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The EU should respond constructively to the UK's referendum result for its own survival.

Matthew Leavenworth

BAML rethinks correspondent banking fundamentals

June 1, 2016

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s head of strategy and innovation in global transaction services, Matthew Leavenworth, tells Joy Macknight why he believes that blockchain’s capacity to prompt an infrastructure overhaul could prove more important than the technology itself.

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Qatar's CBG builds banks' capital defences

June 1, 2016

Low oil prices could have hit Qatar's economy hard, but early action from the government appears to have shielded it from the worst of the impact. The country's central bank governor, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, tells Kit Gillet about how these changes and future plans will protect and strengthen the country's banking sector.

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London's Brexit future

What would a Brexit mean for the City of London?

May 31, 2016

The UK’s relationship with the EU may be coming to an end, with British people voting on whether to leave the bloc on June 23. Silvia Pavoni looks into the uneasy alliance, the financial regulation that clouds the picture and the prospects for the City of London outside the single market. 

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The rehabilitation of Austria’s Volksbanken

June 1, 2016

After a scare from the European Central Bank, Austria’s Volksbanken banking consortium has pursued an ambitious strategy of streamlining and consolidation with the aim of returning to profitability and repaying €300m in state aid 

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Lebanon's banks battle on against economic headwinds

June 1, 2016

Lebanon's banks have for the past few years served as the pillars of the country's otherwise shaky economy. While they remain healthy, profits are being squeezed and lenders are anxiously awaiting a return to political and economic stability in the country.

Qatar's economic balancing act

Qatar remains strong in the face of new economic challenges

June 1, 2016

Qatar is expected to post its first budget deficit in 15 years in 2016, exemplifying the difficulties faced by the oil-dependent economy. But, far from buckling under the pressure, the country is stepping up to the challenge of diversifying its economy and reining in public spending, as Kit Gillet reports.

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Crédit Agricole shapes up to face difficult European market

June 1, 2016

Under new chief executive Philippe Brassac, Crédit Agricole has simplified its oft-criticised group structure and devised a new plan, aimed at strengthening core business lines, improving operational efficiency and transforming its digital offering. Brian Caplen reports on how these changes will affect the bank. 

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Austria’s banking overhaul

June 1, 2016

Austria is dealing with the same digitalisation and profitability issues as the rest of the eurozone, but insiders are confident the enforced upheaval in the country’s banking sector will have positive long-term benefits.

Alfonso Prat-Gay

Argentina's minister of economy relishes return to international stage

June 1, 2016

Argentina’s minister of economy and public finance, Alfonso Prat-Gay, talks to Silvia Pavoni about mending fences between his country and the international economic community, and how he plans to lower its poverty levels.

John Longworth

John Longworth: Brexit will benefit British businesses

May 31, 2016

John Longworth, former director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, currently campaigning for Vote Leave, explains why British trade and business will be better off outside the EU.

Gina Miller

Gina Miller: the UK is stronger and safer in the EU

May 31, 2016

Gina Miller, the founder of SCMDirect.com and True and Fair Foundation, says that while there are issues that need to be resolved within the EU, the UK will not escape these problems by leaving the union. 

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London retains western Europe FDI lead

June 1, 2016

Powerhouse London is still on top for western European financial FDI, but Barcelona is a big climber and Glasgow and Trieste are on the rise.

Brexit vote poses new challenges for UK banks

 
Brian Caplen, editor of The Banker, speaks with technology editor, Joy Macknight, about the fall out for the UK banking industry as a result of the country's vote in favour of leaving the EU. 

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Leverage ratio piles on the derivatives pain

A 'small' modification to the standardised method for measuring over-the-counter derivatives exposures threatens yet another layer of costs for banks.

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