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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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Australian banking faces Royal Commission watershed

January 2, 2019

Australia’s Royal Commission has brought out into the open a decade’s worth of misconduct in the country’s banking sector. As the industry faces geopolitical pressures and the emergence of challenger banks, Australian banking is set for an overhaul. Kimberley Long reports.

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Stable, solid, but are Germany's banks prepared for coming challenges?

January 2, 2019

Low interest rates and lacklustre profitability could spark consolidation in the German banking sector. Despite these challenges, the system remains well capitalised with low NPLs and the prospect of benefiting from Brexit, as Kit Gillet reports.

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The circular economy: how it transforms finance

January 2, 2019

As countries continue to consume more resources than they replace, is moving to a circular economy the answer? Some companies are already shifting into service provision so they can control sustainability, rather than selling products that end up in landfill. Silvia Pavoni looks at the business argument.

The end of the line for wasteful economic models

January 2, 2019

The world's current patterns of consumption are globally acknowledged to be unsustainable, leading to calls for this linear economic model to be replaced with a 'circular' economy. 

EU benchmarks regulation risks further fragmentation

November 21, 2018

Third-country benchmark administrators are struggling to comply with the EU’s benchmarks regulation, potentially threatening to cut off some EU entities from non-EU financial markets.

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A Russian resolution: are the country's banks back on track?

November 1, 2018

Following crises, poor management and bailouts, is Russia's banking sector on the road to recovery?

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Rescuing Argentina: will the rope snap after IMF bailout?

November 1, 2018

Argentina’s currency crisis has triggered an IMF bailout, which the government believes will spark a recovery. Those who recall the IMF’s last intervention less favourably will be hoping the government is right. 

Why cognitive technologies are a double-edged sword

October 20, 2018

Cognitive technologies could provide banks with new efficiencies, capabilities and innovations. But they could also cause a future crisis if not properly controlled.

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Supervisors or enforcers: who steers AML in Europe?

October 1, 2018

Even after several revisions, the EU’s anti-money laundering directive does not definitively answer the question of whether a unified EU approach to AML is needed and politically achievable. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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