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Turkey builds recovery on credit with an eye on elections

September 1, 2017

The Turkish government has launched a bold stimulus programme aimed at lifting the economy out of its slump ahead of coming elections, but at what long-term cost to the nation’s finances? Tom Stevenson reports.

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Venezuela’s banks hunker down and prepare for the worst

September 1, 2017

Venezuela’s economy is in tatters, with sky-high inflation and mass shortages fuelling protests. While banks have made provisions for loan delinquencies, they are hugely reliant on deposits for funds and hamstrung by regulations. Lucinda Elliott reports from Caracas.

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Turkey’s banks under pressure to lead recovery

September 1, 2017

After 2016’s coup attempt in Turkey, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has tightened his grip on power. While some banks say his economic stimulus programme has benefited them, others believe his interventions, such as calls for rate cuts, represent a political risk. Tom Stevenson reports.

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Is a brighter future awaiting Brazil and its banks?

September 1, 2017

Brazilian banks have endured economic shocks and political turmoil in recent years and emerged for the most part unscathed. As conditions improve, reforms take place and the country’s powerful development bank refocuses its priorities, what does the future look like for them? Silvia Pavoni asks Brazil’s most influential bankers.

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Gina Miller: why a Brexit extension is critical to the UK

September 1, 2017

Brexit is going to be at least as complex as accession to the EU was 40 odd years ago, yet the UK has not even decided what kind of Brexit it wants, says the founding partner of investment management firm SCM Direct, who is urging the government to request an immediate extension to the two-year framework.

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Looking ahead: where now for the Basel Committee?

September 1, 2017

The 10th anniversary of the financial crisis recently thrust the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision into the spotlight, but the next 10 years are likely to pose very different challenges for the institution. Justin Pugsley reports.

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Tradition meets tech – Russia’s Post Bank model

September 1, 2017

Post Bank is going against the grain with plans to hold a total of 18,000 branches across Russia within two years. The lender is using legacy outlets from its Leto Bank and Russian Post origins to increase its reach, with a low-cost model that mixes ATMs and mobile transactions. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Adapting to the ‘new normal’ in Russian banking

September 1, 2017

As the Russian economy recovers, the new equilibrium brings fresh challenges to the financial sector. Stefanie Linhardt finds out how the management at many of the country's leading banks are adapting to this environment at the International Financial Congress in St Petersburg.

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Africa's last international banks make their stand

September 1, 2017

The rise of Africa’s home-grown financial players has led most international lenders to withdraw from the continent. However, Société Générale and Standard Chartered are not only staying put but marking territory for digital expansion. James King reports.

UK extends conduct reforms to smaller firms

August 28, 2017

The UK is proposing to extend its senior managers and certification regime to another 46,000 or so firms, which is both good and bad news for firms, but if nothing else it should improve standards of conduct. By Justin Pugsley.

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