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The future is bright for Islamic finance

October 30, 2017

Islamic finance is a complex sector, but this nascent market holds huge potential down to sheer numbers of underserved citizens.

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PWM/The Banker Private Banking Awards 2017

October 27, 2017

UBS may have come out on top once again in our annual private banking awards, but competitors are closing in, while a number of regional banks appear to be making a successful transition onto the global stage

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Transaction Banking Awards 2017

October 2, 2017

The transaction banking business may be undergoing dramatic disruption but the financial institutions active in this space are rising to the challenge and taking advantage of the opportunity to transform their banking business

Why AI is the best weapon to fight fraud

September 25, 2017

Monitoring and investigating fraud is crucial, but time and people intensive, for banks. Now they are employing artificial intelligence as part of their weaponry, reports Joy Macknight.

What Arab leaders could learn from banks

September 25, 2017

Arab banks’ prudence regarding risk taking and regulation is paying off, and providing stability in an era of regional political turmoil and low oil prices.

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The Banker's Investment Banking Awards, 2017

September 7, 2017

The Banker’s Investment Banking Awards for 2017 reveal a broad array of firms stamping their authority over different asset classes and coverage areas.

Do we need Basel any more?

August 28, 2017

The banking system is largely fixed and the world is trying to move on from the aftermath of the global financial crisis by focusing on economic growth, which raises questions over the relevance of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. 

Africa shows the way in microinsurance

August 28, 2017

Technology is finally making microinsurance for the poorest viable for both consumers and companies, with African countries leading the way in innovation. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Hiring plateaus

July 25, 2017
Falls in employee numbers

Big European and US banks continue to set the benchmark for cutting headcount, as rising regulatory costs force them to improve efficiencies to boost profits.

Russia grasps the nettle on pension reforms

July 24, 2017

The Russian government faces widespread disagreement and scepticism as it takes on the challenge of pensions reform.

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