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Will there be an EU banking union in time for the next crisis?

November 14, 2017

With the continuing problems of banks holding large amounts of sovereign bonds as well as high NPL levels, the prospects for completing an EU banking union are poor, writes Brian Caplen.

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Crypto is capital despite Dimon's rant

November 7, 2017

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is among the critics of both Bitcoin and initial coin offerings. But, properly regulated, they c​an ​be an effective way to raise capital, writes Brian Caplen.

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Dominican Republic finance minister aims for stability and prosperity

November 1, 2017

Donald Guerrero Ortiz, finance minister of the Dominican Republic, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the progress the country has made and his hopes for continued investment and improvements.

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Dominican Republic tourism minister plays the numbers game

November 1, 2017

The Dominican Republic’s minister of tourism, Francisco Javier Garcia, talks to Silvia Pavoni about how the country’s rising visitor numbers benefit the entire economy.

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Citi strikes gold for Sibanye

November 1, 2017

Citi's all-encompassing role in Sibanye Gold's acquisition of Stillwater Mining helped the South African company overcome numerous hurdles in a deal complicated by the country's political uncertainties, among other factors. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Nomura international IB co-head looks to strike the right balance

November 1, 2017

Nomura’s co-head of international investment banking talks to Danielle Myles about expanding its corporate client base and how it is tackling the Brexit question head-on.

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Austria opts for the deal of the century

November 1, 2017

The Austrian government’s landmark 100-year bond drew double the usual amount of investors. Markus Stix of the Austrian Treasury described the deal to David Wigan. 

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Digital or die: why banks are in last-chance saloon on ROE

October 31, 2017

Return on equity remains a depressing story and only those banks embracing digital have any hope of turning things around, writes Brian Caplen.

Close co-operation can slam the door on fraudsters

October 30, 2017

With both the second Payment Services Directive and the UK Competition and Markets Authority plans for open banking coming into effect in January 2018, firms are under pressure to balance customer convenience and customer protection to maintain their place in the market, writes Jonathan Hoey, partner at UK law firm TLT. 

The future is bright for Islamic finance

October 30, 2017

Islamic finance is a complex sector, but this nascent market holds huge potential down to sheer numbers of underserved citizens.

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