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April 28, 2020

The Banker tracks governments' and central banks' emergency measures in worst-hit areas.

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Portuguese banks return favour on financial aid

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Once recipients of a bailout, banks are now part of effort to keep the economy afloat.

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Portugal acts to protect economy from tourism slump

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Raft of government initiatives seek to boost economy as key tourism sector plummets.

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Will oil producers recover from the new shock?

May 26, 2020

Oil exporters have been hit with a double whammy as global demand collapses.

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Big government is here to stay

May 26, 2020

Banks need to switch from being profit maximisers to carving out a new role working with government to rebuild economies.

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What Italy can learn from the rise in digital payments

May 26, 2020

With pandemic driving online activity, the financial sector should support businesses’ digital infrastructure.

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Why mental health is a sustainability issue for companies

May 22, 2020

Maintaining focus on workers’ mental health post-pandemic can only be a good thing.

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EU regulators lift short selling ban, but could reimpose it

May 19, 2020

Securities regulators coordinate move, but could reinstate in event of extreme volatility.

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RBC Capital Markets blazes trail on risk-free rates bond issuance

May 18, 2020

Canadian bank part of global move away from Libor to alternative benchmarks. 

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Foreign holdings provide Cambodian banks with a lifeline

May 15, 2020

Southeast Asian nation’s lenders are trying to look beyond pandemic in search of growth.

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Well-capitalised Turkish banks go into business continuity mode

May 15, 2020

Nation’s banks holding up despite crisis on back of sufficient liquidity and developed digital channels.

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Will the pandemic stymie Saudi Arabia's reform agenda?

April 29, 2020

Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 economic overhaul is being put to the test by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shahrokh Moinian, JPMorgan’s Europe, the Middle East and Africa head of wholesale payments, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about the move to digital payments during the pandemic.

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Investment bank revenues reach five-year high

May 26, 2020

The first three months of this year saw revenue growth across all three main business areas of the investment bank.

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Regulators ask banks to go easy on forward provisioning

The authorities are giving banks scope to take a softer line on forward provisioning accounting rules, in the hope of preserving capital and the economy. Nonetheless, a sharp rise in bad loans is almost inevitable. By Justin Pugsley.

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