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The public-private solution to the Asean's infrastructure conundrum

August 28, 2017

After a spell of economic success, the 10 member-states of the Association of South-east Asian Nations face a more challenging future due to both infrastructure deficiencies and a rapidly changing demographic. Don Kanak, chairman of Eastspring Investments, explains why businesses and governments must come together to confront the issues. 

Africa shows the way in microinsurance

August 28, 2017

Technology is finally making microinsurance for the poorest viable for both consumers and companies, with African countries leading the way in innovation. 

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​Too little data, too much IT

August 22, 2017

Banks are supposed to be sitting on masses of data which, if they could put it to work, would be gold dust. In fact they need more data to do a proper job, writes Brian Caplen.

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When the internet is slower and costlier than the branch

August 15, 2017

For all the talk about channel integration, banks have little in the way of back-up when online banking goes awry. The trusty branch – maybe shared by competitor banks – needs to play its part, writes Brian Caplen.

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How to stop robots seizing control of your bank

August 8, 2017

In the Musk-Zuckerberg debate, artificial intelligence could either ruin or save the planet. In responding to the AI challenge, banks need to be aware of the risks, writes Brian Caplen.

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HSBC: the world’s regional bank?

August 1, 2017

HSBC was started in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 1865 and grew into a global enterprise. But with 74% of profits now coming from Asia it seems to have come full circle, writes Brian Caplen.

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Wirecard vice-president hails the power of paytech

August 1, 2017

The vice-president for financial institutions and fintech at Wirecard, Jack Harris, talks to Joy Macknight about the European payments giant’s strategy and its post-Brexit market position.

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BIL chief hails Luxembourg's fintech finesse

August 1, 2017

Hugues Delcourt, CEO of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, the country's oldest private banking group, talks to Danielle Myles about the opportunities posed by the country’s fintech boom and what the arrival of Chinese banks means for the domestic market. 

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Colombia’s central bank governor seeks to tame the inflation monster

August 1, 2017

Juan José Echavarría, governor of Colombia’s central bank, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about the impact of recent financial reforms and how the country is getting to grips with increasing inflation.

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Natixis CIB’s dual-control approach to business expansion

August 1, 2017

Natixis CIB’s co-chiefs, Marc Vincent and François Riahi, talk to Danielle Myles about the improving investment climate in France and the bank’s booming Asia-Pacific operations.

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