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Theresa May’s Brexit makes offshore UK a reality

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Banks will need to be more entrepreneurial to gain the benefits from what looks likely to be a clean break from the EU for the UK, writes Brian Caplen.

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Jim Yong Kim: Rethinking the way the World Bank works

January 1, 2017

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim speaks to Jane Monahan about the institution's changing approach to investing in infrastructure in developing economies, its national disaster emergency response, and how it is getting more involved in the renewable energy market.

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Can institutional investor and multilateral co-investment meet infrastructure needs?

January 3, 2017

Risk-averse institutional investors have historically shied away from large-scale infrastructure investments in emerging markets, but new collaborations with multilateral institutions are now tempting public and private institutions into such projects. Stefania Palma reports.

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Central Banker of the Year 2017

January 3, 2017

The Banker's Central Banker of the Year 2017 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

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The Trump effect: what impact will the new US president have on the country's banks?

January 2, 2017

Dodd-Frank is not likely to be repealed, but the incoming US government has signalled big changes for the banking industry. Smaller players will get the most regulatory relief, but Wall Street will win in other ways. Danielle Myles reports. 

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Greek banks pin turnaround hopes on NPL resolution

January 3, 2017

With deposits in Greek banks down substantially and unlikely to return soon, a top priority is to reduce the country’s non-performing loan burden, writes Stefanie Linhardt. 

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Time for banks to redefine their purpose and priorities

January 2, 2017

After a tsunami of scandals comes the reckoning. But are financial institutions ready to do some soul-searching and rethink how they add value to society? Joy Macknight investigates.

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Huge Saudi issue rounds off record year for JPMorgan

January 2, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s $17.5bn debut sovereign bond was the biggest ever emerging market deal and attracted wide interest in the light of its National Transformation Plan. Rating adviser and global co-ordinator JPMorgan was tasked with getting the story across, which was unique in many aspects, as Edward Russell-Walling explains.

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Sir Howard Davies: A transitional Brexit would best serve the City

January 2, 2017

With information on Brexit still sketchy, the City of London should push for an interim arrangement with the EU. Otherwise there is a risk that continued uncertainty will cause financial institutions to pull out.

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Jean Pierre Mustier: Why streamlining is crucial for Italy's banks

January 2, 2017

Italy has been slow to bounce back from the financial crises that have rocked both the globe and the eurozone, but its banks are driving recovery by taking tough measures to slim down and sharpen their focus.

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Armenia finance minister seeks to move on from macro stability

January 3, 2017

Since 2014, Armenia has had to contend with currency depreciation, tumbling remittances and the impact of tensions between Russia and Europe. Finance minister Vardan Aramyan tells Courtney Fingar that now the country has achieved macro stability, it is planning micro-level reforms.

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A QE salvation for Greece?

January 3, 2017

There is cautious optimism that Greece's economy will return to growth in 2017, though much could happen over the next 12 months to quell these hopes. However, as Stefanie Linhardt reports, great importance is being attached to the country being given access to the ECB's quantitative easing programme.

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Forging a digital future – Chapter 1: Implementing a digital strategy

CaixaBank’s chief executive Gonzalo Gortazar talks to The Banker’s Joy Macknight about the true meaning of digital and how banks should be looking to transform their whole business, not just the front end.

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The best banks for green bonds

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The latest league tables reveal which bookrunners dominate the burgeoning green bond market. Going forward, China’s lenders are the ones to watch. 

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The new accounting standard IFRS-9 will have a dramatic impact on how banks provision for credit losses, leading the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to consult on how to manage its effect on capital requirements. Justin Pugsley reports.

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