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Looking ahead: where now for the Basel Committee?

September 1, 2017

The 10th anniversary of the financial crisis recently thrust the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision into the spotlight, but the next 10 years are likely to pose very different challenges for the institution. Justin Pugsley reports.

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Tradition meets tech – Russia’s Post Bank model

September 1, 2017

Post Bank is going against the grain with plans to hold a total of 18,000 branches across Russia within two years. The lender is using legacy outlets from its Leto Bank and Russian Post origins to increase its reach, with a low-cost model that mixes ATMs and mobile transactions. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Adapting to the ‘new normal’ in Russian banking

September 1, 2017

As the Russian economy recovers, the new equilibrium brings fresh challenges to the financial sector. Stefanie Linhardt finds out how the management at many of the country's leading banks are adapting to this environment at the International Financial Congress in St Petersburg.

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Africa's last international banks make their stand

September 1, 2017

The rise of Africa’s home-grown financial players has led most international lenders to withdraw from the continent. However, Société Générale and Standard Chartered are not only staying put but marking territory for digital expansion. James King reports.

UK extends conduct reforms to smaller firms

August 28, 2017

The UK is proposing to extend its senior managers and certification regime to another 46,000 or so firms, which is both good and bad news for firms, but if nothing else it should improve standards of conduct. By Justin Pugsley.

Do we need Basel any more?

August 28, 2017

The banking system is largely fixed and the world is trying to move on from the aftermath of the global financial crisis by focusing on economic growth, which raises questions over the relevance of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. 

UBS retains wealth management brand ranking crown

August 1, 2017

UBS has maintained its global lead among wealth management brands, according to consultant Brand Finance, and Asia-Pacific is on the rise thanks to China’s love of a good name. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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ING’s disruptive model: interview with CEO Ralph Hamers

August 1, 2017

These days, Dutch giant ING sees itself less as a bank and more as a technology player. CEO Ralph Hamers talks to Brian Caplen about short-term losses versus long-term gains, and why its new role models are Amazon and Facebook.

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Chinese outbound M&A: what comes after the boom?

August 1, 2017

Chinese outbound M&A boomed in 2016, but then macroeconomic imbalances and a growth in potentially speculative investment sparked regulatory tightening to contain flows. So how is the market faring in 2017? Stefania Palma investigates.

Bringing ethics and transparency to the FX markets

July 24, 2017

The world’s leading central banks have decided to raise integrity and transparency levels in the vast foreign exchange markets with a new code of conduct. And given the current mood music around market conduct, it probably has a good chance of being adhered to despite its voluntary nature. By Justin Pugsley

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