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Will old hands lead the mass adoption of new technology?

Blockchain and the Internet of Things have plenty of advocates in the financial world, but could it be the big banks that give them the scope to become all-encompassing?

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Christine Lagarde keeps the IMF moving with the times

The IMF's quota system, the rise of other development banks, sluggish global growth, climate change, gender inequality, financial inclusion, Greece... The 'hot topics' that Christine Lagarde has had to contend with in her four years at the helm of the IMF are many. She tells Brian Caplen how the institution is tackling these issues.

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Will China's New Silk Road progress smoothly?

China's One Belt, One Road initiative – building a new Silk Road between western Europe and China's east coast as well as improving the Maritime Silk Road – will be a major game changer for international trade. Stefania Palma assesses its possible impact.

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Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena raises capital in a hurry

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena found itself in a tight spot when forced to issue extra capital after poor stress test results, but a strenuous roadshow and a heavy discount for existing shareholders saw the lender's hard work pay off.

Trinidad and Tobago banks ride out oil price hits

Trinidad and Tobago banks continue to lead Caricom ranking despite oil price hits

Weak economic growth has lowered profitability across the Caribbean Community and Common Market, but the strong Trinidadian banking market and good results elsewhere offer some good news in the region.

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Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission chairman sees reforms starting to pay off

Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission, is seen by many as the bringer of long-awaited deregulation and reform. Two years into his mandate, Mr Tseng gives The Banker an update on his strategy, which is already bearing fruit.

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Fineco leading Italy's wealth management revolution

Italy's traditionally high savings rates and increasing demand for asset management are playing into the hands of domestic direct bank Fineco. Its CEO, Alessandro Foti, tells Stefanie Linhardt about his company's recent successes in the retail and private wealth management markets.

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Société Générale bulks up in Asia-Pacific

Contrary to many global banks retreating from various businesses in Asia-Pacific, Société Générale is not only staying, but also growing in the region. How is it staying profitable? Stefania Palma asks the lender's Asia-Pacific CEO, Hikaru Ogata.

AML focus turns to financial inclusion

AML focus turns to financial inclusion

Increased regulation and staggering fines have put reducing risk at the top of the agenda for many banks, but often at the expense of financial inclusion. How can financial institutions ensure they walk the line between compliance while ensuring sectors of society are not excluded?

Technology projects of the year 2015

The Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2015

The second edition of The Banker’s Technology Projects of the Year awards celebrates the most innovative and transformational contributions to financial services technology around the world.

Sultan Choudhury

Al Rayan Bank CEO enjoys UK comforts

Al Rayan Bank CEO Sultan Choudhury explains how the first Western sharia-compliant bank defied early setbacks and the global financial crisis to write its own success story. 

BNP Paribas aims for sustainable success

BNP Paribas expands green bonds operation

Green bonds are fast becoming in-demand instruments for capital markets investors, and BNP Paribas has restructured its debt capital market business to capture this growth. By Edward Russell-Walling.

Dominic Holland

Deutsche Bank replaces capital with information

Dominic Holland, head of credit e-trading at Deutsche Bank, explains how technology is filling a liquidity gap between broker-dealers and investment managers.

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From World / Africa

Home comforts: why Africans are increasingly investing in Africa

Investment into Africa has usually been the preserve of developed world firms seeking extra yield for their portfolios. However, in the past few years more and more money has been poured into African projects by local investors as African wealth increases. 

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Profit growth grinds to a halt for China’s top banks

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Interim results show top Chinese banks heading for a lacklustre year.

Wealth manager robots

 
 
Nutmeg's co-founder and CEO, Nick Hungerford, tells Silvia Pavoni about the growth of online platforms that offer personalised investment management and advice without the need to meet a client in person.   

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No such thing as simple banking in Basel

Proposed rules to impose a capital charge on interest rate risk on the banking book could make managing core lending much more complicated.

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