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FirstRand teaser

Middle East and Africa M&A scene still has cards to play

March 1, 2018

While 2017 was not the banner year for M&A in the Middle East and Africa that 2016 had been, headline-grabbing deals were still being struck, notably FirstRand Limited’s acquisition of Aldermore. James King reports.

Mugur Isarescu teaser

Romanian CBG seeks better growth balance

March 1, 2018

Mugur Isarescu, governor of the National Bank of Romania, talks to Nick Kochan about boosting exports and bringing down levels of non-performing loans.

Insulated Asia teaser

Asia's insulation: why were Fed rate hikes a non-event?

March 1, 2018

The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates three times in 2017, but the panic that some in the industry predicted would overtake Asia-Pacific’s emerging markets as a result did not materialise. Has the region finished insulating itself from market shocks? Stefania Palma reports.

Latam's new trade teaser

Creating a blueprint for Latin America's new trade

March 1, 2018

A shift in global geopolitics might mean a new direction for Latin American trade, with new influences, new alliances and new deals. Will 2018 be the year the region puts what have largely been complex, ineffective trading patterns behind it? Silvia Pavoni reports.

Adesola Adeduntan teaser

First Bank of Nigeria CEO seeks to complete transformation

March 1, 2018

Adesola Adeduntan, the chief executive and managing director of First Bank of Nigeria, talks to James King about his digitalisation strategy and the fight to reclaim the position of Nigeria’s number one lender.

Nicolas Dujovne teaser

Argentina’s treasury minister embraces global re-engagement

March 1, 2018

Argentina’s treasury minister, Nicolas Dujovne, talks to Silvia Pavoni about reversing damaging fiscal decisions and bringing investment back to the country.

Latam financial services FDI drops sharply

March 1, 2018

Leading cities attracted less than half the financial services investment of last year’s top 10, but São Paulo continues to thrive. Silvia Pavoni reports.

No room for complacency over MiFID II

February 26, 2018

After years of preparation, the rollout of MiFID II in January provided relatively little drama. But, says PwC’s Luke Nelson, it is early days and Brexit could still complicate matters, so firms should stay on their toes. 

Latin America moves the needle in the geopolitics of trade

February 26, 2018

US and China attitudes to the economic potential of Latin America could hardly be more different, but the region will make up its own mind.

Auditor questions ECB’s framework for identifying failing banks

February 21, 2018

Auditors claim the European Central Bank has a number of flaws in the way it identifies banks that are failing or likely to fail. Although these are unlikely to seriously hinder a resolution, there are questions to be answered. By Justin Pugsley.

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