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Can Islamic finance find its feet in Asia?

November 1, 2019

Islamic banking is a growing industry across Asia, with alternatives to conventional banking being developed to cater for the region’s huge Muslim population. 

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A baptism of fire for Lagarde at the ECB

November 1, 2019

New European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde has her work cut out getting consensus on the best way to avoid an economic slump in the euro area. 

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Greek banks shore up national recovery though risks remain

November 1, 2019

In the year or so since Greece exited its last bailout programme, the country has made some important strides – but much work remains to be done. 

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The Banker's Top Islamic Financial Institutions – 2019

November 1, 2019

The Banker’s 2019 Top Islamic Financial Institutions rankings show overall asset growth in the sector, with regions such as Asia booming and others, such as Africa, holding plenty of unbanked potential. John Everington reports.

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PWM/The Banker Private Banking Awards 2019

November 1, 2019

Our 11th annual private banking awards see a strong showing from leading US banks combining technological innovation, customer service and business acumen

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Saxo CEO sees strengths in partnerships

November 1, 2019

Denmark-based Saxo Bank is really more of a fintech. And it is from this long-standing perspective that CEO Kim Fournais tells Edward Russell-Walling how he foresees a bursting of the fintech bubble, and why partnerships are now paramount for all banks.

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Kenyan central bank governor wants a more customer-centric focus

November 1, 2019

In the face of cooling growth predictions, Kenya's central bank governor talks to John Everington about the deeper changes being made to the country's banking system.

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Caixa opens Spanish market for SDG bonds

November 1, 2019

CaixaBank's charitable roots explain its success in launching the first Spanish bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Tradle CEO sees blockchain solving KYC onboarding conundrum

November 1, 2019

Know your customer compliance is a headache for banks. Tradle’s CEO explains how blockchain technology can be used to improve the client onboarding experience.

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Assessing sustainable infrastructure: the bigger picture

November 1, 2019

Infrastructure is assessed for its environmental, social and governance credentials on a project-by-project basis but calls are growing for a comprehensive, sector-wide analysis. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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BofA equity derivatives team bridges continental gulf

November 1, 2019

A shift from offering clients hedging to a more solutions-based approach has driven Bank of America’s success in a field dominated by European banks. 

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Al Rajhi CEO looks to continue diversification drive

November 1, 2019

Al Rajhi CEO Stefano Bertamini talks about growth areas at the bank, including high take-up of its mobile app.

Use of open banking for corporate banking - Staying connected in the experience economy CH 1/5

In this opening chapter, Andy Hirst, vice president of banking solutions at SAP, looks at how innovations in open banking have impacted corporate banking.

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Positive signs for Colombia’s banks

November 12, 2019

The IMF is continuing to forecast healthy economic growth for Colombia, in contrast to many of its neighbours. Will this provide fertile ground for the country’s banks? Marie Kemplay reports.

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Is Basel IV in danger of unravelling?

A changing economic environment and populist pressures are potentially threatening the faithful implementation of Basel IV across the world. This is an outcome that jurisdictions should try to resist. By Justin Pugsley.

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