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Greece inches toward recovery

October 2, 2017

Capitalisation is a bright spot in the Greek banking sector, but asset quality and liquidity leave much to be desired. Danielle Myles looks at the data.

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US financial crime regime changes receive a warm welcome

October 2, 2017

The US is gearing up for change in its onerous anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing and sanctions regimes – much to the relief of many banks. Jane Monahan reports. 

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RBC CEO Dave McKay looks to stay ahead of technology

October 2, 2017

RBC’s CEO, Dave McKay, explains to Joy Macknight how artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics will help see the Canadian bank through the fundamental changes facing the industry.

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Intesa Sanpaolo CEO’s strategy for growth

October 2, 2017

Carlo Messina, CEO of Italy’s biggest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, talks to Brian Caplen about moving beyond restructuring into a new era of prioritising growth.

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The march of Ant Financial

October 2, 2017

Chris Skinner was invited to join Alibaba’s annual Netrepeneurs conference in Hangzhou, China, for star sellers on Alibaba’s Taobao platform. He reports on Ant Financial, the Alibaba spin-off that operates mobile payments app Alipay.

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Thai corporates spread their wings

October 2, 2017

Ever since the Asian financial crisis in 1997, Thai companies have been steadily expanding abroad. They have been helped in no small part by their easy access to the capital markets, though often with a reliance on the large multi-national banks as opposed to their domestic counterparts. Peter Janssen reports.

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Citi expansion aims to energise South Korean wealth management

October 2, 2017

Citibank’s ambitious plans for the South Korean market and a boom in fintech are invigorating the country’s wealth management sector, despite rising tensions with North Korea. Elliot Smither reports.

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Azerbaijan strives to move on from IBA default

October 2, 2017

With International Bank of Azerbaijan’s debt restructuring pushed through, the country can now begin focusing on addressing the roots of its problems. But the task of finding ways to grow its economy with less reliance on oil will not be easy, as Michael Turner reports.

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Conflict? Scandal? South Korean investors carry on regardless

October 2, 2017

South Korea’s capital markets are thriving despite threats of aggression from North Korea, as well as business and political scandals at home, writes Michael Imeson.

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Reform pushes Israel’s credit card sector into the unknown

October 2, 2017

Israel’s banks are under scrutiny, with the government moving to break up the current credit card oligopoly. But opinion is divided on whether these reforms will boost competition more generally or are just an experiment. Pinchas Landau reports.

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