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Fixing the Ukraine banking sector: a central bank governor's guide

October 3, 2016

A get-tough approach has been the only way to reform Ukraine's under-regulated, corruption-ridden financial system, writes the country's central bank governor, Valeria Gontareva.

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The challenge of Brexit: banks’ resilience is no excuse for complacency

October 3, 2016

The UK's Brexit vote in June came as a blow to most in the EU, but the lack of widespread financial shock in the immediate aftermath of the vote showed how the improvements made to the euro area's post-crisis banking sector are paying off. France's central bank governor looks at why this was the case, but warns there is no room for complacency and calls for further progress on the economic part of the EU’s agenda.

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Why the Philippines must reform its tax system to end uneven growth

October 3, 2016

Over the past few decades, the Philippines has enjoyed stellar economic growth but its poverty rates have remained unacceptably high. Its newly appointed finance secretary explains how his tax reforms will bring an end to this situation.

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Why India backs fast-tracking of the IMF's global quota and governance reforms

October 3, 2016

The IMF and World Bank must adapt their governance and quota reforms to reflect the growing global role of Asia and the rise of emerging economies, writes India's finance minister.

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Why an EU capital markets union is more necessary than ever in a post-Brexit landscape

October 3, 2016

Europe needs a capital markets union, and the UK's decision to leave the EU just makes the case stronger and more urgent than ever, writes the vice-president of the European Commission. 

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UBS investment bank president calls for Europe-wide collaboration

October 3, 2016

Bank capital ratios throughout the eurozone have reached sky-high proportions since the financial crisis, but the persistent low interest rate environment continues to pose a threat to their profitability. For the region to move forward, industry-wide collaboration is the key, writes the president of UBS's investment bank.

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Why Expo 2020 Dubai will benefit the Middle East, Africa and beyond

October 1, 2016

The United Arab Emirates minister of state for international co-operation, who is also the director-general of Expo 2020 Dubai, assesses the potential of this mega-event to engineer an economic and business boost for the entire Middle East, Africa and south Asia region.

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Outgoing Polish CBG urges successor to focus on stability

July 1, 2016

Poland’s outgoing central bank chief Marek Belka tells Stefanie Linhardt that maintaining banking stability will be the major issue for his replacement. 

Simon Andrews teaser

Using microfinance to lift China's poor to prosperity: an IFC viewpoint

July 1, 2016

China’s microfinance sector is still developing but has strong potential to reduce poverty and support local SMEs. What are the challenges and opportunities for microfinance institutions in the country? The International Finance Corporation’s country manager for China, South Korea and Mongolia, Simon Andrews, explains.

Gina Miller

Gina Miller: the UK is stronger and safer in the EU

May 31, 2016

Gina Miller, the founder of and True and Fair Foundation, says that while there are issues that need to be resolved within the EU, the UK will not escape these problems by leaving the union. 

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