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Time to rebalance the derisking equation

January 30, 2017

Faced with heavy regulation, international banks are de-risking by cutting financial services to poorer countries. This could push money flows underground, while leaving many vulnerable sectors unbanked.

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Should a bank brand itself like Apple?

January 24, 2017

Banks need to create their own unique digital marketing strategy – borrowing from an entirely different industry would be a mistake, writes Brian Caplen.

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Theresa May’s Brexit makes offshore UK a reality

January 17, 2017

Banks will need to be more entrepreneurial to gain the benefits from what looks likely to be a clean break from the EU for the UK, writes Brian Caplen.

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Online bank fraud – when is the bank responsible?

January 10, 2017

Banks need to spell out when the customer is liable as part of their security advice.

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2017 will be a good year for banks

January 3, 2017

Interest rates are on the rise and there are economic benefits to populism. But for Chinese banks things may get a lot tougher, writes Brian Caplen

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Bridget Van Kralingen: the collaborative solution to regulatory compliance

January 3, 2017

New technologies, such as cloud, cognitive computing and blockchain, look to radically change the role of the regulator and drive down the cost of compliance for banks. 

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Armenia PM targets public-friendly reform

January 3, 2017

Armenian prime minister Karen Karapetyan wants his government to create an environment that welcomes creative and entrepreneurial minds. But, as he tells Courtney Fingar, he is also determined to ensure that the country’s population is on board with whatever changes lie ahead.

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Sri Mulyani Indrawati: reforms crucial for sharing prosperity

January 3, 2017

Indonesia’s newly appointed finance minister explains why she returned to her home country to take up the role, and outlines her economic policy objectives.

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Ludger Schuknecht: Fiscal normality must be the focus

January 3, 2017

The risks of blind fiscal expansion to generate growth are too great. The priority should fall upon fiscal consolidation and improving the quality of public finances instead.

Bill Winters' take on China, Trump and the new world order

January 3, 2017

Despite global political uncertainty, emerging market banks will benefit from the shift of power to China, Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters tells Silvia Pavoni.

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