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John Longworth: why Brexit is better for the UK

September 1, 2017

Brexit means a better future for the UK and a better partner for the EU, writes the co-chairman of the Leave Means Leave campaign.

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Top 250 EU Banks ranking: profits and capital down but Austria shines

September 1, 2017

Lenders in the EU's Top 250 Banks ranking have seen an aggregate drop in profits and Tier 1 capital, though Austria's banking sector managed to reverse this trend. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

UK extends conduct reforms to smaller firms

August 28, 2017

The UK is proposing to extend its senior managers and certification regime to another 46,000 or so firms, which is both good and bad news for firms, but if nothing else it should improve standards of conduct. By Justin Pugsley.

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Luxembourg finance minister looks to retain fiscal attraction

August 1, 2017

Pierre Gramegna, finance minister of Luxembourg, talks to Stefanie Linhardt about what effect international tax reforms will have on his country, and the importance of maintaining links with London even after the UK’s departure from the EU.

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BIL chief hails Luxembourg's fintech finesse

August 1, 2017

Hugues Delcourt, CEO of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, the country's oldest private banking group, talks to Danielle Myles about the opportunities posed by the country’s fintech boom and what the arrival of Chinese banks means for the domestic market. 

Italy still struggling with NPLs

August 1, 2017

Italy’s financial sector is still plagued by non-performing loans, and impairment charges and provisions are now hitting profits. Danielle Myles reports. 

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Citi EMEA chief positions for seamless Brexit

July 3, 2017

Having established a Dublin headquarters, Citi's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations are well prepared for Brexit. And a strategic overhaul four years ago tightened up its risk management, leaving it leaner and safer, as the US bank's EMEA head, Jim Cowles, tells Stefanie Linhardt.

The importance of a Brexit adaptation period and a capital markets union

July 3, 2017

BNY Mellon's Michael Cole-Fontayn calls for the financial community to unite in urging policy-makers to mitigate disruption during Brexit, and ensure the preservation of open financial markets.

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European Investment Bank president looks to stay at lending forefront

July 3, 2017

European Investment Bank president Werner Hoyer talks to Danielle Myles about Brexit, how guarantees maximise the use of the EU budget, and the race against time to create an infrastructure asset class.

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Andorra’s banks shake off BPA crisis hangover

July 3, 2017

Since the BPA money-laundering scandal in 2015, Andorra’s small banking system has made efforts to ensure transparency and attract business from high-net-worth individuals abroad. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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