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Nigeria's economy hits a bump in the road

Nigeria's economic growth has slowed over the past year, and delays in naming a cabinet by new president Muhammadu Buhari are doing little to restore confidence in the country. However, the long-term prospects for Africa's largest economy remain strong.


One small step towards innovation at Standard Chartered

Anju Patwardhan took up her role as the first chief innovation officer at Standard Chartered in July. And the move from risk to innovation was just a short hop, she tells Joy Macknight.

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The Banker's Investment Banking Awards, 2015

There has been no let up in the pace of change in the investment banking industry in 2015, and The Banker celebrates the participants that moved their feet fast enough to keep up. 

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Top 100 Arab Banks 2015: another strong year

Banks across the Arab world continue to perform well despite the turbulent political environment, according to The Banker’s Top 100 Arab banks ranking. 


Carlo Messina: turning Intesa Sanpaolo around

After reporting the bank’s best half-year results, Intesa Sanpaolo’s chief executive Carlo Messina is upbeat about its future in Italy, thanks to booming wealth management and life insurance businesses, and growth opportunities in some of its central and eastern European subsidiaries.


South Korea's capital markets advance with caution

South Korea’s booming capital markets and robust legislation show that the Asian crisis of 1997 had some beneficial long-term effects, which even neighbouring China’s recent wobbles cannot derail.

From Profiles

Baird reaps rewards of US private equity taste for Europe

Mergers and acquisition specialists Baird has used its  trans-Atlantic strength to cash in on a rush of US private equity firms to European shores. 


BNP Paribas begins mass production

Investment banking is in an extreme state of flux, and BNP Paribas is undergoing a deep reorganisation of its global markets division. Michael Watt talks to its head of global markets about mass production, cost pressures and the future of the industry. 

From World / Americas

De-risking Latin America

Regulators’ attempts to crack down on illicit activities are pushing foreign banks out of correspondent relations or entire Latin American and Caribbean markets. Silvia Pavoni looks at what the long-term impact of this will be on the region’s international banking activities.


Has the renminbi's internationalisation rise been thrown off course?

The renminbi is now the world's fifth most popular international payment currency, and has the fourth placed Japanese yen in its sights. Financial policy reform and the introduction of new clearing centres have been crucial to this rise, but will the troubles the Chinese economy has experienced in the past few months derail its progress?

Lisa Robins, Deutsche Bank

Corporate cash management: the Asian challenge

As China steps up its currency liberalisation programme, corporates are having an easier time managing their cash across Asia as a whole. But staying abreast of the changing regulatory regimes in different jurisdictions continues to be a challenge.

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Swift CEO sees further opportunities in Asia and Africa

In advance of Sibos 2015 in Singapore, Swift chief executive Gottfried Leibbrandt talks to Brian Caplen about progress in payments and the society's developments in Asian and African markets.


TPP to benefit a third of global economy

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.

Interview with George Nast, global head of sales, Standard Chartered – View from Sibos 2015

George Nast, global head of sales, Standard Chartered talks to Brian Caplen at the start of Sibos 2015 held in Singapore.  

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EU goes it alone on securitisation

European Commission proposals to ease bank capital requirements on asset-backed securities have not yet satisfied the Europeans, but have already unnerved the Americans.

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