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Brian Caplen

China slowdown highlights importance of reforming during peaks, not troughs

The slowdown in China is hitting export-dependent emerging economies hard. It is those that planned for the bad times during the good, however, that will suffer the least.

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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. 

Are robo-advisors stealing wealth managers clients

Are robo-advisors stealing wealth managers' clients?

Enormous progress is being made in the field of artificial intelligence, and the practical implications of this new technology are being felt in many areas of finance, but especially in wealth management. Can the distinctively traditional, highly personal private banks keep up with the robots? Silvia Pavoni investigates.

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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.

why Africans are increasingly investing in Africa
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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Irish banks bounce back

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The half-year results for 2015 confirm the recovery of Ireland's lenders. 

Can convertibles keep clear of China's equity crash?

 
 
The Banker's Europe editor Stefanie Linhardt talks to Bruno Magnouat, global head of equity linked at Société Générale CIB, about the underlying trends of the equity-linked bond issuance boom, why investors accept zero coupons and how the Chinese stock market sell-off might affect the primary and secondary market for convertible and exchangeable bonds.  

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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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