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Top 500 Banking Brands 2019

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Chinese banks, spearheaded by ICBC, continue to expand their brand power, steadily pushing the US and European banks out of the top spots. 

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Are regulators on top of shadow banks?

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Where shadow banking is driving credit creation, regulators are liable to find their efforts to calm things down meeting with political resistance. India and China are both in focus, writes Brian Caplen.

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Do bumps in the road lie ahead for Canada's banks?

January 2, 2019

Canada's banks have enjoyed a profitable few years, but are now faced with issues such as the US-China trade war, a dip in the mortgage markets, and a new counter-terrorism act coming into force. Lucien Chauvin assesses the likely impact of these events.

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Bambang Brodjonegor: Indonesia has eyes fixed on poverty reduction

January 2, 2019

Indonesia is contending with natural disasters, investors de-risking and general election uncertainty. But the government will not shrink from its aim of poverty reduction, minister for national development planning Bambang Brodjonegor tells Adrienne Klasa. 

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Nikhil Rathi: Capital markets development is key to Africa’s growth

January 2, 2019

Only by developing its local capital markets can Africa gain access to global investment, which would enable the continent's countries to combat climate change, build infrastructure and support its wide range of companies, says London Stock Exchange CEO Nikhil Rathi.

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Is cash still relevant?

January 2, 2019

The case for cash is being eroded by innovations in payments and wholly digital business models, yet physical banknotes and coins persist. Is there a future for physical monetary exchange? Joy Macknight investigates.

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Herman van Rompuy: Keeping it together for the sake of the EU

January 2, 2019

The EU is riven by internal discord, driven by nationalism and social discontent in member states, and squeezed by external pressures such as the US' actions and associated trade wars. Former European Council president Herman van Rompuy makes a plea for unity. 

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Do bumps in the road lie ahead for Canada's banks?

January 2, 2019

Canada's banks have enjoyed a profitable few years, but are now faced with issues such as the US-China trade war, a dip in the mortgage markets, and a new counter-terrorism act coming into force. Lucien Chauvin assesses the likely impact of these events.

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Why has ESG investment blossomed?

January 2, 2019

Environmental, social and governance-focused investing has ballooned in recent years as companies realise ignoring social impact carries both financial and reputational risk. Not only that, but accessible products, such as exchange-traded funds, make the sustainable route increasingly appealing. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Finance Minister of the Year 2019

January 2, 2019

The Banker's Finance Minister of the Year 2019 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

Central Banker of the Year 2019

Central Banker of the Year 2019

January 2, 2019

The Banker's Central Banker of the Year 2019 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

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Top 300 Asia-Pacific Banks 2019: China holds strong while Indian reforms hits hard

January 2, 2019

China's banks affirm their strength in the The Banker’s Top 300 Asia-Pacific Banks ranking, while India is making moves in the wrong direction. Kimberley Long reports.

Tech Talk: interview with April Rudin, The Rudin Group

April Rudin, founder and president The Rudin Group, a marketing strategy firm for the financial services and wealth management industry, talks to Joy Macknight about technology trends in the wealth management arena and how financial firms can best attract and manage millennial talent.

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Italian job unfinished, but progress is being made

January 17, 2019
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Italy’s banks have done well to reduce exposure to NPLs in recent years, but there remains much work to be done. Katrien Van Hoof reports.

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Cognitive technologies could provide banks with new efficiencies, capabilities and innovations. But they could also cause a future crisis if not properly controlled. By Justin Pugsley.

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