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No point arguing with an index

January 28, 2020

With more of a bank’s stock and bonds being held by passive funds, Brian Caplen asks: what does this mean for CEOs?

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EU steps up AML fight with 5MLD

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With money launderers utilising evermore sophisticated techniques, jurisdictions around the world are looking to respond with directives such as the EU's 5AMLD.

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Banking challenges for Europe in 2020

January 27, 2020

Negative interest rates, cross-border consolidation and the challenge from fintechs are the topics of discussion for the European experts participating in The Banker’s roundtable discussion. 

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How banks can unleash their internal activist

January 24, 2020

The transition from 'traditional' to ESG-embracing is a tough one for banks. Silvia Pavoni describes how the solution to this issue may lie within for many lenders.

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Angola finance minister seeks return to stability

January 24, 2020

Angola’s finance minister talks to John Everington about debt reduction, fighting corruption and the country’s quest for diversification.

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Do traditional IPOs have a future?

January 24, 2020

While 2019 may have featured some major initial public offerings, it has also prompted questions about the ongoing viability of the IPO model. 

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Queen Máxima gives financial inclusion the royal touch

January 2, 2020

As UN secretary general special advocate for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands speaks to The Banker about getting technology right for financial inclusion and gender disparity among the underbanked.

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Finance Minister of the Year 2020

January 2, 2020

The Banker's Finance Minister of the Year 2020 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

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Central Banker of the Year 2020

January 2, 2020

The Banker's Central Banker of the Year 2020 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

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The Banker's Best-performing Banks ranking: BRICS countries

January 2, 2020

Which banks across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have performed the best in The Banker’s newly introduced ranking that measures a lender's performance across various key criteria? 

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Identifying the opportunity in impact investing

January 2, 2020

Impact investing is still developing but the UK's newly launched Impact Investing Institute is working to accelerate this, as its CEO Sarah Gordon tells The Banker.

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Business as usual for Hong Kong?

January 2, 2020

The civil unrest in Hong Kong occupied international headlines for much of 2019, yet there has been little impact on the city’s position as a business hub in Asia. 

Tech Talk: interview with Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier, iBanFirst

Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier, founder and CEO of iBanFirst, which provides a specialist online platform for multi-currency transactions, talks to The Banker’s Joy Macknight about making it easier for businesses to manage foreign exchange payments and how the Payment Services Directive 2 is changing the market.

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Sustainable finance bond issuance soars in 2019

January 27, 2020

There was a significant increase in bonds issued with environmental or social objectives attached in 2019.

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UK quest for divergence hangs over Brexit talks

With the UK having left the EU on January 31, one uncertainty has been traded for another: the post-Brexit UK-EU relationship, which could take years to stabilise, writes Justin Pugsley.

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