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Conduct enforcement: don’t shoot the messenger

A tougher regulatory approach to individual responsibility for anti-money laundering controls could put compliance professionals in a difficult dilemma if they do not have the support of their senior executives.

From World / Americas / US

Pressure for regulators to complete US swaps revolution

The advent of swap execution facilities has not brought about the open access to trading that buy-side participants expected.

Ram Sharan Mahat

Nepal's finance minister lays out recovery plan

Only one week after the first earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015, Ram Sharan Mahat, the country’s finance minister, met Stefania Palma to discuss the government's plan to meet Nepal's enormous reconstruction and rehabilitation needs.

CEE caught between eurozone bulls and Russian bears

Countries in central and eastern Europe are being split in terms of their economic outlook, with Russia in deep recession but other countries benefiting from the low oil price. 

From World / Africa

Boosting business, African style

Regional payments systems will help bolster Africa's developing financial infrastructure.  

Austrian banks’ profits in CEE hit all-time low

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For years, Austrian lenders Erste Bank and Raiffeisen Bank have enjoyed strong profits at their central and eastern European operations, but with growth in these economies slowing, more recent results suggest that they may need to rethink their strategies in the region.  

The top five Spanish banks

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As the Spanish banks are seeking to expand with acquisitions abroad, bolstered by recovery at home, The Banker assesses the local top five banks by Tier 1 capital. 

Russian banks: exposure to dollar loans

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While the rapid devaluation of the rouble may have slowed, top Russian banks are still exposed to US dollar-denominated loans.

The top five UK banks

UK Banks Top 5 2015 teaser

With the UK general election being held on May 7, The Banker takes a look at the country's banking landscape, ranking the top five UK banks by Tier 1 capital.

Lebanon in stasis

In stasis: Lebanon's economy stifled by Syria and political deadlock

The civil war in bordering Syria and a stagnant political scene have caused Lebanon's economy to grow at a slow pace in recent years. While factors such as the low oil price give some cause for optimism, the prevailing feeling of uncertainty in the country means few see it realising its full potential any time soon.

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