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Climate change set to drive further bank model transformation

Technological, political and regulatory shifts led by environmental concerns could force banks to overhaul their operations.


Sustainable finance set to hit $3tn in 2021

Record first-quarter volumes confirm trend for sustainable bonds and loans.

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Financing floating solar

Don’t let the opportunity for floating solar energy drift by.

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Deals of the Year 2021 – Asia-Pacific

The Banker reviews the Asia-Pacific region’s best deals of the past year.


Sanctions wave intensifies compliance headaches

Banks must spend more to ensure compliance as the number and complexity of financial sanctions increases.

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The future of banks will be more about trust than finance

It’s obvious that banks are the natural home of billions of data points we aggregate throughout our lives.

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UK regulators looking to make ‘quick fixes’ to MiFID II

Authorities have launched a consultation on the treatment of investment research and reporting requirements.

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Saxo Bank Group crowned best-performing Nordic bank

The Banker’s 2021 Nordic Banks ranking highlights impressive results across the region. 

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The secrets behind successful bank mergers

What should executives focus on to navigate the ‘perfect storm’ of M&A opportunities?

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The shifts in female representation on bank boards

Legislation has spurred female representation on bank boards in a number of developed countries but others still lag behind.

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Can India’s economy withstand the Covid-19 surge?

As India grapples with a brutal second wave of Covid-19, its economy is holding up. 

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When Wall Street meets crypto

Cryptocurrency is undoubtedly going to be part of the future of finance, though how big a part remains to be seen.

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Portugal's banking sector ready for the next chapter

Portugal is primed to take on the challenges of recovering from its recession, having learned lessons from past crises.

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M&A expected in Bulgaria's banking sector

Bulgaria's banks look strong and stable as the country moves towards adopting the euro, but the sector still requires consolidation.

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GLML: a new standard for digitising primary markets

Momentum is building behind a new taxonomy standard to automate data flow in debt capital markets.

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Financing the Covid-19 vaccine in emerging Asia

Ensuring Asia’s population has access to Covid-19 vaccines has required the public and private sector to step up with financial support.

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Central Asia pushes for greater energy diversity

Central Asia’s dependence on oil and gas is being challenged so the region is turning towards renewable projects to bridge the gap.

The next generation of correspondent banking CH 1/3

Marc Recker, global head of product, institutional cash management at Deutsche Bank and Saskia Devolder, managing director, head of Western and Central Europe at SWIFT, talk to James King about the implications of ISO 20022 migration for the global payments industry.

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Can Canada’s banks build on their strong start to the year?

The country’s banks have performed well in the first three months of the fiscal year, but questions remain over whether this can be maintained. 

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Radical regulatory reforms not open to UK

Just how radical can the UK be in terms of re-writing its post-Brexit financial regulatory framework? Not much, it appears. 

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