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Fire your bank analyst – hire a data scientist

February 20, 2017

Both running a bank and investing in a bank are being transformed by data analytics, writes Brian Caplen.

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The battle after Brexit: which European IFCs will benefit?

February 1, 2017

With the UK government’s deadline for triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty approaching, The Banker looks at the European financial centres set to gain the most from London’s potential estrangement from the European financial scene.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2017

February 1, 2017

China’s aggregate banking brand power has continued to surge, overtaking the US for the first time and giving further credence to the belief that this will be 'China's century'. Joy Macknight reports. 

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Angolan SWF chairman looks to facilitate move away from oil

February 1, 2017

Josė Filomeno dos Santos, chairman of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund, outlines how it is reducing the country’s dependence on oil in favour of infrastructure, agriculture and timber. James King reports.

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Credit Suisse develops a digital culture in private banking

February 1, 2017

Marco Abele, a digital transformation expert at Credit Suisse, argues that culture – not technology – is the main success factor when re-engineering a bank for the future. He describes to Joy Macknight how the bank architected a culture shift in its private banking business.

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Pacific lenders battle choppy waters

February 1, 2017

As they fight to prove themselves free of money-laundering activities, the island economies of the South Pacific are being forced to weigh up the benefits of being an international finance centre, writes Brian Caplen.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2017

February 1, 2017

China’s aggregate banking brand power has continued to surge, overtaking the US for the first time and giving further credence to the belief that this will be 'China's century'. Joy Macknight reports. 

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How derisking became a humanitarian issue

February 1, 2017

The withdrawal of correspondent banking from high-risk markets, or ‘derisking’, is an increasingly common response from banks wanting to avoid punitive fines. But its human cost means there is an urgent need for alternatives, as James King reports. 

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Andorra strives to make itself noticed on an international stage

February 1, 2017

Andorra is attempting to raise its profile on the international stage by drawing attention to its increasing transparency and attractively low taxes. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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China pulls into lead for green investment

February 1, 2017

China is pulling ahead of Europe when it comes to investing in green projects, while president Donald Trump's scepticism towards climate change is risking the US's status in the field, author and professor Mariana Mazzucato tells Stefania Palma.

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The battle after Brexit: which European IFCs will benefit?

February 1, 2017

With the UK government’s deadline for triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty approaching, The Banker looks at the European financial centres set to gain the most from London’s potential estrangement from the European financial scene.

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Brazil relishes end of IPO dry season

February 1, 2017

Brazil’s confounding equity market can rise even when the economy dives and political scandals break. However, 2016 was so chaotic that initial public offerings struggled to launch. Politics permitting, things are about to change, writes Thierry Ogier.

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Monthly preview - banking brands and markets rotations

The Banker's Brian Caplen and Silvia Pavoni discuss the latest Top 500 Banking Brands ranking, led for the first time by a Chinese bank, and look into the 'great rotation', which would have investors moving out of bonds and into equities as the US economy picks up.

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The banks fuelling Poland’s growth

February 17, 2017
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Data collected by The Banker reveals the lenders supporting Poland’s rise to be the financial powerhouse of central and eastern Europe. Danielle Myles reports.

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Basel IV: down but not out

The finalisation of the Basel accords has been delayed, leading to the very real possibility that global agreements on financial regulation could be left up in the air. Justin Pugsley reports.

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