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China’s slowdown: don’t blame Trump

February 12, 2019

A massive contraction in shadow banking is the reason for slower growth in China, not the developing trade war with the US. Regulators everywhere should take note, writes Brian Caplen.

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BNP Paribas makes PIL easy to swallow for Thames Water

February 1, 2019

UK utility company Thames Water chose BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking to steer its positive incentive loan, the first such loan awarded to a UK business. By Edward Russell-Walling

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AIIB president makes global engagement a priority

February 1, 2019

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president Jin Liqun talks to Adrienne Klasa about the importance of the institution’s collaborative role with other global players.

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Bolsonaro keeps observers guessing on Brazil's trade direction

February 1, 2019

Brazil’s new government wants to open up the country's economy and increase trade with the rest of the world. But beyond the campaign rhetoric, the US-China trade war is making it hard to second guess how achievable those goals will be. Thierry Ogier reports.

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Is innovation a double-edged sword for capital markets teams?

February 1, 2019

Technology has become part of banks’ DNA, but some areas have more resistant to change than others. How will new apps and tech advancements under way at capital markets desks affect the way banks do business? Kat Van Hoof investigates.

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UAE banks feel the benefit of experience

February 1, 2019

From their enviably stable position, the UAE’s banks are in a strong position to face anything 2019 can throw at them, even the market turbulence caused by impending mergers and rising interest rates. James King reports.

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Australian central banker focuses on the home front

January 11, 2019

Guy Debelle, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, talks to Kimberley Long about the Australian property market and the growing strength of Asian banks in the country.

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Barclays banking head sets his sights on European growth

January 18, 2019

Reid Marsh, Barclays’ head of banking for Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, tells Kat Van Hoof about his ambitious growth targets and where he sees business opportunities for the year ahead.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2019

January 22, 2019

Chinese banks, spearheaded by ICBC, continue to expand their brand power, steadily pushing the US and European banks out of the top spots. 

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All eyes on Indonesia as Asia's banks look to strike

February 1, 2019

Indonesia’s banks are in a strong position, enjoying the steady GDP growth and high levels of liquidity. Despite some potential hurdles, international banks are including the country in their expansion plans. Kimberley Long reports.

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AI in Africa: a different kind of intelligence

February 1, 2019

AI has still to make its presence felt in Africa's banking sector, but brings with it opportunities to bank the unbanked and engage with the continent's youthful population. However, as Kit Gillet reports, Africa's unique needs mean achieving these goals is not straightforward.

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How has Belarus become a beacon of stability

February 1, 2019

Belarus’s economy is in good shape, but concerns linger over the high level of non-performing loans and the dominant role of the state in the banking sector. Michael Imeson reports.

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The Banker's editor, Brian Caplen, and deputy editor, Joy Macknight, discuss ICBC's ongoing reign as the world's most valuable banking brand, as well as the results for US and European brands.

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Venezuelan banking sector crumbles

February 7, 2019

Hyperinflation, rampant poverty and a dramatically shrinking economy are plaguing Venezuela, once one of the most prosperous nations in Latin America. While official figures are scarce and often unreliable, the data that is out there paints a bleak picture for the future of the oil-rich nation’s banks, Kat Van Hoof finds.

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Banks bag some concessions on Basel trading book

The finalised version of the Basel Committee’s market risk capital framework reveals some important wins for the banks, but they certainly did not get it all their own way. By Justin Pugsley.

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