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Agent-based models and the evolution of risk management

July 2, 2019

Richard Bookstaber, chief risk officer at the University of California, explains how analysing human behaviour is essential to managing risk.

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A sunny future for Spain's banks?

July 2, 2019

A low interest rate environment, the cost of digitisation and competition from disruptors are all squeezing Spanish banks’ profitability but the general feeling is one of cautious optimism. 

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China pivots towards retail banking

July 2, 2019

With China's banks looking for new ways to increase earnings, many view retail banking and wealth management as an opportunity that cannot be passed up. 

Regulators brace for inevitability of successful cyber attacks

July 2, 2019

Cyber crime can hit a bank hard from many different angles. It is therefore unsurprising that bankers view it as their number one risk.

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The state of play: India's banks in 2019

July 1, 2019

India’s banks have battled through a fraught period of non-performing loans, and are starting to bounce back. Rekha Gupta Menon looks at how they have tidied up their balance sheets and increased Tier 1 Capital. 

Making Basel III work for developing economies

June 3, 2019

Any rush to implement improved regulatory standards must take into account the particular needs of developing markets, write Liliana Rojas-Suarez and Thorsten Beck of the Center for Global Development’s task force.

Banks disappointed as MAR review looks to be delayed

June 3, 2019

The EU’s Market Abuse Regulation is over two years old and the industry thinks certain aspects of it need to be adjusted to make it work better. But they may have to be patient.

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How green is your bank? Defining sustainable finance

June 3, 2019

The banking industry is waking up to the importance of meeting environmental standards, but progress will be limited until universal definitions and standards can be agreed. 

How central banks connect with the community

May 1, 2019

Central bankers must improve communications with the public if they are to combat charges of elitism, Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, tells The Banker.

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Erdogan looks to banks as Turkey teeters into recession

May 1, 2019

With Turkey's economy in a downturn, the interventionist Erdogan government is keen for state and private banks to provide cheaper credit. 

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