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A new era for China-Latin America trade relations

April 3, 2017

China’s recently declared support for globalisation has given fresh hope to Latin America, which could benefit from its established trade links with the eastern giant in the form of greater investment in infrastructure, lower tariffs and higher value exports. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Banks need to click social media's 'like' button

March 27, 2017

Social media looks likely to become a prime way for people to obtain their information, so banks must not get left behind. Ensuring staff are tech-savvy is also essential to combat increased risk of cyber attacks.

Claire Calmejane teaser

Lloyds Banking Group gears up for the digital talent war

March 1, 2017

Lloyds Banking Group director of innovation Claire Calmejane understands only too well how hard it is to attract talent in the digital space. She outlines to Joy Macknight how the group is bringing in, upskilling and retaining the right staff.

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The changing face of trade in a digital world

March 1, 2017

The way goods and services are traded internationally is changing, fuelled by the globalisation and digitalisation of supply and distribution chains. Are free-trade deals still fit for purpose in a hyperconnected world? Joy Macknight investigates. 

Myanmar teaser

Will central bank reforms kick-start Myanmar’s payments revolution?

March 1, 2017

Myanmar’s central bank has opened up the local market to international payment companies such as Visa and MasterCard. But how will they help modernise the payments sector and drive financial inclusion in this newly opened frontier market? Stefania Palma investigates.

PSD2 flaws show a rethink is needed on data sharing

February 27, 2017

The new EU Payment Services Directive for banks to share customers’ data with other companies is fraught with unmitigated risks surrounding consent, security and liability, argues Chris Skinner.

Will digitalisation render protectionist policies meaningless?

February 27, 2017

While governments edge towards protectionism, digital platforms already enable trade to cross borders, transforming global supply chains.

Too little, too late... Have banks missed the digital drive?

February 1, 2017

Cloud-based technology is enabling the cheaper creation and development of businesses via APIs – and regulators are keen for banks to get on board the efficiency bandwagon, writes Chris Skinner.

Marco Abele teaser

Credit Suisse develops a digital culture in private banking

February 1, 2017

Marco Abele, a digital transformation expert at Credit Suisse, argues that culture – not technology – is the main success factor when re-engineering a bank for the future. He describes to Joy Macknight how the bank architected a culture shift in its private banking business.

Mariana Mazzucato teaser

China pulls into lead for green investment

February 1, 2017

China is pulling ahead of Europe when it comes to investing in green projects, while president Donald Trump's scepticism towards climate change is risking the US's status in the field, author and professor Mariana Mazzucato tells Stefania Palma.

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