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Time to tackle the vexed question of European NPLs

October 30, 2017

While proposals by Europe’s regulators to tackle the continent’s bad loans are already meeting resistance from some quarters. The issue must be tackled sooner rather than later.

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PWM/The Banker Private Banking Awards 2017

October 27, 2017

UBS may have come out on top once again in our annual private banking awards, but competitors are closing in, while a number of regional banks appear to be making a successful transition onto the global stage

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US financial crime regime changes receive a warm welcome

October 2, 2017

The US is gearing up for change in its onerous anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing and sanctions regimes – much to the relief of many banks. Jane Monahan reports. 

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RBC CEO Dave McKay looks to stay ahead of technology

October 2, 2017

RBC’s CEO, Dave McKay, explains to Joy Macknight how artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics will help see the Canadian bank through the fundamental changes facing the industry.

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Citi expansion aims to energise South Korean wealth management

October 2, 2017

Citibank’s ambitious plans for the South Korean market and a boom in fintech are invigorating the country’s wealth management sector, despite rising tensions with North Korea. Elliot Smither reports.

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How banks are combating the cyber threat

October 2, 2017

Banks are under attack from cyber threats coming at them from all directions, but are fighting back with a range of countermeasures, writes Michael Imeson.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency wades in on the Volcker Rule

September 25, 2017

The largely unpopular Volcker Rule in the US, designed to restrict proprietary trading by banks, is up for review, with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency taking the lead in what could result in regulatory relief for the banking sector. By Justin Pugsley.

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Turkey builds recovery on credit with an eye on elections

September 1, 2017

The Turkish government has launched a bold stimulus programme aimed at lifting the economy out of its slump ahead of coming elections, but at what long-term cost to the nation’s finances? Tom Stevenson reports.

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Venezuela’s banks hunker down and prepare for the worst

September 1, 2017

Venezuela’s economy is in tatters, with sky-high inflation and mass shortages fuelling protests. While banks have made provisions for loan delinquencies, they are hugely reliant on deposits for funds and hamstrung by regulations. Lucinda Elliott reports from Caracas.

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Turkey’s banks under pressure to lead recovery

September 1, 2017

After 2016’s coup attempt in Turkey, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has tightened his grip on power. While some banks say his economic stimulus programme has benefited them, others believe his interventions, such as calls for rate cuts, represent a political risk. Tom Stevenson reports.

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