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The risks of getting green finance wrong

December 3, 2019

As the UN Climate Conference takes place in Madrid, policy-makers are busy coming up with anti-climate change proposals. However, writes Brian Caplen, not all of them are good. 

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Tackling money laundering in trade

December 2, 2019

Regulators are increasingly interested in trade-based money laundering and banks are feeling the pressure to stem the flow of illicit funds. 

Bank of the Year Awards 2019

The Banker's Bank of the Year Awards 2019

November 29, 2019

Entries to The Banker’s Bank of the Year awards 2019 show an industry that is thriving amid adversity. 

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Will new president bring positive change for Bolivia’s banks?

December 2, 2019

Bolivia’s political upheaval means changes ahead for the country’s banking sector, which will be hoping for a review of its high taxes. 

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Bangladesh feels the strain of economic boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh's economy is growing fast but its cities face huge air pollution challenges, and the country’s weak infrastructure is buckling under the strain of this economic growth. 

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Uncertainty: the only certainty for 2020

December 2, 2019

Uncertainty continued to plague the world economy in 2019 and there is not much optimism among economists that it will fare much better in 2020. 

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Ecobank CEO looks to a more connected Africa

December 2, 2019

Ecobank’s group CEO, Ade Ayeyemi, talks to The Banker about his priorities, which include climate change initiatives and digital developments.

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Verallia pulls off clear success with long-desired IPO

December 2, 2019

Benefiting from growing consumer demand to move away from plastics, French glass maker Verallia has achieved the largest French IPO since 2017.

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Deutsche unlocks India's appetite for US dollar high yield

December 2, 2019

Capitalising on regulatory changes that have breathed new life into Indian high-yield markets, Deutsche is leading the way on non-bank financial company issuance. 

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Central bank caution tempers Slovenian bank optimism

December 2, 2019

Slovenia’s central bank is restricting loans, uneasy about an overconfident relaxation of credit standards. 

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Rabobank opens up and adopts agile methods

December 2, 2019

Rabobank’s chief digital transformation officer talks to The Banker about transforming the bank into a fast-moving, agile organisation. 

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Belarus’s modernisation push moves up a gear

December 2, 2019

With its infrastructure being overhauled, a renewed focus on SME lending and mobile banking taking off, Belarus appears to be on an upward spiral. 

Bank of the Year 2019 Highlights

The Banker's editor, Brian Caplen, talks to James King about the Bank of the Year awards 2019, the challenges facing the global banking sector and the impact that digital technology is having on the provision of financial services. Featuring interviews with winners from around the world.

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Israel’s banks hold steady despite political upheaval

December 3, 2019

While there may be high drama in Israel’s politics, recent years have seen a steady performance from its banks. 

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FCA takes Brexit opportunity to rethink rules

UK regulators see Brexit as an opportunity to review the country’s regulatory regime and shift the focus to an outcomes-based approach. However, firms should not expect a major regulatory overhaul. By Justin Pugsley. 

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