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Brexit damage is done

January 15, 2019

Jobs and assets that move out of the UK due to Brexit are not coming back. But banks can learn management lessons from the prime minister’s mistakes, writes Brian Caplen.

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IPO proves the right medicine for MedinCell

January 2, 2019

When France's MedinCell needed funding to progress with the launch of a newly developed drug, it decided the time was right for a long-planned IPO. David Wigan reports.

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Barclays’ innovation team rises to the fintech challenge

January 2, 2019

Kirsty Rutter, chief innovation officer at Barclays UK, describes to Joy Macknight how the bank is using its fintech platform, Rise, to find the right start-ups with which to partner to deliver value to its business lines. 

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Is cash still relevant?

January 2, 2019

The case for cash is being eroded by innovations in payments and wholly digital business models, yet physical banknotes and coins persist. Is there a future for physical monetary exchange? Joy Macknight investigates.

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Rogério Zandamela: Restructuring Mozambique for a post-debt crisis revival

January 2, 2019

Rogério Zandamela, a former senior IMF official and now the governor of Mozambique’s central bank, talks to Peter Wise about repairing the damage inflicted by the country's debt crisis, upgrading its banking regulation and the prospects for an economy about to tap huge natural gas resources.

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Herman van Rompuy: Keeping it together for the sake of the EU

January 2, 2019

The EU is riven by internal discord, driven by nationalism and social discontent in member states, and squeezed by external pressures such as the US' actions and associated trade wars. Former European Council president Herman van Rompuy makes a plea for unity. 

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Do bumps in the road lie ahead for Canada's banks?

January 2, 2019

Canada's banks have enjoyed a profitable few years, but are now faced with issues such as the US-China trade war, a dip in the mortgage markets, and a new counter-terrorism act coming into force. Lucien Chauvin assesses the likely impact of these events.

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Why has ESG investment blossomed?

January 2, 2019

Environmental, social and governance-focused investing has ballooned in recent years as companies realise ignoring social impact carries both financial and reputational risk. Not only that, but accessible products, such as exchange-traded funds, make the sustainable route increasingly appealing. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Finance Minister of the Year 2019

January 2, 2019

The Banker's Finance Minister of the Year 2019 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

Central Banker of the Year 2019

Central Banker of the Year 2019

January 2, 2019

The Banker's Central Banker of the Year 2019 awards celebrate the officials that have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy. 

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Citi BCMA head wants to win trust and wallet share

January 2, 2019

Citi's head of EMEA investment banking, Phil Drury, talks to Kat Van Hoof about the new EMEA banking, capital markets and advisory unit and its plans to rank first for share of wallet.

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Top 300 Asia-Pacific Banks 2019: China holds strong while Indian reforms hits hard

January 2, 2019

China's banks affirm their strength in the The Banker’s Top 300 Asia-Pacific Banks ranking, while India is making moves in the wrong direction. Kimberley Long reports.

Tech Talk: interview with David Sikora, ALTR

David Sikora, CEO, ALTR, which has developed a security-focused blockchain technology called ALTRchain, talks to Joy Macknight about the greatest cybersecurity risk to banks and how the start-up is re-inventing the data-security model with blockchain.

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Italian job unfinished, but progress is being made

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Italy’s banks have done well to reduce exposure to NPLs in recent years, but there remains much work to be done. Katrien Van Hoof reports.

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Why cognitive technologies are a double-edged sword 

Cognitive technologies could provide banks with new efficiencies, capabilities and innovations. But they could also cause a future crisis if not properly controlled. By Justin Pugsley.

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