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How Portugal staged an investment comeback

December 1, 2016

The CEO of Portugal’s public debt management agency explains how the country is refusing to let political change and low debt ratings prevent it from re-establishing its global investment credentials.

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Shifting digital transformation into second gear

December 1, 2016

Traditional banks are launching or acquiring digital retail arms in order to accelerate modernisation across their organisations. Joy Macknight explores the various ways these institutions are making the most out of the new entities.

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Panda bonds: the five hoops

December 1, 2016

China’s domestic bond market is the third largest in the world, yet it is largely untouched by foreign borrowers. Danielle Myles looks at the five hoops that panda bond issuers must jump through to access what is tipped to become Asia’s most important asset class. 

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2017: a journey into the unknown

December 1, 2016

The biggest shocks of 2016 were political rather than financial, and politics will continue to keep financial markets on their toes in 2017 as monetary policy gives way to fiscal stimulus. The long-term effect of a Trump presidency, however, is anyone’s guess, writes Edward Russell-Walling.

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State Bank of India’s roadmap to the Basel III deadline

December 1, 2016

State Bank of India's chairman, Arundhati Bhattacharya, talks to Stefania Palma about how she plans to meet Basel III capital requirements in 2019, the bank's debut global coco bond and her enthusiasm for the Indian central bank's rate cut.

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Tough talk from Kazakhstan’s central bank governor

December 1, 2016

Kazakhstan’s central bank governor outlines his strategy to Nick Kochan, which include a free-floating tenge, tackling high dollarisation levels and non-performing loans.

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Vietnam’s long slog towards financial reform

December 1, 2016

Having narrowly survived a financial crisis in 2011, Vietnam is rolling out reforms to tackle low capitalisation and high numbers of NPLs. But given that the country has yet to implement Basel II, will these reforms still leave the country's lenders playing catch-up? Stefania Palma reports.

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How Portugal staged an investment comeback

December 1, 2016

The CEO of Portugal’s public debt management agency explains how the country is refusing to let political change and low debt ratings prevent it from re-establishing its global investment credentials.

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Bradesco BBI investment chief looks to aid Brazil's recovery

December 1, 2016

As Brazil witnesses a long-awaited drop in interest rates and slowdown of inflation, Bradesco BBI’s investment banking chief tells Danielle Myles why the country is poised for recovery.

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Aviva's euro decision pays off

December 1, 2016

When Aviva decided to raise capital in late 2016, lead managers Société Générale, Morgan Stanley and RBS counselled against a sterling issuance. Treasurer Simon Rich tells Joanne Hart why the UK insurer is happy it followed their advice.

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Singapore Exchange broadens its horizons

December 1, 2016

The Singapore Exchange is committed to becoming a multi-asset exchange. CEO Boon Chye Loh explains to Danielle Myles how that strategy is taking shape.

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Barclays Africa takes a different approach to data

December 1, 2016

Barclays Africa is on a transformation track, focused on making data analytics available to the whole organisation, as Yasaman Hadjibashi, its chief data officer, explains to Joy Macknight.

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Standard Chartered's Bill Winters on trade, regulation and political uncertainty

Standard Chartered’s chief executive Bill Winters talks to Silvia Pavoni, economics editor of The Banker, about China-centric global trade, Brexit and Trump-induced geopolitical uncertainty, and the evolving nature of European stress tests.

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Australian banks enjoy enviable profit ratios

November 29, 2016
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Data from The Banker reveals that return on capital at the biggest Australian banks belies the country’s tough capital framework, reports Danielle Myles.

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Issues relating to conduct are rapidly rising up the list of priorities for UK regulators, which is having a significant impact on the City of London. In an attempt to combat this, UK regulators have introduced the Senior Managers and Certification Regime. Justin Pugsley reports.

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