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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: China’s superpower vehicle or a harmonious Asian programme?

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has the potential to reallocate both Chinese and Western savings into projects that will boost the global economy and satisfy China's aspirations for a leadership role.

Belarus central bank chairman seeks more stable times

The chairman of the board of the National Bank of Belarus, Pavel Kallaur, tells Courtney Fingar about his plans to stabilise the country's currency, as well as keep inflation under control while bringing down interest rates.

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Nigeria's election calm: good news for Africa?

The smooth transition of power in Nigeria bodes well for better governance across the continent.

Basel trading book review: what’s the rush?

The Basel Committee’s fundamental review of the trading book is an immensely complicated task, and tight deadlines have the banks in a panic.

Kyrgyzstan's banks: suffering from growing pains?

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Kyrgyzstan’s banks are trying to expand their customer base, but will this impact upon their performance?

Asean capital markets integration: around the corner?

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As the Association of South-east Asian Nations enters the last year in the run-up to its planned economic integration, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia are on track to harmonise their capital markets, while others are dragging their feet.

Chrystalla Georghadji

Cyprus reborn: CBG looks to a bright banking future

Restructured and recapitalised, the Cypriot banking sector has emerged from its recent crisis more resilient and far more stable, according to the country's central bank governor, Chrystalla Georghadji.

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Myanmar's fast track to financial fruition

Much progress has already been made in Myanmar's financial markets since the country's liberalisation in 2011, and now it is on the brink of refining its banking laws and establishing the Yangon Stock Exchange.

Thai banks look to their neighbours for growth

Thai banks look to their neighbours for growth

Cross-border expansion has become a key source of growth for many of Thailand's banks, which are well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in neighbouring Myanmar and Laos, both of which are at the start of what is expected to be a huge banking growth curve. 

Mihály Varga

Hungary's minister of economy takes tentative steps towards economic stability

Hungary has enjoyed stronger economic growth than many of its European neighbours in recent years, but the country's minister of economy Mihály Varga is wary of taking this success for granted, insisting that the country's long-term outlook hinges on a number of external factors, from the recovery of the eurozone to a resolution of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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