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Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena

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.

Brian Caplen

Lehman lessons: what will happen should another SIFI fail?

Another collapse akin to that of Lehman Brothers would have a significantly lessened impact on the financial world, a Fitch report has found. However, Brian Caplen warns that there is no room for complacency.

A green solution to MENAs energy crisis

MENA's energy challenge: will renewables relieve the capacity crisis?

Renewable energy is expected to play a significant role in the Middle East and north Africa's future energy mix, and the region's lenders are now paying attention to the attractive opportunities presented by this energy evolution. 

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Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena

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.

Tseng Ming-chung

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.

Alessandro Foti

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.

Hikaru Ogata

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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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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The obscured view from Venezuela

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Measuring local bank performance is a challenge when a country relies on four different exchange rates.

Interview: IMF's Christine Lagarde

 
 
In an extensive interview The Banker's editor Brian Caplen talks to the IMF's managing director Christine Lagarde about the outlook for the global economy, reform in China, the lessons learned from the Greek crisis, the future of the eurozone and the challenges facing Peru, host to this year's annual meeting.   

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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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