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Axel Weber: how engagement with younger employees leads to better banks

September 3, 2018

Attracting the next generation of talent is crucial to banks’ future success, which is why UBS works hard to achieve this.

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Clemens Fuest: A plan to guarantee German prosperity

September 3, 2018

Reforms at home and a strengthening of EU co-operation are crucial to Germany’s continuing economic health, writes the economist and president of the IFO Institute.

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Gary Gensler: How blockchain can solve the payments riddle

September 3, 2018

The former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission explains the many benefits of blockchain.

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Dr Alan Qi: Using AI to make the world more equal

September 3, 2018

Ant Financial's chief data scientist says the business is essentially an artificial intelligence company trying to bring more equality to the world

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São Paulo governor eyes a Chinese route to Brazilian prosperity

April 23, 2018

Geraldo Alckmin, governor of São Paulo state, tells Silvia Pavoni that the new economic world order means Brazil should embrace investment from China as it emerges as the South American country’s top trading partner.

ADB president says Asia can withstand external shocks

March 26, 2018

Takehiko Nakao, president of the Asian Development Bank, discusses the impact of US Fed rate hikes and the possibility of protectionist US trade policies on a rapidly growing Asian region. Stefania Palma reports.

How big data can fight financial exclusion

February 26, 2018

Establishing a deeper understanding of the impact financial services have on people’s lives is vital. Yet metrics that demonstrate improvements in financial health remain in their infancy, write Matthew Blake and Drew Propson of the World Economic Forum.

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Gearing up for cyber security arms race

January 2, 2018

Tied to legacy infrastructure, bombarded by regulation and uncertainty over their business model, banks must also face up to the cyber security threat, writes author Stephen Norman.

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Luis Videgaray Caso: a Mexican take on Nafta

January 2, 2018

The North American Free Trade Agreement is ripe for an update that benefits all parties. But if the US decides to pull out, Mexico is confident that its network of agreements and many enacted reforms will enable it to thrive, says the country’s secretary of foreign affairs, Luis Videgaray Caso.

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Nestor A Espenilla, Jr.: problems may be traditional, but solutions cannot be

January 2, 2018

While the Philipines enjoys a growing economy and stable finances, we do not underestimate the tough challenges of poverty, demographic change, technological advances and geopolitical risks. These can only be countered by looking outside the traditional solutions, says Nestor A Espenilla, Jr, the governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

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