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How small Malta makes a big European impact

September 3, 2018

Malta's influence on the wider European financial sector is a significant one. The Banker looks at how the country punches above its weight.

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Malta unveils tools to tackle fintech regulation

September 3, 2018

Malta claims to have established the world’s first regulatory regime for blockchain-enabled services, just as it welcomes a new wave of fintechs and electronic money issuers.

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Turkey’s banks brace as Erdoğan’s new economy creates tremors

September 3, 2018

Strained international relations and the economic interventions of its president are denting confidence in Turkey's economy, putting pressure on its banks.

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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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Can Turkey avoid an economic crisis?

September 3, 2018

Turkey's economy has been hit by a plummeting lira, populist policies from its president and a tariff war with the US. The Banker looks at its prospects.

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The Banker's Top 250 EU Banks ranking: Is the capital recovery complete?

September 3, 2018

The Banker’s Top 250 EU Banks ranking shows the resilience of lenders’ capital bases, although profitability is still lacking when viewed in global terms. 

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Are Europe's big fish set to bite in mega-M&A frenzy?

August 31, 2018

Is Europe set for a series of mega-M&As, or will headwinds around the banking union and regional politics stall such deals?

Mega-mergers caught in the crossfire between regulators and politics

August 31, 2018

Anyone waiting for mega M&A to return to Europe should not hold their breath.

Greece’s top banks: work to be done

August 28, 2018

Exiting the eurozone’s rescue programme does not mean that Greece is out of the woods quite yet: the banks must still deal with their damaged balance sheets. Joy Macknight reports.

Bracken: Harnessing interconnectedness as a force for good

August 1, 2018

The post-crisis focus on ensuring systems are separated by internal risk ‘buffers’ is being questioned, as distributed ledger technology promises to bring benefits to banks, regulators and businesses. But can anything interconnected also be safe? Dixit Joshi investigates.

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