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The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2022

The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards continue to go from strength to strength, with hundreds of entries submitted from all corners of the world. Congratulations to all of this year's winners.

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Climate finance revamp required for low-carbon transition

While progress is being made in the world’s mission to preserve the climate, a big boost in annual finance and improved standards are necessary to stay on track.

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HSBC and Wells Fargo expand blockchain FX settlement service

Including the offshore yuan in its blockchain system is just one of HSBC’s latest developments.

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May the Forte be with you

Mr Bekzhan Pirmatov, CEO of Kazakhstan-based lender ForteBank, explains how the bank's ongoing digitalisation strategy and strong emphasis on scrupulous risk management has helped it to navigate complex geopolitical and economic challenges.

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Taking the risk out of vulnerability

Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of the UK’s Fair4All Finance, talks about tailoring products to the financially vulnerable.

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“Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”: can crypto regulation work?

The recent tumult in the crypto industry is uncomfortably analogous to a Shakespearean tragedy. Legislation currently under review may help, but swift action is needed.

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Fintech talent recruitment and retention in the post-pandemic age

Since the days of lockdown, picking the right strategy to hire and keep high-calibre fintech staff has been a tough call, irrespective of geography.

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The year ahead: reconfiguring business as usual

The global economy is at an inflection point, as governments unwind their Covid-19 relief programmes, political tensions ratchet up and inflation hits double-digits in many countries. Is there a crisis in the making?

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Climate finance for net zero is still misallocated

Following the COP27 summit in Egypt, experts describe the financial infrastructure “not fit for purpose”, with developing countries at risk of being locked out of key markets. 

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COP15 will shine a spotlight on nature-related risk

The “other COP” is tackling biodiversity loss and will be attempting to hammer out an agreement on a new set of goals for nature over the next decade.


CapitaLand Ascott Trust takes responsible path to growth

The real estate investor argues its focus on the environmental credentials of its buildings will deliver long-term value. 

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Malaysian bank pioneers coal exit in Asean

While others in the region have made noises about phasing out coal, one bank has put its money where its mouth is despite the difficulties. 

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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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Barbara Pianese, Latin America editor, discusses recent developments in trade finance in Latam.

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While mobile money has prompted financial inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa to more than double in 10 years, the gender gap in access to basic financial services remains wider than any other world region.

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Japan’s megabanks see CET1 decrease

The lenders have seen declining CET1 ratios for the past two fiscal quarters. 

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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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