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A turning point for digital

As the world's most affluent consumers make the switch to digital, the financial landscape is set to change. And banks that are not nimble enough to adapt are at risk of losing out.

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Consolidation? Internationalisation? How to deal with Taiwan's excessive liquidity

Taiwan’s banks may have performed perfectly adequately in recent years, but now with increasing internationalisation, consolidation in the market and new tools for managing the country’s excess liquidity, the sector is poised for a hike in growth. 

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Israel's hi-tech ascent

Israel’s impressive ecosystem of hi-tech start-ups is increasingly taking on financial technology, with bold ambitions and an eye to the larger potential offered by the US, Europe and Asia. 

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Consolidation? Internationalisation? How to deal with Taiwan's excessive liquidity

Taiwan’s banks may have performed perfectly adequately in recent years, but now with increasing internationalisation, consolidation in the market and new tools for managing the country’s excess liquidity, the sector is poised for a hike in growth. 

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Bringing Jamaica back from the brink

Jamaica’s minister of finance Peter Phillips is working with the International Monetary Fund to implement reforms and stimulate economic growth in the Caribbean country.

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EU’s relaxed approach opens transatlantic liquidity gap

The EU has introduced a liquidity coverage ratio for banks that is noticeably weaker than its US equivalent.

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Citi rides the Asian tiger

With global expansion focused on the Asia-Pacific region, Citi is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growth, with its long presence in the region. Its chief executive in the region talks to Stefania Palma.

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2014: the year of banks behaving badly

Growing geopolitical risk and the rising toll of misconduct fines overshadowed what should have been a year of strengthening economic recovery.

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Abbey National rides again

Santander's UK operation successfully launched its euro unsecured bond at a time when other banks were looking at covered bonds.

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Top 100 banks in China: defying the slowdown

Chinese banks are the strongest and most profitable in the world, but they have to deal with a serious economic slowdown.

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The US's slow journey to faster payments

US consumers may be calling for real-time payments, but progress has been slow, with the industry’s payments evolution only at ‘the end of the beginning’, according to the American Banking Association. 

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EBRD president promotes development in north Africa

The president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development talks about the bank’s role in promoting private-sector development in north Africa and the Levant following the Arab Spring. 

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Israel's hi-tech ascent

Israel’s impressive ecosystem of hi-tech start-ups is increasingly taking on financial technology, with bold ambitions and an eye to the larger potential offered by the US, Europe and Asia. 

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Eurozone banks beyond the comprehensive assessment

There were few surprises in the outcome of the European Central Bank’s asset quality review and stress test, but the results highlight what still needs to be done.

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Trading up: Bombay Stock Exchange's growth path

In the recent past, Bombay Stock Exchange has achieved considerable growth both in terms of the volume and diversification of its listings. But, according to its president and CEO, Ashish Kumar Chauhan, the exchange still has a long way to go.

Scaling up Islamic finance

 
 
James King, Middle East editor of The Banker, speaks to Mohammed Al Ardhi, Chairman of the National Bank of Oman, about the next stage of the Islamic finance industry's growth, including how sharia-compliant institutions can scale up their service.  

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Tracking eurozone asset quality questions

Risk weighted assets of banks in eurozone

Eurozone banks that have taken an aggressive stance to risk-weighting their assets may face most scrutiny from the European Central Bank’s comprehensive assessment.

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EU’s relaxed approach opens transatlantic liquidity gap

The EU has introduced a liquidity coverage ratio for banks that is noticeably weaker than its US equivalent.

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