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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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How the World Bank scored an SDG bond first

August 1, 2017

The World Bank’s green bond issuance recently passed the $10bn milestone. Treasury capital markets director George Richardson explains to David Wigan how it is now spearheading other sustainable instruments.

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How White & Case is helping the Middle East to tap capital markets

August 1, 2017

Regulatory changes affecting the lending abilities of international banks, a reduction in government deposits, and still-low oil prices have seen many in the Middle East turn to the capital markets to raise funds. This plays into the hands of law firm White & Case, which has a long-standing presence in the region, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Low interest and high debt – it must end badly

July 25, 2017

Western households have binged on low-interest debt. Banks need to be ready for when it all goes south, writes Brian Caplen.

Risk management in the banking sector: the role of management accountants

July 24, 2017

Risk management is a permanent fixture of the financial world, so it is wise to take the smart approach to hiring management accountants, writes Andrew Harding of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

What telcos can teach banks about inclusion

July 24, 2017

Kenya and Tanzania have shown that using a telecoms company-led approach can be the quickest way to increase access for the unbanked. 

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