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VTB’s digital strategy embraces co-operation

July 4, 2018

Olga Dergunova, VTB Bank’s deputy president, hails a new era of co-operation in Russia’s banking industry, not just bank-to-bank but bank-to-fintech and, importantly, bank-to-regulator. Joy Macknight reports.

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Commerzbank’s head of corporate finance puts his faith in Schuldschein

July 4, 2018

Commerzbank’s head of corporate finance, Roman Schmidt, speaks to Danielle Myles about the bank’s new approach to coverage, blockchain’s investment banking potential and the Schuldschein market’s ability to reinvent itself.

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Slovakia’s finance minister seeks to keep economy moving

July 4, 2018

One of the candidates during the Eurogroup chair elections and a keen advocacy of fiscal consolidation, Slovakian finance minister Peter Kazimir has played a key role in the country’s fiscal and economic achievements. But is the country’s economy at risk of overheating? Stefanie Linhardt finds out.

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Tax and narcotics dominate Panama finance minister's agenda

July 4, 2018

The finance minister of Panama, Dulcidio De La Guardia, is seeking international co-operation to help the country tackle issues such as tax evasion and drug trafficking. In addition, he tells Silvia Pavoni, he is also looking to the UK to assist in cultivating an environment in which fintechs can thrive.

The data dilemma in a decentralised internet

July 4, 2018

Scandals over personal information leaks mean the day is coming where we will pay someone to store our data securely, rather than trust current internet giants to do it for free, says Chris Skinner.

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SocGen’s UK innovation lead looks to clients and fintechs for inspiration

June 1, 2018

Société Générale’s head of innovation for the UK, Anthony Woolley, talks to Joy Macknight about accelerating the French bank’s digital transformation through an open innovation strategy inside and outside the organisation. 

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Poland’s deputy finance minister stays close to the EU

June 1, 2018

Poland's deputy finance minister, Piotr Nowak, a former fund manager and trader, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the country's public fundraising plans and the importance of a good relationship with the buy side, as well as Poland’s future within the EU and the health of its banking sector.

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BNP Paribas global markets head moves focus to clients

June 1, 2018

BNP Paribas’ head of global markets, Olivier Osty, tells Danielle Myles about its recent management shake-up, the crux of its US strategy and the upside of MiFID II.

Nibbling around the edges of Open Banking

June 1, 2018

Despite buzzwords around Open Banking such as partnership and co-creation, fintechs and challengers are sceptical that big banks are seriously contemplating changing the status quo, writes Chris Skinner.

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Credit chief continues Credit Suisse revamp

May 1, 2018

Credit Suisse head of credit David Miller tells Danielle Myles why the bond bull market still has room to run, and how the Swiss bank is boosting its investment-grade platform.

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