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Top 100 African Banks ranking 2018: reasons to be cheerful

May 1, 2018

African banks have reason to celebrate, as The Banker's Top 100 ranking shows. Having survived a tough economic period, the figures indicate an improving outlook. James King reports.

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Nordic FX: volatility ahead?

May 1, 2018

The Nordic countries’ currencies are renowned for stability and low risk, but concerns are surfacing around the currencies of Norway and Sweden, nicknamed the 'nokkie' and the 'stocky'. Joy Macknight reports.

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Nordic property sector builds on firm foundations

May 1, 2018

With a track record of regular growth, the Nordic property sector presents an attractive destination for investors. High quality assets and political stability suggest that the environment will remain a good risk for the foreseeable future. Sverrir Thór, the editor, economics and finance, Fastighetsnytt, reports.

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Will Nordic equity markets maintain their hot streak?

May 1, 2018

Property companies in the Nordic region have favoured the equity market recently as investors responded to low interest rates. Can the outlook remain positive despite Sweden's declining house prices? Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Why do Nordic property companies take the high road on LTVs?

May 1, 2018

When compared with the rest of Europe, Nordic property companies tend to operate with higher loan-to-value ratios. Stefanie Linhardt looks at why this approach works in the region.

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Direct investment enjoys Nordic upswing

May 1, 2018

Private equity funds are expressing ever-greater interest in the Nordic property market, and listed companies are next on their shopping list, writes Stefanie Linhardt.

Does cutting NPLs make Italy a land of opportunity?

May 1, 2018

The state is making it easier for Italian banks to reduce their cripplingly high level of non-performing loans, but investors should proceed with caution even in the new climate. 

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São Paulo governor eyes a Chinese route to Brazilian prosperity

April 23, 2018

Geraldo Alckmin, governor of São Paulo state, tells Silvia Pavoni that the new economic world order means Brazil should embrace investment from China as it emerges as the South American country’s top trading partner.

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StanChart’s CIO for India confronts the data surge

April 3, 2018

Standard Chartered Bank’s chief information officer for India talks to Joy Macknight about using artificial intelligence and big data to uncover new business opportunities, as well as attracting tech talent in a highly competitive market.  

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Is the party over for Turkey's banks?

April 3, 2018

Turkey’s banks enjoyed a bumper year in 2017, but a combination of foreign currency debt, internal strife and strained relations with the US could spell the end for the good times. Tom Stevenson reports.

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