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Benin designs a digital future

June 1, 2017

In December 2016, Benin announced its economic transformation plan, including 45 flagship projects addressing the major components of the west African country's economy. Six of the projects are specifically focused on constructing a digital economy. Serge Adjovi, director of Benin’s Digital Economy Agency, speaks to Joy Macknight about the laying the foundations for progress.

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Fintech focus and international expansion bring boost to Japan's mega-banks

June 1, 2017

The central bank’s negative interest rate regime has hit Japan’s banking sector hard. But three local mega-institutions have shown resilience, both at home – partly through fintech investments – and abroad – by aggressive international expansion. Stefania Palma reports.

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Banks join the steady march to the cloud

June 1, 2017

Banks have been slow to adopt cloud computing, mainly due to security concerns and a fear of ending up on the wrong side of the regulator. However, cloud is now seeing a groundswell in acceptance across the financial industry, as Joy Macknight reports.

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HSBC brings its markets business into the innovation fold

May 2, 2017

HSBC’s innovation lead for global markets, Dr Patrick Mang, talks to Joy Macknight about developing an innovation roadmap for the bank’s capital markets group, and how the democratisation of innovation is changing the way it operates.  

The financial model with youth on its side

May 2, 2017

While Western banks are struggling with decades-old systems, growth economies and emerging markets are building their future on mobile, says Chris Skinner.

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The rise of the data scientist

May 2, 2017

It seems that these days everyone wants to be a data scientist – or employ a team of them. There is little doubt that rigorous analysis of big data can pay dividends in the financial world, but the age-old problems of data quality and false correlations are not going away, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Will regtech’s deepening role spark greater regulatory scrutiny?

April 20, 2017

Regulators are likely to take a deeper interest in regulatory technology as it takes on more critical tasks and deepens its role within banks, reports Justin Pugsley. 

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From the boardroom to the front line – extending business intelligence in banking

April 4, 2017

Data analytics and business intelligence is growing in importance across the banking industry. But the challenge is providing the right information to the right people at the right time. 

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NPP builds Australia’s faster payments future

April 3, 2017

Building a real-time national payments infrastructure that promotes diversity and competition in product development may not be easy, but it is worth the effort, of NPP Australia CEO Adrian Lovney tells Joy Macknight.

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Connecting Indonesia: bringing finance to a population of 250 million

April 3, 2017

The fourth most populous country in the world spread across more than 6000 islands, banks have struggled to reach out beyond Indonesia's big cities up to now. However, a digital transformation is gripping the country, bringing with it the promise of huge increase in financial inclusion. Stefania Palma reports.

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