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Lima Stock Exchange chief: how Peru avoided a downgrade

In September, Peru risked losing its emerging market status and being downgraded to frontier by stock indices provider MSCI. Lima bourse’s chairman, Christian Laub, explains what it would have meant to the country – and how it managed to hold on to its rank.


How sustainable are India's public sector banks?

India's public sector banks remain the weakest link in the country's banking industry. How are the central bank's repo rate cut and the government's capital infusions affecting these lenders?


Ghana breaks sub-Saharan Africa records with Eurobond

Ghana has overcome delays and disruptive economic conditions to issue the longest ever sub-Saharan African Eurobond. 

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Belarus deputy economy minister seeks investment to counter external woes

Belarus’s first deputy minister of the economy, Alexander Zaborovskiy, explains how a flexible exchange rate scheme and a more attractive investment environment can help the country survive knock-on effects of the economic difficulties facing neighbouring Russia and Ukraine.


Belarusian banks seek SME and de-dollarisation salvation

Belarus has been hit hard by falling oil prices, its heavy dependence on Russian exports and the devaluation of the rouble, which has led to a contraction of the economy. But banks are looking to SME financing – as well as a spell of de-dollarisation – to get the country back on a sound financial footing.


CaixaBank continues to defy Spanish banking gloom

CaixaBank is bucking the trend in the Spanish domestic banking sector, which is still suffering from a slow recovery from the crisis as well as political uncertainty. Technological investment, cost cutting, consolidation and reducing risk have been at the forefront of the bank's growth strategy.


Faster payments: the state of play

Adoption of real-time payments is accelerating rapidly, driven by regulatory pressures and the threat of non-bank competition. Joy Macknight looks at the different paths taken in the quest to future-proof domestic payments infrastructures.


Ghana breaks sub-Saharan Africa records with Eurobond

Ghana has overcome delays and disruptive economic conditions to issue the longest ever sub-Saharan African Eurobond. 


Pakistan makes successful return to the bond market

Political and economic instability have kept Pakistan out of the bond markets for the best part of the past decade. However, with the reform-minded Nawaz Sharif government instilling confidence in investors, Citi has helped to facilitate the country's return to the markets.


JPMorgan finds European equities still resilient after 2015 turbulence

European equities stayed strong in 2015 despite events in Greece and China. Klauss Hessberger and Achintya Mangla, co-heads of European ECM at JP Morgan, talk to Michael Watt about their team's activity during these tricky periods. 

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Investment banking: an uncertain future?

Seven years on from the start of the financial crisis, many investment banks are still lost in the fog, casting around for a viable business model. With regulatory pressures continuing to mount, and operating costs getting ever higher, can the industry find a workable way through the gloom?


Are foreign banks in Hungary back in profit?


Buoyed by an improving economy and more business-friendly regulation, foreign banks in Hungary could become profitable once more.


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TLAC struggles for global coherence

Different jurisdictions are likely to implement different standards and legal frameworks for total loss-absorbing capital, making investor analysis challenging.


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