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Diversity, subsidiarity and proportionality: the cures for the EU's post-Brexit ills

September 26, 2016

The EU should abandon a one-size-fits-all mentality to ensure a diverse banking market by setting proportionate regulation and encouraging innovation, says Chris de Noose of the European Savings and Retail Banking Group.

Better integration will move mobile money up the value chain

September 26, 2016

Mobile money accounts are growing in numbers but a large proportion of them remain dormant. More must be done to integrate the e-wallet model with conventional payment systems.

A bond to end sovereign defaults?

September 26, 2016

As European figures show, the fight against government debt goes on. GDP-linked bonds are a possible solution, but first they need investor backing.

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Will Brexit be good or bad for Switzerland?

September 13, 2016

Switzerland's relationship with the EU has been strained at times, but could the terms the UK arranges as it prepares to leave he union provide a boost for Swiss banks? Brian Caplen thinks it might.

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DBS innovation chief looks towards invisible banking

September 1, 2016

As chief innovation officer at DBS, Neal Cross’s unconventional approach to bank modernisation has attracted attention from across the globe. He speaks to Joy Macknight about how the bank is opening its doors to the top technology talent in Singapore.

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Hannam & Partners digs deep with Kenmare deal

September 1, 2016

Faced with a plummeting share price as the commodities slump set in, Kenmare Resources called in some proven experts for a daring $275m restructuring project. Edward Russell-Walling looks at what happened next.

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Nomura enjoys the benefits of specialising

September 1, 2016

Nomura’s head of global finance for the EMEA region talks to Danielle Myles about the return of pure-play investment banking, the restructuring of its equity business, and the headwinds that put Brexit in perspective.

A lesson from history for a post-Brexit future

August 30, 2016

Determining how UK financial services interact with the EU following the referendum will be no easy task. One approach might be to look to how banking regulation was originally negotiated, suggests former Association for Financial Markets in Europe director Peter Beales. 

The Swiss model is no Brexit panacea

August 30, 2016

It is unlikely the EU will want to replicate its cumbersome arrangements with Switzerland for the UK.

No such thing as a free Russian bank

August 30, 2016

Are the 'free' failed banks available in Russia under the sanation process all that they seem? Not quite...

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