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Philippine banks squeezed as Covid-19 ravages economy

Weak credit growth and rising non-performing loans among concerns, as authorities struggle to get virus under control.

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Czech central bank governor prepares for interest rate hikes

Jiri Rusnok on a difficult past year and balancing the country’s obligation to join the eurozone with its traditionally eurosceptic politics.

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How resilient is the financial system to natural disasters?

The Covid-19 crisis has reinforced the need to evaluate and address highly disruptive environmental-related events.

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Intesa Sanpaolo recycles innovation

Italian bank’s innovation strategy aims to improve processes and the client experience, says Paola Papanicolaou.

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UK banking vacancies surge in May

IT and compliance roles are in demand, as banks digitalise operations and grapple with the post-Brexit regulatory landscape.

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How fintechs help SMEs to grow in exchange for data

Fintech providers are using API-based data exchanges to build products specifically focused on the needs of small businesses.

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Minority-owned investment banks increase share in US corporate bond markets

Minority-, women- and veteran-owned firms are playing a more prominent role in corporate bond issuance. But will it prove to be a long-term shift? 

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What impact will the G7 tax deal have on banks?

The proposal for a minimum global corporate tax targets the tech giants, but also has implications for banks.

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Bankers must pass the Carney test

Working together is key to turning banking green.

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Banks are becoming bitcoin banks whether they like it or not

Banks are facing a revolutionary undertow that is dragging them towards a decentralised financial future.

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Exports surge bolsters South Korean banks

As growth rebounds, central bank may look at raising rates which could boost bank profits, but add to household debt risks.

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Sustainability reporting and trust in banks

The IFRS Foundation trustees are redefining sustainability reporting, with a focus on ‘enterprise value’ and ‘investor perspective’. Is this enough?

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Are banks ready for their green stress tests?

The ECB and the Bank of England’s first green stress tests may not yield meaningful results.

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Currency concerns could derail Scotland’s independence bid

As Scotland inches closer to independence, it’s worth examining the immediate fiscal and monetary hurdles the fledgling country would face. 


Qatar’s banking sector stands strong in face of pandemic

The Gulf country was well positioned for difficult economic conditions when Covid-19 hit.


Asian Islamic finance plugs into fintech future

Asia’s Muslim population is held back by the lack of faith-based financial services.


Sustainable ABS: as easy as ABC?

Green and social securitisation transactions are starting to break through. Is this market on the cusp of taking off?

Finance Unlocked helps banks reimagine L&D

Henry White, co-founder, Finance Unlocked, an edtech platform used by banks, asset managers and law firms, on the development challenges banks face and what they should look for when updating their learning and development platform.

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Rebounding economy boosts scaled-down Australian banks

The country’s leading banks have endured a tricky period following a series of misconduct cases.

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FRTB: a silver lining?

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book has proved monumentally difficult to implement, but there could be a positive consequence around the management of data. 

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