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Time for shareholders to join bankers' pay debate

Regulators are fretting over the structure of bankers' pay; shareholders should be more worried about the size of it.

Banker Opinion

Banks need to rethink acquiring strategies

The proliferation of payment innovations being launched is only serving to confuse consumers.

Reform needed in 2015

Genuine economic reforms will be vital to offset growing volatility in emerging markets.

Why real-time payments are not yet a reality

The US is working towards real-time payments, but will they actually be an improvement for banks?

Too soon to call time on too big to fail

The G20 has asked the Financial Stability Board to test the potential impact of measures to end bank bail-outs before providing its seal of approval.

Hong Kong’s unique but working system

Hong Kong's current political system – a halfway house between Western-style democracy and Chinese single-party socialism – strikes the perfect balance, at least as far as business is concerned.

New thinking needed for SME finance

Technology may deliver better returns than regulatory incentives in the drive to stimulate lending to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Is this the tipping point for tap-and-go payments?

With Apple now using near-field-communication technology in its devices, will tap-and-go payments take off among consumers?

How to spot the next financial crisis

As post-crisis financial reforms near a conclusion, regulators are turning their minds to identifying potential risks in the future.

Welcome to the great macroprudential experiment

Until a countercyclical buffer has been deployed through an entire cycle, we have no idea how effective it will be. 

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