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Sweden’s digital revolution driving financial services investment

The Nordic country’s efforts to become a cashless society has encouraged foreign investment.

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Morgan Stanley rides growing Asian ECM wave

As Asia-Pacific ECM issuance has soared, the US investment bank has been at the forefront.

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The role of banks in preventing APP fraud

Incidence of authorised push payment fraud, when criminals deceive people to send payment to an account they control, is soaring.

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The numbers behind global AML trends

More jurisdictions around the world are levying punishing fines for money laundering breaches, but criminals are always innovating to avoid controls.

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The future of UK fintech

In light of the Kalifa Review, leading voices from the country’s fintech sector discuss the future of the industry.

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US agencies probe banks over artificial intelligence risks

Federal regulators seeking details about how tech is employed in fraud prevention and credit underwriting.

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Does the regulatory framework support banks’ cloud push?

Cloud services rely on shared infrastructure, creating tension between banks and service providers.

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Goldman Sachs to open Birmingham, UK office

US investment bank plans to employ hundreds of people at its largest UK office outside London.

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What should a board consider when shopping for a new leader?

Getting the right CEO to lead a bank through the next era of digital transformation is a daunting task for any board.

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JPMorgan ECM head expects bumper year of IPO activity

Achintya Mangla argues all key metrics point to an active 2021 for equity raising.

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AIIB responds to Asia’s changing priorities

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president Jin Liqun on how the pandemic has exposed weaknesses in many economies. 

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Credit policies amid Brazil’s worsening Covid-19 crisis

As the country grapples with a soaring death toll, emergency measures have tackled credit scarcity in different ways.

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Egypt’s banking industry stays the course

Despite a difficult operating environment, Egypt’s banks have shown resilience.

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How to build relationships in a digital world

Transaction banking is known for deep and long-lasting relationships. How has an industry based on in-person meetings adapted to a virtual environment?

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London looks to the future

Despite ongoing friction with the EU, there is hope the City can move in a new direction as a financial centre.

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Inflation risks loom over financial markets

Concerns about inflation are growing amid fears central banks may be forced to raise rates.

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Kuwait’s banks bruised but unbowed

Banks in Kuwait may have taken a knock from Covid-19 and its related effects, but optimism remains.

London’s post-Brexit future

This year, Amsterdam replaced London as Europe’s largest trading centre. The Banker’s James King and David Robinson look at the opportunities and challenges the UK capital faces as a financial centre outside the EU.

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Return of tourists provides welcome boost to Nepal's banks

Authorities face a delicate balancing act supporting an economy heavily reliant on tourism while keeping Covid-19 under control.

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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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