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UK embraces the role of global pioneer in Open Banking

March 1, 2018

The UK has taken a giant step into the unknown, launching Open Banking ahead of its European counterparts. While not all the designated banks were ready on time, the initiative lays the groundwork for a range of new propositions for consumers and businesses. Joy Macknight reports.

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Asia's insulation: why were Fed rate hikes a non-event?

March 1, 2018

The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates three times in 2017, but the panic that some in the industry predicted would overtake Asia-Pacific’s emerging markets as a result did not materialise. Has the region finished insulating itself from market shocks? Stefania Palma reports.

Auditor questions ECB’s framework for identifying failing banks

February 21, 2018

Auditors claim the European Central Bank has a number of flaws in the way it identifies banks that are failing or likely to fail. Although these are unlikely to seriously hinder a resolution, there are questions to be answered. By Justin Pugsley.

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Maldives finance minister chases diversification

February 1, 2018

Maldives minister of finance and treasury Ahmed Munawar tells Stefania Palma how the country hopes to diversify government debt, support public infrastructure mega-projects and engage with China under a new free-trade agreement.

Top 500 2018

The Banker's Top 500 Banking Brands 2018

February 1, 2018

A decade on from the global financial crisis, the world’s top banking brands are thriving, led by impressive results in China. Joy Macknight reports.

MiFID II’s soft launch leaves loose ends

January 23, 2018

MiFID II has been one of the most hotly anticipated pieces of European financial regulation. Its launch in January did not disrupt markets, but questions linger over whether it will meet its objectives. Justin Pugsley reports.

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Will retail banking shake up Vietnam's established players?

January 2, 2018

Vietnam’s banks are pushing into retail, buoyed by a young and growing population. How will competition between new, tech-savvy private lenders and the big four public sector banks play out? Peter Janssen reports.

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Charting their own course: the move from globally harmonised regulation

January 2, 2018

Cracks are emerging in the post-crisis drive to harmonise global financial regulation, with policy-makers diverging in everything from payments to data residency. The effects could be profound, as Danielle Myles discovers. 

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The battle to build Africa: will India and Japan usurp China?

January 2, 2018

Japan and India are joining forces to boost their commercial presence in Africa and counter China’s dominance. Will they be able to compete with the continent's top trading partner – and how is Beijing reacting to the new competition? Stefania Palma reports.

Basel IV’s done – now comes the hard part

December 18, 2017

The Basel Committee negotiators finally got there. The so-called Basel IV framework has been agreed and is not as harsh as many bankers had feared, but now comes an even harder part: implementing it consistently across the world. By Justin Pugsley.

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