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Indonesian FM enjoys a promising present and an exciting future

January 4, 2016

Indonesia's minister of finance discusses the country's efforts to achieve a sustainable growth path. Budget reforms and fiscal stimulus have already been pushed through. But to tackle the question of poor infrastructure, the government needs more than increased investment.

Cyber security: making banking safer

Cyber security: making banking safer

January 4, 2016

Protecting the banks’ crown jewels – money and personal data – may have become more difficult than ever, but financial institutions have fortified their defences with a little help from their fintech friends.

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Tackling Europe's migrant crisis: a CEB view

January 4, 2016

If their integration into society is properly managed, the influx of migrants to Europe could be beneficial to the region's economy, argues Rolf Wenzel, governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank.

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Iran's finance minister seeks positive post-sanctions outlook

January 4, 2016

Iran's potential – with its abundant natural resources, young and educated workforce, advantageous geographical location and emerging status as a tourism hub – can now be realised with the sanctions imposed against the country dropped. This is an opportunity that cannot be missed, writes Ali Taiebnia, the country's minister of economic affairs and finance.

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Resilience, reform, confidence: the rise of a recovering Italy

January 4, 2016

Italy has weathered a severe economic storm over the past few years but, with the help of foreign investment, the country is now on track to regain its strength and competitiveness, writes Fabio Gallia, CEO of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.

Can the EU come to an agreement on the capital markets union

Can the EU come to an agreement on the capital markets union?

January 4, 2016

While there is a lot of support for the creation of a single capital market in Europe, regulators, politicians and industry participants are struggling to agree on how best to harmonise rules and regulations across the 28 member states. 

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The financial cycle, productivity and the real economy

January 4, 2016

Without help from balance sheet repair and structural reforms, easy monetary policy will not restore economic growth after a financial crisis – and may even make things worse, writes Jaime Caruana, the general manager of the Bank for International Settlements.

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Impact investing: the social entrepreneurship revolution

January 4, 2016

The success of an investment is increasingly defined not just by risk and return but also its impact on society. Silvia Pavoni talks to the investors that demand purpose along with profit, and that are bringing about a revolution in the process.

Investing in African banks

Investing in African banks

January 4, 2016

Having undergone a series of consolidations, and operating in a region with a young, largely unbanked population, Africa's banks are attracting the attention of investors from all over the world. However, choosing where to invest remains a challenge.

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What will it take to turn European banking union rhetoric into reality?

January 4, 2016

The formation of a European banking union should have helped ease Greece's economic woes, but far from putting European banks on an even footing, the so-called union left Greece out in the cold, writes former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

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