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Australia in the hot seat for money-laundering failures

Politicians are coming under fire for the country’s lax approach to fighting the financing of crime. 

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Reassessing how Africa trades

A new trade deal for Africa is needed to boost the continent’s economic performance and reduce poverty. 

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KfW spearheads digitalisation in securities issuance

The German development bank issued a pioneering electronic bond transaction with the help of Clearstream, who carried out the transaction on its D7 digital post-trade platform. 

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Fintech Fortnightly – May 31, 2023

Every fortnight, The Banker will showcase the interesting insights from the world of ‘fintech’ that caught our eye.

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PRA raises the bar on model risk management

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority has published detailed principles for banks to follow on managing their model risk.

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Qatar’s growth set to ease after strong World Cup year

While the impact of higher gas prices is set to ease in the short term, expansion of the North Field LNG project will underpin economic growth in the coming years.

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Zeroing in on the social dimension

The ‘S’ in ESG is receiving much more attention from regulators, investors and companies alike. But all are grappling with the numerous challenges to measuring and quantifying social impact.


EBRD expands remit to sub-Saharan Africa, but Ukraine still “top priority”

Rebuilding Ukraine, Uzbekistan’s gradual opening up and sub-Saharan Africa dominated the agenda at this year’s EBRD meeting in Samarkand.

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Is the ‘deposit glut’ a root cause of recent bank failures?

Rising wealth inequality and booming corporate savings fuelled a ‘deposit glut’, increasing bank fragility; Silicon Valley Bank was the first victim.

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Bolivia’s economic model called into question

A dollar shortage and falling international reserves are highlighting the limits of a very heterodox economic model. 

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JPMorgan leads the pack in EMEA leveraged finance

Direct lending, refinancing and quality placements are keeping busy the bank’s leveraged finance team, which recently took on six new underwrites. 

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UK regulator proposals aim at equity market boost

The FCA has set out plans for a revival of the country’s equity capital markets post-Brexit. 

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The Banker’s Top 30 Nordic Banks 2023

Norwegian banks dominate several best-performing categories, while two Swedish banks have different stories to tell in this year’s top Nordic bank rankings.

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How does UBS’s takeover of Credit Suisse stack up financially?

The first quarter results for both banks are in, but the value of what UBS has acquired remains to be seen. 

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Higher gender pay gap in fintech driven by lack of transparency

UK fintechs work at the cutting edge of technology, so why are they less innovative when it comes to equal pay and gender diversity? 

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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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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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Check out the latest analysis, features and commentary on the recent turmoil in the global banking industry, including the collapse of SVB and rescue of Credit Suisse and First Republic.

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US banking M&A plummeted in 2022

Globally, M&A deals dropped 19.6% year-on-year in 2022. All regions, except for the Middle East and Africa, saw a year-on-year decline.

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Tighter supervision for US regionals almost inevitable

Following the turmoil of recent months, a consensus seems to be building around tighter supervision of large regional banks in the US. 

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