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Access-Diamond market-driven merger brings boost to Nigeria

March 1, 2019

The merger of Access Bank and Diamond Bank in Nigeria represents a landmark for a number of reasons, not least because the deal was market driven and not forced through by the central bank. 

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How to choose the right cloud provider

March 1, 2019

After initial trepidation, banks are now stampeding into the cloud. But what differentiates the large cloud providers? Joy Macknight talks to five global players to find out. 

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Mexico's deputy finance minister prepares for poverty fight

March 1, 2019

Mexico’s deputy finance minister, Arturo Herrera, talks to Jane Monahan about how the country’s new government plans to effect social change through economic policy.

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UK shadow chancellor’s door is open

March 1, 2019

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor of the exchequer and member of the UK’s main opposition Labour Party, talks to Nick Kochan about his plans for the country’s banking sector, alongside tax and wage reforms. 

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Bahrain’s banks see a future in fintech

March 1, 2019

The Bahraini banking sector sees fintech development and Islamic finance as reliable prospects while oil prices remain low. Kit Gillet reports.

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How to choose the right cloud provider

March 1, 2019

After initial trepidation, banks are now stampeding into the cloud. But what differentiates the large cloud providers? Joy Macknight talks to five global players to find out. 

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Barclays brings home a rare Israel opportunity

March 1, 2019

In early 2019, the state of Israel conducted its largest ever international deal. Joint lead manager Barclays utilised its long-standing history in the country to help make the deal a success.

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What are Latin America's prospects for 2019?

March 1, 2019

The Banker asked a group of economists to share their views on Latin America’s prospects in 2019, as new administrations promise change, Argentina deals with austerity and US-China trade tensions threaten to hit exporters. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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The new science of risk management

March 1, 2019

Natural sciences are inspiring ground-breaking simulation tools. Silvia Pavoni looks at what banks can do with them.

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Sub-Saharan African markets eye the benefits of consolidation

March 1, 2019

The heightened M&A activity in sub-Saharan Africa is garnering enthusiasm over the potential creation of a leaner, fitter and more adaptable banking sector across the region. 

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The Banker's Top 100 Central American Banks ranking: Panama keeps regional crown

March 1, 2019

The ongoing issues around Panama's offshore tax haven status since the Panama Papers scandal of 2016 have not negatively affected its banks, which continue to dominate in Central America. 

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The Banker's Top Islamic GCC Banks ranking 2019: Al Rajhi heads a healthy table

March 1, 2019

In The Banker's first Top Islamic GCC Banks ranking, a healthy picture emerges, with asset growth and profitability impressive by any standards. James King assesses what the industry is getting right.

Tech Talk: Interview with Michael Goldstein, City of London Group, and Jason Oakley, Recognise

Michael Goldstein, CEO of City of London Group, and Jason Oakley, CEO of Recognise, a UK SME challenger bank awaiting regulatory approval, explain the main challenges small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) face when trying to access financial services and how Recognise aims to redefine the SME banking experience.

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IPOs experience worst start in a decade

March 21, 2019

Uncertainty and volatility make for uneasy bedfellows in any investment environment, but the bite is most keenly felt in initial public offerings. Kat Van Hoof reports.

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IIF: regulatory fragmentation ‘risks tearing markets apart’

The Institute of International Finance has sounded a warning for the G20 to urgently address the trend towards diverging regulatory standards, which it says could have dire consequences for the real economy. By Justin Pugsley.

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