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Solved! The productivity mystery

November 20, 2018

The challenges banks face with regulation and legacy IT systems hold lessons for the wider economy, writes Brian Caplen.

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Rescuing Argentina: will the rope snap after IMF bailout?

November 1, 2018

Argentina’s currency crisis has triggered an IMF bailout, which the government believes will spark a recovery. Those who recall the IMF’s last intervention less favourably will be hoping the government is right. 

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Dominican Republic banks reveal taste for consolidation

November 1, 2018

Dominican Republic banks have recovered from 2017's sluggish growth, following central bank action to arrest any downward trend.

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Can Brazil end its economic rollercoaster ride?

November 1, 2018

Brazil has undergone some of the most testing times in its history. The Banker reports from São Paulo on how government reforms are improving the situation for the country's banks.

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PWM/The Banker Private Banking Awards 2018

November 8, 2018

The 10th anniversary of the PWM/The Banker Global Private Banking Awards sees Citi unseat Swiss giant UBS and narrowly pinch the global crown

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Dominican Republic banks reveal taste for consolidation

November 1, 2018

Dominican Republic banks have recovered from 2017's sluggish growth, following central bank action to arrest any downward trend.

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A Russian resolution: are the country's banks back on track?

November 1, 2018

Following crises, poor management and bailouts, is Russia's banking sector on the road to recovery?

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A blockchain boost for Islamic finance

November 1, 2018

A number of Islamic financial institutions are embracing blockchain, viewing it as a sharia-compliant tool that can ease the administrative burdens of sharia certification.

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MKB Bank undergoes core replacement to become digitally fit

November 1, 2018

Replacing a core banking system is not for the faint of heart but Hungary's MKB Bank took on the challenge.

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The Banker's Top Islamic Financial Institutions – 2018

November 1, 2018

Islamic banks are doing well, especially in frontier states, with GCC dominance being challenged by previously underserved regions such as Africa and Asia. 

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The Banker's 2018 Top 200 Latin American Banks ranking: Brazil's biggest retain top spots

November 1, 2018

Shrugging off domestic uncertainties, Brazil's biggest lenders take the first five places in this year's Top 200 Latin American Banks rankings, led by Itaú Unibanco. 

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Greek banks eye a return to normality

November 1, 2018

Greece's banks are likely to remain cautious, even as their lending regime normalises. 

Tech Talk: interview with Hector Ibarra, Global Parametrics

Hector Ibarra, CEO of Global Parametrics, which is building markets for natural disaster risk management in developing markets, talks to Joy Macknight about rethinking traditional approaches to natural disaster risk management and risk modelling in order to unlock new opportunities in developing countries.

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Malaysia’s top five banks in recovery mode

November 13, 2018
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Malaysia’s banks are gradually rebounding, following a few difficult years with plummeting oil prices and a poorly performing currency. Joy Macknight 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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