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Banking's North-South digital divide

March 20, 2018

​The biggest profits from digital banking will not be in Europe or North America but in Brazil and other key emerging markets, writes Brian Caplen.

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Argentina’s treasury minister embraces global re-engagement

March 1, 2018

Argentina’s treasury minister, Nicolas Dujovne, talks to Silvia Pavoni about reversing damaging fiscal decisions and bringing investment back to the country.

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Nomura steers home Cevian’s Volvo sale

March 1, 2018

Volvo Group’s financial position is starting to look more healthy after a few shaky years, and Swedish fund manager Cevian Capital chose its moment to sell its stake in the company with help from Nomura. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Creating a blueprint for Latin America's new trade

March 1, 2018

A shift in global geopolitics might mean a new direction for Latin American trade, with new influences, new alliances and new deals. Will 2018 be the year the region puts what have largely been complex, ineffective trading patterns behind it? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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First Bank of Nigeria CEO seeks to complete transformation

March 1, 2018

Adesola Adeduntan, the chief executive and managing director of First Bank of Nigeria, talks to James King about his digitalisation strategy and the fight to reclaim the position of Nigeria’s number one lender.

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Chile’s minister of foreign affairs looks to set a Latam example

March 1, 2018

Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s minister of foreign affairs, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the country’s influence on Latin American trade and what China’s One Belt, One Road initiative means for the region.

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Middle East and Africa M&A scene still has cards to play

March 1, 2018

While 2017 was not the banner year for M&A in the Middle East and Africa that 2016 had been, headline-grabbing deals were still being struck, notably FirstRand Limited’s acquisition of Aldermore. James King reports.

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How will Romania achieve its eurozone goal?

March 1, 2018

Despite strong GDP growth and increased market confidence, Romania still has economic improvements to make before it is in any shape to join the euro. Nick Kochan reports.

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Is the Gulf's M&A banking boom over?

March 1, 2018

The Banker’s merger and acquisition figures for 2017 show the end of the Gulf’s buying spree and a sharp increase in activity from Africa and the Levant. James King reports.

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Iceland bond issue brings it in from the cold

March 1, 2018

As part of its journey back to prosperity after a severe recession, Iceland made a belated return to the international markets with a successful bond issuance. David Wigan reports.

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Top 100 Central American Banks: Banco General takes the lead

March 1, 2018

Panama once again dominates The Banker's Top 100 Central American Banks ranking, though a new leader has emerged in the shape of Banco General. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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DNB CFO seeks cost efficiency in digital strategy

March 1, 2018

DNB’s chief financial officer, Kjerstin Braathen, tells Joy Macknight how Norway’s largest bank is optimising its people, technology and resources to get the most out of its digital transformation.

Tech Talk: interview with Richard Manson, CloudTrade

Richard Manson, co-founder and director, CloudTrade, talks to Joy Macknight about the barriers many companies face when adopting electronic invoicing and well as the many benefits of making the move.


London’s top corporate brokers

March 20, 2018
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New statistics reveal which banks are advising the biggest UK-listed companies, Danielle Myles reports.

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Auditor questions ECB’s framework for identifying failing banks

Auditors claim the European Central Bank has a number of flaws in the way it identifies banks that are failing or likely to fail. Although these are unlikely to seriously hinder a resolution, there are questions to be answered. By Justin Pugsley.


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