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State Bank of India’s roadmap to the Basel III deadline

December 1, 2016

State Bank of India's chairman, Arundhati Bhattacharya, talks to Stefania Palma about how she plans to meet Basel III capital requirements in 2019, the bank's debut global coco bond and her enthusiasm for the Indian central bank's rate cut.

Currency depreciation hits CIS economies

December 1, 2016

Russia’s perilous economic and political situation spelled trouble in the Commonwealth of Independent States region, though there were promising signs in Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

Cristina Casalinho teaser

How Portugal staged an investment comeback

December 1, 2016

The CEO of Portugal’s public debt management agency explains how the country is refusing to let political change and low debt ratings prevent it from re-establishing its global investment credentials.

Dark clouds over Bogota teaser

Can fiscal reforms rescue Colombia after peace deal rejection?

December 1, 2016

The rejection of Colombia’s peace agreement via the October 2016 referendum has put the Santos government on the back foot and weakened its chances of achieving fiscal reform. Without this, the country's economy may struggle to attract much-needed foreign investment, writes Jason Mitchell.

China Russia salvation teaser

Is China's attention moving towards Russia?

December 1, 2016

After a contraction in investment levels since 2014, Russia’s first renminbi-denominated bond could signal the beginning of a new age of Chinese interest in the country’s financial potential. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Pham Hong Hai teaser

Vietnam’s long slog towards financial reform

December 1, 2016

Having narrowly survived a financial crisis in 2011, Vietnam is rolling out reforms to tackle low capitalisation and high numbers of NPLs. But given that the country has yet to implement Basel II, will these reforms still leave the country's lenders playing catch-up? Stefania Palma reports.

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Tough talk from Kazakhstan’s central bank governor

December 1, 2016

Kazakhstan’s central bank governor outlines his strategy to Nick Kochan, which include a free-floating tenge, tackling high dollarisation levels and non-performing loans.

Trump and Putin teaser

2017: a journey into the unknown

December 1, 2016

The biggest shocks of 2016 were political rather than financial, and politics will continue to keep financial markets on their toes in 2017 as monetary policy gives way to fiscal stimulus. The long-term effect of a Trump presidency, however, is anyone’s guess, writes Edward Russell-Walling.

New York comfortably leads US financial service centres tables

December 1, 2016

Unsurprisingly, New York tops the US financial centre rankings for attracting investment, but its outflows outstripped inflows by a considerable margin, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

State-of-the-art wealth management requires industrialisation as its foundation

November 28, 2016

Implementing digitalisation and other solutions in wealth management requires an underlying industrialisation approach to be put in place first if significant efficiency gains and higher margins are to be achieved, write Kristof Trautwein and Pascal Gantenbein.

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