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The secret behind Sweden's success

March 1, 2019

Sweden's banks are often the envy of Europe, but the Riksbank warns of some vulnerability to volatility. The Banker assesses if these concerns are valid.

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What are Latin America's prospects for 2019?

March 1, 2019

The Banker asked a group of economists to share their views on Latin America’s prospects in 2019, as new administrations promise change, Argentina deals with austerity and US-China trade tensions threaten to hit exporters. Silvia Pavoni reports.

IIF: regulatory fragmentation ‘risks tearing markets apart’

March 1, 2019

The Institute of International Finance has sounded a warning for the G20 to urgently address the trend towards diverging regulatory standards, which it says could have dire consequences for the real economy. By Justin Pugsley.

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Status report: MiFID II, one year in

March 1, 2019

One year since MiFID II came into force, it has become clearer where some of the chips will fall. Meanwhile, the market has its hands full with some of the short-term fallout, as Kat Van Hoof describes.

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Hong Kong and Singapore: friends or foes?

March 1, 2019

The similarities between Hong Kong and Singapore are striking. Kimberley Long looks at how the two are working together to punch above their respective weights.

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The new science of risk management

March 1, 2019

Natural sciences are inspiring ground-breaking simulation tools. Silvia Pavoni looks at what banks can do with them.

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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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Asia’s stock exchanges find their competitive edge

February 1, 2019

The search for international companies looking to list and the boom in technology companies is making Asian stock exchanges more competitive, as they examine what differentiates them in the eyes of investors. Kimberley Long reports.

Banks bag some concessions on Basel trading book

January 24, 2019

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.

How will banks adapt to a post-Ibor landscape?

January 2, 2019

The authorities are determined to wean the financial system off using interbank offered rates. The problem is that the transition is happening painfully slowly and industry may not be ready in time. By Justin Pugsley.

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