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Wanted: algorithm mechanic

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Task: tuning algos for profits

Skill set: the three Cs

Salary: 10% higher than Fangs 

CV: bankers may apply

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The state of play: India’s banks in 2018

July 2, 2018

State Bank of India is the country's leading state bank, while HDFC Bank is the leading private sector lender. Rekha Menon profiles the top five banks in each field to assess how they are operating within this notoriously difficult but potentially lucrative market.

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Top 1000 World Banks 2018

July 2, 2018

For the first time in seven years, the global banking industry has posted double-digit growth in returns and capital. European profits have bounced back, US banks are hiring, and Asia’s smaller markets are growing at the same pace as China. Whisper it, but the 2018 Top 1000 World Banks ranking suggests the industry may be on the verge of a long-awaited renaissance. Danielle Myles reports.

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Slovakia’s finance minister seeks to keep economy moving

July 4, 2018

One of the candidates during the Eurogroup chair elections and a keen advocacy of fiscal consolidation, Slovakian finance minister Peter Kazimir has played a key role in the country’s fiscal and economic achievements. But is the country’s economy at risk of overheating? Stefanie Linhardt finds out.

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Using blockchain to revamp cross-border payments

July 2, 2018

Is blockchain living up to its potential in revolutionising the cross-border payments space? Joy Macknight investigates how far the technology has come.

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Leaner and keener: the resurgence of Spain's banking sector

July 2, 2018

Spain’s banks are looking much more stable, having cut non-performing assets in response to European Central Bank pressure. A reduction in overall bank numbers through mergers has streamlined the industry, though observers say increasing profitability remains challenging. Jules Stewart reports.

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Citi FIG team targets fintech winners

July 4, 2018

Citi's FIG business has added fintech to its three traditional 'verticals', such is the importance of the industry. The team responsible for fintech explain to Edward Russell-Walling how the bank gives up-and-coming companies a scale and expertise that is hard to find elsewhere.

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US regional banks enjoy a golden age

July 4, 2018

A decade on from the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the US’s regional lenders are using their ample capitalisation as a springboard for acquisitions and digital initiatives. Jane Monahan reports.

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Geopolitics creates unpredictable headwinds – again

July 2, 2018

The global political situation is inherently unstable, which means the global markets can never be entirely predictable. But should investors simply tune out the noise? David Wigan reports.

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Thailand looks to new frontier of neighbouring CLMV markets

July 4, 2018

The economic growth in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam has not escaped the attention of Thai politicians and finance professionals. They are now working to make the most of the opportunities for Thai banks, companies and the stock exchange in the CLMV region. Peter Janssen reports.

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Can anything derail China's economic growth?

July 4, 2018

A downturn in China's economic growth has been 'imminent' for much of the past decade, according to many experts. However, the country keeps on posting impressive figures. Peter McGill looks at the possible impact of its current challenges, including US tariffs, ballooning debt and shadow banking.

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Bringing market infrastructures up to speed

July 2, 2018

As global market infrastructures modernise across the world, Deutsche Bank’s head of market infrastructure and industry initiatives, cash management, Paula Roels, examines where the global banking industry stands in implementing the landmark ISO 20022 standard, the different approaches to its implementation and the critical factors for success.

Tech Talk: interview with Russell King, Paycasso

Russell King, CEO and founder, Paycasso, which focuses on verifying the identity of those undertaking mobile, online or in-branch transactions, talks to Joy Macknight about using facial recognition technology.

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Europe’s profit turnaround

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Some of the region's biggest banks posted among 2017's biggest recoveries    

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US agencies start to simplify the Volcker Rule

On May 30, the US Federal Reserve kicked off with a 60-day consultation to try and make the Volcker Rule work better for banks and the regulator. This is likely to be quite a challenging process as creating clear definitions around different types of trading, for example, is quite difficult.

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