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Central banks should be unpopular

December 11, 2018

Or to be more accurate they should be unpopular for the right reasons, writes Brian Caplen, as a decade of easy money has undermined their credibility.

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The early-mover disadvantage

December 3, 2018

Developed countries that were early innovators are now finding it hard to disentangle from their (now established) innovations, and are being left standing by developing regions. By Chris Skinner.

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The Banker's Bank of the Year Awards 2018

November 30, 2018

Banks that delivered solid financial results while demonstrating prowess in developing new products, services and the employment of new technology, came out on top in the Banker Awards 

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The power of QR codes

November 20, 2018

The use of QR codes for payments has seen widespread take-up across emerging markets due to the low-tech, low-cost deployment. But will they conquer the developed markets? 

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A private equity saviour for Myanmar?

November 9, 2018

Held in low esteem internationally, Myanmar is hoping private equity investors can inject some life into its weak private sector. Peter Janssen reports.

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The Banker's Top 100 CIS Banks ranking: reaping the rewards of recovery

December 3, 2018

The Banker's latest rankings show Commonwealth of Independent States banks continuing to improve after 2015’s slump, with Kazakhstan leading the way. Andrew MacDowall reports.

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Jefferies rides European fintech deals wave

December 3, 2018

Europe’s burgeoning reputation for fintech and open-source software is attracting the attention of US investors. This is where Jefferies comes in, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Who is footing the UK's infrastructure bill?

December 3, 2018

The UK is undergoing a spell of extensive infrastructure building activity. Peter McGill looks at the funding hurdles these developments are having to overcome.

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Argentina foreign affairs minister bullish on recovery

December 3, 2018

Argentina's foreign affairs minister tells The Banker why he is confident the country will bounce back from economic crisis, with help from China.

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Ipsos bond debut strengthens acquisition strategy

December 3, 2018

Market researcher Ipsos made its markets debut with a €300m issue, funding the acquisition of a stake in one of its rivals. David Wigan reports.

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Santander’s digital dreams move ahead with Openbank

December 3, 2018

Ezequiel Szafir, the CEO of Openbank, talks to Joy Macknight about constructing Santander’s fully digital experiment from the ground up.

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Credit Suisse's IBCM co-heads make presence felt

December 3, 2018

Credit Suisse's heads of investment banking and capital markets are leveraging their private banking network and global connectivity to ramp up growth. 

Chapter 1 of 5: Defining the bank of the future - Building the intelligent bank

In the first part of this series, Falk Rieker, global IBU head for banking, SAP, talks about what banks will need to do in the age of digital banking.

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Lebanon: the banking sector that could

November 27, 2018
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Despite operating in an environment fraught with difficulties, the top Lebanese banks have been consistently building up their balance sheets for more than 10 years. Joy Macknight reports.

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Why cognitive technologies are a double-edged sword 

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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