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How investment banking pioneered fintech

March 26, 2018

Corporate and investment banking might look complicated and regulation-bound, but the sector was an early champion of technology and paved the way for many developments.

Why MENA makes sense for the EBRD

March 26, 2018

Where once post-Communist countries attracted the lion’s share of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development investment, destinations such as Turkey and Egypt now dominate, signalling a change of focus south and east of the Mediterranean. 

Embracing an Open Banking future

February 26, 2018

Banks are learning that the old compliance rules no longer apply.

Boom time for Chinese banking brands

January 29, 2018

The US is losing out to China in the fight to establish lucrative, stable brands.

Fintech: the real uneven playing field

January 2, 2018

Different regions’ diverging approach to data protection and sharing is creating a disparate global fintech landscape. This lack of cohesion could lead to a host of risks for the financial sector.

Will blockchain allow banks to play the identity card?

January 2, 2018

Distributed ledger technology has the potential to become a game changer in proving identity digitally, providing greater security and privacy for individuals.

Will China keep up its regulatory crackdown?

November 27, 2017

The Chinese authorities’ regulatory clampdown has entered its next phase. Will they persist, if even the economy suffers?

Infrastructure’s race against the clock

July 3, 2017

Infrastructure bonds have been around for a while but they need stronger government backing if they are to gain traction. 

China financial risk needs more than a clampdown

July 3, 2017

China is targeting high level officials and wealth management products in its assault on shadow banking. But measures only tackle the supply, not the reasons behind the demand for unregulated financing.

Bank M&A: back from the dead?

May 2, 2017

After a moribund few years, M&A deals in Europe’s banking sector look set for a renaissance.

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