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São Paulo governor eyes a Chinese route to Brazilian prosperity

April 23, 2018

Geraldo Alckmin, governor of São Paulo state, tells Silvia Pavoni that the new economic world order means Brazil should embrace investment from China as it emerges as the South American country’s top trading partner.

ADB president says Asia can withstand external shocks

March 26, 2018

Takehiko Nakao, president of the Asian Development Bank, discusses the impact of US Fed rate hikes and the possibility of protectionist US trade policies on a rapidly growing Asian region. Stefania Palma reports.

How big data can fight financial exclusion

February 26, 2018

Establishing a deeper understanding of the impact financial services have on people’s lives is vital. Yet metrics that demonstrate improvements in financial health remain in their infancy, write Matthew Blake and Drew Propson of the World Economic Forum.

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Gearing up for cyber security arms race

January 2, 2018

Tied to legacy infrastructure, bombarded by regulation and uncertainty over their business model, banks must also face up to the cyber security threat, writes author Stephen Norman.

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Luis Videgaray Caso: a Mexican take on Nafta

January 2, 2018

The North American Free Trade Agreement is ripe for an update that benefits all parties. But if the US decides to pull out, Mexico is confident that its network of agreements and many enacted reforms will enable it to thrive, says the country’s secretary of foreign affairs, Luis Videgaray Caso.

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Nestor A Espenilla, Jr.: problems may be traditional, but solutions cannot be

January 2, 2018

While the Philipines enjoys a growing economy and stable finances, we do not underestimate the tough challenges of poverty, demographic change, technological advances and geopolitical risks. These can only be countered by looking outside the traditional solutions, says Nestor A Espenilla, Jr, the governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

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Ewald Nowotny: the renaissance of central European banking

January 2, 2018

Austrian banks were early movers into central, eastern and south-eastern Europe. But the traditional Austrian-based parent companies with regional subsidiaries have transformed into modern, integrated entities that bring together staff and technology from across the region, to the benefit of all, says Österreichische Nationalbank governor Ewald Nowotny.

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Ken Moelis: why banks must work hard to welcome millennials

January 2, 2018

Banks should endeavour to attract tech-savvy, creative and disruptive millennials, as this generation has much to offer the industry, says the founder of investment bank Moelis & Company.

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Mark von Rosing: the changing nature of international trade

January 2, 2018

The new industrial revolution and digital transformation, which will enable smart thinking, working and automation across multiple industries, are changing the nature of trade, both digital as well as physical, writes the founder of enterprise standards body LEADing Practice.

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Stéphane Boujnah: Europe must ignore ‘pessimism of impatience’

January 2, 2018

A post-Brexit EU must remain focused on its collective strengths, which include the banking union and a strong financial infrastructure, if it is to compete in the global economy, writes the CEO and chairman of the managing board of Euronext.

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