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Oversight, not laws, will underpin Trump's deregulation

November 28, 2016

US president-elect Donald Trump may not get his wish to repeal Dodd-Frank, but he has plenty of power to appoint regulators who share his light-touch views.

Why Trump could be a blessing for China

November 28, 2016

China could benefit if the US makes good on its threat to pull out of Trans-Pacific Partnership by strengthening its standing in the Asia-Pacific region. But neighbours trading with the giant could risk ceding political power. 

Better integration will move mobile money up the value chain

September 26, 2016

Mobile money accounts are growing in numbers but a large proportion of them remain dormant. More must be done to integrate the e-wallet model with conventional payment systems.

A bond to end sovereign defaults?

September 26, 2016

As European figures show, the fight against government debt goes on. GDP-linked bonds are a possible solution, but first they need investor backing.

The Swiss model is no Brexit panacea

August 30, 2016

It is unlikely the EU will want to replicate its cumbersome arrangements with Switzerland for the UK.

No such thing as a free Russian bank

August 30, 2016

Are the 'free' failed banks available in Russia under the sanation process all that they seem? Not quite...

Banks must turn Iran into a good news story

July 25, 2016

The lifting of sanctions on Iran so far has been met by a combination of nervousness and inactivity by Western banks. If the lifting of sanctions in the country is to be a success, however, someone must blink first.

Rajan departure undermines India’s outlook

July 1, 2016

Is this a case of a reformer making too many political enemies?

Cyber crime: a clear and present danger

May 23, 2016

UK banks must work together to boost their defences against cyber attacks, says a new report.

Brazil presents a tough task for Temer

May 23, 2016

Following the disarray of the Rousseff years, Brazil’s new president has his work cut out.

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