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São Paulo governor eyes a Chinese route to Brazilian prosperity

April 23, 2018

Geraldo Alckmin, governor of São Paulo state, tells Silvia Pavoni that the new economic world order means Brazil should embrace investment from China as it emerges as the South American country’s top trading partner.

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Keeping funds safe in a crisis

April 23, 2018

Ten years on from the financial crisis, investment managers and corporate treasurers are still haunted by the prospect of markets freezing and banks crashing. But, asks Brian Caplen, what happens if their funds are caught in the middle?

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Artificial intelligence needs a human touch

April 17, 2018

Banks' AI programmes are only as good as the data underlying them and the intelligence of the human beings doing the interpretation, writes Brian Caplen.

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Will China do enough to avert a trade war?

April 10, 2018

Behind the verbal spats between Donald Trump and China there are signs that China is opening its markets and a trade war can be avoided, writes Brian Caplen.

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What the Facebook crisis means for banks

April 3, 2018

The Facebook data crisis needs a measured response. With banks trying to turn themselves into tech platforms, any new rules imposed on the tech firms will apply to them too, writes Brian Caplen.

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StanChart’s CIO for India confronts the data surge

April 3, 2018

Standard Chartered Bank’s chief information officer for India talks to Joy Macknight about using artificial intelligence and big data to uncover new business opportunities, as well as attracting tech talent in a highly competitive market.  

The innovator’s view of Open Banking

April 3, 2018

Banks were underprepared for Open Banking, but, asks Chris Skinner, will this bring fresh opportunities for fintechs?

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Al Rayan unlocks UK sharia-compliant RMBS

April 3, 2018

When the UK’s Al Rayan Bank needed funding to sustain expansion, it was bound by sharia rules on interest. Its innovative solution was a residential mortgage-backed securitisation, which successfully attracted a mixture of investors, as David Wigan reports.

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Greece offers proof of NatWest Markets comeback

April 3, 2018

Greek banks have been regaining access to debt capital markets, a turnaround that has enabled NatWest Markets – RBS's renamed investment banking business – to show its mettle by acting as bookrunner in three major issuances out of the country, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Bangladesh finance minister looks to smaller, simpler sector

April 3, 2018

Bangladesh’s finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, talks to Stefania Palma about the local banking sector, the current account deficit and government revenue, ahead of stepping down at the end of 2018, after a decade at the ministry.

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