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Malaysia initiative targets capital market growth

The country’s capital market regulator aims to bolster digitisation and SME access to finance, but it is failing to address fundamental problems.

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FTX: past, present – and future?

In the wake of the collapse of crypto exchange FTX, we should now look at its impact on the crypto sector and what next steps can be taken.

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A new playbook for private equity dealmaking?

With market conditions tightening, how is private equity evolving its approach to stay in the game?

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What we need to know about the digital euro

Fanny Solano Agramonte examines the rationale behind a European Central Bank issued digital euro and how it could be implemented to maximise public good and avoid negative effects on financial stability.

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Reductions in force: what employers must consider

Layoffs are rising as an economic downturn looms. Employers must take care if they are to make their own redundancies.

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Why banks must focus on seamless acquisition and onboarding journeys

Increasing digitisation is bringing more awareness and power to modern customers who demand seamless experiences and instant fulfilment, writes Rajashekara V Maiya, vice president and head, business consulting group at Infosys Finacle.

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Tapping into open banking’s monetisation potential

Open banking technology shows great promise but is being underutilised, especially when it comes to sharing data within banks themselves. 

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What value can retail CBDCs bring to society?

Central bank digital currencies should be designed as a public infrastructure on which banks and non-banks alike can build innovative digital schemes, products and services.

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Is momentum building or diminishing on bank decarbonisation?

As the Net-Zero Banking Alliance continues to expand, lenders are caught between the urgency of the climate crisis, accusations of greenwashing, and the practical — as well as political — challenges of setting decarbonisation targets.

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Brazilian banks pledge to restore Amazon rainforest with carbon credit company

The alliance insists the move is of great ecological benefit, but historically banks have not held the agribusinesses they finance to proper account. A legislative response rather than individual efforts seems necessary.

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MAS and NY Fed join forces for wholesale CBDC experiment

Boosting interoperability and speed while cutting risk, wholesale CBDCs would be a boon for cross-border settlements but are still very much in the experimental phase, making co-operation between central banks vital for success.

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Bank of America becoming a go-to bank for ESG financing and advisory

The bank’s head of ESG advisory and financing solutions explains why he expects no let-up in client demand for support in navigating the increasingly complex ESG landscape.

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Solving the trade finance conundrum

In the world of digitalisation, old trade issues have new consequences. What work is being done, what will a digitised trade finance ecosystem solve and what is needed for benefits to be realised? 

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Africa's climate change investment challenge

Far-reaching structural reforms and massive investment in infrastructure and agriculture are required to ward off disaster in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Top 1000 World Banks 2022

It has been another turbulent year for the global economy and the banking sector. How is the health of the sector looking as we enter the next economic phase?

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RIP the humble ATM?

The core purpose of ATMs is to allow the withdrawal of physical cash on a 24/7 basis. However, much of the globe is moving to cashless forms of payment. Is this the end of the road for ATMs, or will they further evolve?

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Is dollarisation back in fashion?

As the Latin American region battles with inflation, the use of the greenback is set to increase. Does the dollar represent a concrete possibility or a legacy of the past?

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Singapore’s banks increase profitability but risks loom

Increasing interest rates and debt risk could spell trouble for banks. 

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Will AI save banks from the cyber hordes?

AI is becoming increasingly critical for banks defending themselves against cyber attacks, a factor that is drawing interest from the regulatory community. 

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