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​Frontier banks and the school of hard knocks

February 13, 2018

G7 bankers complain about QE destroying net interest margins. They should try a spell in a frontier market where sovereign borrowing may be deterring depositors, writes Brian Caplen.

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AIB’s chief digital officer looks towards frictionless banking

February 1, 2018

Seamus Murphy, the chief digital officer at Allied Irish Banks, talks to Joy Macknight about delivering key enabling technologies, tooling and frameworks to speed up the bank’s digital transformation.

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VW Bank extinguishes emissions fallout to make solo return

February 1, 2018

After the damaging emissions scandal in 2015, Volkswagen came back fighting in 2017. This led to VW Bank, freshly separated from VW Financial Services, issuing a three-tranche deal that exceeded all expectations. David Wigan reports.

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Cyber: a weapon of choice for nation states?

February 1, 2018

If a cyber war were to break out between nation states, would critical infrastructure, including financial systems, be afforded the same level of protections as they are in conventional warfare? Anita Hawser investigates.

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The Banker's Top 500 Banking Brands 2018

February 1, 2018

A decade on from the global financial crisis, the world’s top banking brands are thriving, led by impressive results in China. Joy Macknight reports.

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A job part finished: why Ukraine's banking sector needs faster reform

February 1, 2018

Ukraine’s banking sector is often celebrated as the section of the country’s economy that has seen the most effective reforms. Yet the past 12 months have highlighted just how much work remains to be done. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Moelis brings home comforts to Bridgepoint to seal Miller deal

February 1, 2018

The UK homebuilding industry is in rude health, which is good news for investment bank Moelis & Company. It enjoyed a productive 2017, with its advisory role in Bridgepoint's £655m acquisition of Miller Homes, and the subsequent bond sale, a high point, as Edward Russell-Walling describes.

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The Top 50 Russian Banks 2018: a diminishing force?

February 1, 2018

Financial difficulties at some of Russia’s largest institutions and a contracting banking sector have led The Banker to shorten its ranking of the country's banks from 100 to 50. However, there have been some positive developments, such as an increase in capitalisation. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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How will US banks benefit from Trump's shake-up?

February 1, 2018

The wind of change is blowing in the US banking sector, thanks to a shake-up at the top of its regulatory bodies, a series of tax cuts and bipartisan support for a Senate bill proposing to raise the threshold at which banks are considered 'systemically important'. Jane Monahan reports.

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VW Bank extinguishes emissions fallout to make solo return

February 1, 2018

After the damaging emissions scandal in 2015, Volkswagen came back fighting in 2017. This led to VW Bank, freshly separated from VW Financial Services, issuing a three-tranche deal that exceeded all expectations. David Wigan reports.

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Czech National Bank governor looks to a stable 2018

February 1, 2018

Having lifted the exchange rate cap on the koruna after more than three years in 2017, the governor of the Czech National Bank talks to Stefanie Linhardt about his expectations for the year ahead.

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Leveraged finance: bubble, bubble, toil and trouble?

February 1, 2018

Life is a dream for US and European leveraged borrowers, with everything from terms to pricing working aggressively in their favour. Participants claim the pre-crisis excesses are a thing of the past, but there are new risks lurking in today’s record-breaking volumes. Danielle Myles reports.

UniCredit's results and targets with CEO Jean Pierre Mustier

UniCredit's CEO Jean Pierre Mustier talks about the bank's restructuring and return to profit.

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Switzerland still most secretive despite tax pacts

February 13, 2018
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According to a new assessment of financial centres, both the US and Switzerland have become more secret, despite moves to reduce tax evasion, as Danielle Myles reports.

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MiFID II’s soft launch leaves loose ends

MiFID II has been one of the most hotly anticipated pieces of European financial regulation. Its launch in January did not disrupt markets, but questions linger over whether it will meet its objectives. Justin Pugsley reports.

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