolution framework, banks will have to disclose a substantial part of their planning to the public – something that is causing them considerable concern. Justin Pugsley reports.

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