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Mozambique stands on the brink of better times
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Mozambique stands on the brink of better times

Mozambique's banking market is on the verge of a significant shake up, with new challengers entering the market and the country on the brink of a natural gas boom. 

Pier Carlo Padoan

How integration can help tackle deflation

With the eurozone flirting with deflation, solutions to this problem are urgently needed. One of them – the integration of markets and institutions – offers hope, according to Italy's minister of economy and finance, Pier Carlo Padoan.

Erdem Başçı

How to extend Turkey's period of economic stability

After decades of high and volatile inflation, Turkey has enjoyed years of single-digit inflation rates. The country's central bank governor, Erdem Başçı, tells Stefanie Linhardt how continuing to lower this rate, while also increasing foreign exchange reserve buffers, are key to Turkey's continued economic well-being.

Fighting a common threat

Regulators and banks unite to fight common cyber crime threat

Regulators are playing an important role in how banks guard against cyber risks, but their emphasis is very much on guidance and co-operation rather than rules and coercion.

Jeff Jaffe

Now is the time for web payment standards

The rise of e-commerce, and more recently digital wallets, has been a fragmented affair, meaning there is little standardisation across the e-payments industry. This is something that needs addressing, says Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium, and there is no time to lose.

Rimantas Šadžius

Lithuania prepares for life in the eurozone

From dealing with the knock-on effects of the US and EU sanctions on Russia to preparing for the adoption of the euro, Lithuania's finance minister Rimantas Šadžius has been kept busy this year. But, despite the headwinds, Lithuania has managed to record one of the highest GDP growth rates in Europe.

Multiple regulation challenges lie ahead in 2015

Banks face a continued onslaught of regulation in 2015 as politicians fine-tune forthcoming legislation to toughen up the banking system.

Riad Salameh

Lebanon's resilience will see it through instability

Political instability is keeping Lebanon from achieving its potential, according to central bank governor Riad Salameh, who is targeting three major sectors as engines of economic growth. 

Facing up to regulatory fragmentation

Facing up to regulatory fragmentation

Differences in the content and timing of rules on resolution planning, structural reforms and derivatives threaten to unravel cross-border banking models.

Breaking bad banking

Breaking bad banking and the rise of conduct risk

Conduct risk – the risk of staff acting unprofessionally, unethically or illegally – has become a major concern for supervisors and banks, as Michael Imeson reports.

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