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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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Latvia finance minister looks to emerge from the shadows

January 3, 2017

Latvian finance minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola outlines to Stefanie Linhardt the government’s plans to tackle the shadow economy and devise a fair and sustainable mid-term tax strategy.

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Fazle Kabir: The unconventional route to financial inclusion

January 3, 2017

Eschewing monetary policy norms can support growth and lead to positive outcomes for the socially and financially excluded, as Bangladesh is demonstrating.

Infrastructure investment – the revival

January 3, 2017

While interest rates remain low, infrastructure investment makes more sense than ever.

Six key steps towards resetting the Greek banking system

January 2, 2017

As Greece works towards moving out of recession, the removal of capital controls are essential. But there should be strict conditions before this happens, warn Nikolaos I Georgikopoulos and Michael L Pinedo.

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DBS CEO thinks outside the box

January 2, 2017

DBS’s visionary CEO Piyush Gupta speaks to Danielle Myles about the bank’s growing wealth management business, how technology will overhaul today’s banking model, and the secret to successful entrepreneurship.

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Andreas Dombret: Basel should rethink proportionality in banking regulation

January 2, 2017

Has the global harmonisation of banking regulation led to an overly universal approach? International and EU policy-makers should consider introducing less complex regulations for small, low-risk institutions.

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Huge Saudi issue rounds off record year for JPMorgan

January 2, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s $17.5bn debut sovereign bond was the biggest ever emerging market deal and attracted wide interest in the light of its National Transformation Plan. Rating adviser and global co-ordinator JPMorgan was tasked with getting the story across, which was unique in many aspects, as Edward Russell-Walling explains.

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Jean Pierre Mustier: Why streamlining is crucial for Italy's banks

January 2, 2017

Italy has been slow to bounce back from the financial crises that have rocked both the globe and the eurozone, but its banks are driving recovery by taking tough measures to slim down and sharpen their focus.

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Green bond blossoms for Bank of China

January 2, 2017

The success of Bank of China's green covered bond issue on the London Stock Exchange has given the bank confidence to follow its commitment to support green industries and build up its strength in this asset class, as Joanne Hart reports. 

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