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Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Furaih teaser

SAMA vice-governor looks to add value to the Saudi economy

May 2, 2017

Saudi Arabia's economy has been flat over the past few years, largely due to the slump in oil prices. However, as the vice-governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Furaih, tells James King, the banking sector is performing well, bolstered by newcomers adding value to the country.

Paco Ybarra teaser

Citi markets and securities chief retains a rare global perspective

May 2, 2017

Citi’s global head of markets and securities services, Paco Ybarra, is a three-decade veteran of the US bank. He talks to Danielle Myles about running a truly global business, the bank’s equities strategy and the truth about the Volcker Rule.

Bank M&A: back from the dead?

May 2, 2017

After a moribund few years, M&A deals in Europe’s banking sector look set for a renaissance.

Turkish vote could bode badly for banks

May 2, 2017

The outcome of the Turkish referendum to hand broader powers to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is causing ripples of worry regarding the country's banks.

Deals of the year 2017

Deals of the Year 2017 – Africa

May 2, 2017

The Deals of the Year 2017 winners from Africa.

Deals of the year 2017

Deals of the Year 2017 – Americas

May 2, 2017

The Deals of the Year 2017 winners from the Americas.

Deals of the year 2017

Deals of the Year 2017 – Asia-Pacific

May 2, 2017

The Deals of the Year 2017 winners from Asia-Pacific.

Deals of the year 2017

Deals of the Year 2017 – Europe

May 2, 2017

The Deals of the Year 2017 winners from Europe.

Deals of the year 2017

Deals of the Year 2017 – Middle East

May 2, 2017

The Deals of the Year 2017 winners from the Middle East.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Derisking – does the damage outweigh the gains?

April 25, 2017

The problems caused by anti-money laundering regulation have hit smaller countries, smaller banks and therefore the poorer members of society. Brian Caplen asks if matters have gone too far.

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