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Making capital flow downhill

October 12, 2018

Money flows around the world like never before, but, asks Brian Caplen, is it promoting development?

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Mozambique's banks swim against the tide

October 1, 2018

Banks in Mozambique are finding ways to thrive amid a period of low economic growth. Peter Wise looks at how they are remaining profitable in such an environment.

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HSBC facilitates £1bn EIB Sonia issue as Libor fades

October 1, 2018

As the transition from Libor to Sonia begins, HSBC’s debt capital markets team has found itself with a key role to play. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Can the derivatives industry avoid a Brexit deathtrap?

October 1, 2018

With only six months to go until the UK formally leaves the EU, derivatives experts are crying out for clarity on how London’s status as a financial centre will be affected. Jason Mitchell investigates.

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Asian shuffle: Relinking the Chinese supply chain

October 1, 2018

As China turns from being the home of mass-produced goods to consumer market, manufacturers are moving production to its Asian neighbours. Kimberley Long reports on their progress.  

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Transaction Banking Awards 2018

October 1, 2018

This year’s submissions for The Banker’s Transaction Banking Awards 2018 demonstrate how technology is being adopted on an international scale. 

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Is China’s finance bankrolling development – or debt?

October 1, 2018

China has become a major development financier to emerging markets via projects such as the Belt and Road Initiative. But some borrowers see unequal benefits in the deals, while the US is concerned by China’s growing influence. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Top 100 Arab Banks: FAB dominates in a transitional year

October 1, 2018

First Abu Dhabi Bank, formed by the merger between the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank, has made history as the first Emirati bank to top The Banker’s Top 100 Arab Banks ranking. Elsewhere, Morocco and Lebanon continue to impress. James King reports.

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Why open banking is the only way for ANZ

October 1, 2018

ANZ’s banking services business domain lead, Nigel Dobson, talks to Joy Macknight about how open banking will foster digital transformation, and where blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies fit in.

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Swift chief looks to APIs after gpi success

October 1, 2018

Swift's chief executive, Gottfried Leibbrandt, talks to Brian Caplen about the success of its global payments initiative and how application programming interfaces are a crucial part of web 3.0.

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A new age of Latin American trade financing dawns

October 1, 2018

Geopolitics and technology are exerting a disruptive influence on trade finance. Latin America is not immune to the consequences – or the benefits. Lucien Chauvin reports.

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Kenyan neighbours spy opportunity in a liberalised Ethiopia

October 1, 2018

With the recent election of reformist prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, Ethiopia’s economy is set to liberalise after 27 years of state monopoly, opening up one of Africa’s fastest growing and underbanked markets to foreign investors. Charles Wachira reports.

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The Banker's editor Brian Caplen talks to Janet Henry, global chief economist, HSBC about how US dollar rate rises and slower growth in China threaten emerging markets.

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Brazilian banks’ rollercoaster ride

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Brazil’s banks have been buffeted by political and economic headwinds for years, and stability is unlikely to return soon with a hotly contested election in the offing.

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Bankers fret over part two of EU securities lending rules

Bankers are becoming increasingly anxious over the second stage of the EU’s securities financing transaction regulation, which involves greater granularity of reporting around securities lending. By Justin Pugsley.

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