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Will Japan’s economy recover in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020?

August 23, 2016

Japan's spluttering economy shows little sign of recovering before the country hosts the summer Olympic Games in 2020, and holds a lesson for others, writes Brian Caplen.

Asia's capital markets union struggle

Asia struggles to pick a path to capital markets integration

August 1, 2016

Asia has been working on a capital markets union for almost two decades. Why is this process challenging? And is it fair to draw parallels between the Asian and European experience? Stefania Palma reports.

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Chinese A1 filings: a risky business

August 1, 2016

Acting as a sponsor for Chinese companies listing in Hong Kong has become a high-stakes game. Danielle Myles looks at the obstacles along the road, and how to get mainland listing applicants over the line.

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Walking away: anti-bank politics in eastern Europe

August 1, 2016

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, populist politicians in central and eastern Europe realised that struggling homeowners could be their new powerbase. Lenders are facing a potential onslaught of unwelcome government intervention in the banking sector, though there could be a silver lining. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Bucharest Stock Exchange: the quest for liquidity

August 1, 2016

Bucharest Stock Exchange lacks only liquidity to move from 'frontier' to 'emerging' market status. And, as Stefanie Linhardt discovers, a partnership with the pan-south-eastern European trading platform SEE Link could help the Romanian bourse get there.

Asia's capital markets union struggle

Asia struggles to pick a path to capital markets integration

August 1, 2016

Asia has been working on a capital markets union for almost two decades. Why is this process challenging? And is it fair to draw parallels between the Asian and European experience? Stefania Palma reports.

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After Brexit: continuity the key for the City of London's banks

August 1, 2016

The UK’s economic future outside the EU is nowhere near as bleak as it has been painted. A considered approach would mean a smooth transition to a post-Brexit world, says Barnabas Reynolds.

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Iran plays the waiting game as Western banks hold back

August 1, 2016

In the immediate aftermath of the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran was looking forward to reaping the benefits of a sanctions-free future. However, major UK and EU banks are holding back on entering the country. James King examines why. 

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Standard Bank CIB chief takes on the universal model

August 1, 2016

The CEO of corporate and investment banking at Standard Bank Group talks to Danielle Myles about its transformation into an Africa-focused universal bank, the corporates pushing beyond the commodity rout, and why a savings culture is key to the future of banking in the continent. 

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Addiko: turning around Hypo Alpe Adria

August 1, 2016

Much has been written about Austria's Heta, the ‘bad bank’ which took on the toxic assets of Hypo Alpe Adria. But what of Addiko, which was created from the good parts of its south-eastern European network? Stefanie Linhardt investigates.

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Debt cloud hovers over Cuba's reintegration plans

August 1, 2016

While Cuba is intent on updating its socialist economy and keen for the US embargo to be lifted, the workings of commercial creditors in pursuit of repayment reveal the extent of the challenges facing the country. This is sovereign debt restructuring, but not as we know it.

The Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2016

The Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2016

August 1, 2016

The third edition of The Banker’s Technology Projects of the Year has seen the awards go from strength to strength. The results prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that tech spend is back on banks’ agendas 

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Europe’s securitisation dreams stumble on parliamentary road block

Reviving Europe's moribund securitisation market was always going to be difficult, partly due to the harsher capital treatment meted out by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. But proposals being discussed in the European Parliament risk smothering it completely – if they ever see the light of day. By Justin Pugsley

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