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Peer-to-peer online platforms are assuming greater importance in securitising loans, and Deutsche Bank’s asset-backed security experts have been quick to see their potential in Europe. Edward Russell-Walling reports.
State Bank of India's chairman, Arundhati Bhattacharya, talks to Stefania Palma about how she plans to meet Basel III capital requirements in 2019, the bank's debut global coco bond and her enthusiasm for the Indian central bank's rate cut.
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Having narrowly survived a financial crisis in 2011, Vietnam is rolling out reforms to tackle low capitalisation and high numbers of NPLs. But given that the country has yet to implement Basel II, will these reforms still leave the country's lenders playing catch-up? Stefania Palma reports.
As Brazil witnesses a long-awaited drop in interest rates and slowdown of inflation, Bradesco BBI’s investment banking chief tells Danielle Myles why the country is poised for recovery.
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