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Will fintechs stay the course?

February 19, 2019

Fintechs are making waves and revenues but turning a profit may take longer, even as much as 10 years. Many, writes Brian Caplen, will disappear altogether.

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How has Belarus become a beacon of stability

February 1, 2019

Belarus’s economy is in good shape, but concerns linger over the high level of non-performing loans and the dominant role of the state in the banking sector. Michael Imeson reports.

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UAE faces headwinds undaunted thanks to reform agenda

February 1, 2019

The UAE’s reform timetable is providing the country with some breathing space in addressing problems with a declining real estate market and stagnant job creation rates. James King reports. 

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AIIB president makes global engagement a priority

February 1, 2019

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president Jin Liqun talks to Adrienne Klasa about the importance of the institution’s collaborative role with other global players.

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Bolsonaro keeps observers guessing on Brazil's trade direction

February 1, 2019

Brazil’s new government wants to open up the country's economy and increase trade with the rest of the world. But beyond the campaign rhetoric, the US-China trade war is making it hard to second guess how achievable those goals will be. Thierry Ogier reports.

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Is innovation a double-edged sword for capital markets teams?

February 1, 2019

Technology has become part of banks’ DNA, but some areas have more resistant to change than others. How will new apps and tech advancements under way at capital markets desks affect the way banks do business? Kat Van Hoof investigates.

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Australian central banker focuses on the home front

January 11, 2019

Guy Debelle, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, talks to Kimberley Long about the Australian property market and the growing strength of Asian banks in the country.

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Barclays banking head sets his sights on European growth

January 18, 2019

Reid Marsh, Barclays’ head of banking for Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, tells Kat Van Hoof about his ambitious growth targets and where he sees business opportunities for the year ahead.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2019

January 22, 2019

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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All eyes on Indonesia as Asia's banks look to strike

February 1, 2019

Indonesia’s banks are in a strong position, enjoying the steady GDP growth and high levels of liquidity. Despite some potential hurdles, international banks are including the country in their expansion plans. Kimberley Long reports.

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AI in Africa: a different kind of intelligence

February 1, 2019

AI has still to make its presence felt in Africa's banking sector, but brings with it opportunities to bank the unbanked and engage with the continent's youthful population. However, as Kit Gillet reports, Africa's unique needs mean achieving these goals is not straightforward.

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How has Belarus become a beacon of stability

February 1, 2019

Belarus’s economy is in good shape, but concerns linger over the high level of non-performing loans and the dominant role of the state in the banking sector. Michael Imeson reports.

Tech Talk: interview with Christoph Gugelman and Nils Behling, Tradeteq

CEO Christoph Gugelman and CFO Nils Behling, co-founders of Tradeteq which is a marketplace for trade finance assets, explain to Joy Macknight the hurdles to treating trade finance as an asset class, as well as the benefits to be gained by doing so.

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Japan’s banks set sights abroad

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Facing a sluggish economy, Japanese banks are looking overseas in their quest for growth, and their south-east Asian neighbours in particular have seen an influx of investment. 

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Banks bag some concessions on Basel trading book

The finalised version of the Basel Committee’s market risk capital framework reveals some important wins for the banks, but they certainly did not get it all their own way. By Justin Pugsley.

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