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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.

Top 1000 World Banks - Leading foreign networks

July 18, 2017
Leading foreign networks

HSBC's 18 foreign-owned subsidiaries remain formidable, with its Hong Kong business twice as profitable as any other FOS in the world

Top 1000 World Banks - BRICs bounce back

July 11, 2017
Bric ROC 2017

 Last year saw a reversal of fortune for the Brazilian and Russian economies, helping their banks to stage a comeback

Top 1000 World Banks - Apac remains most profitable region

July 3, 2017
Blank pie

North American banks are gradually chipping away at Asia-Pacific's dominance

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Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2017

June 1, 2017

The meteoric rise of the Islamic finance industry in recent years has slowed of late, but taken as a whole its growth still outscores that of its conventional counterpart. The Banker recognises the leading Islamic institutions of the past 12 months, each of which has shown innovation and growth in a maturing market. 

Can banks stand out in the cloud?

May 29, 2017

In a rapidly innovating technological world, banks need to follow the lead of the fintechs and embrace cloud computing. If they don't, they risk being left behind.

Bank M&A: back from the dead?

May 2, 2017

After a moribund few years, M&A deals in Europe’s banking sector look set for a renaissance.

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