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Which way will the US Fed jump?

The direction of US Treasury yields will depend on the way that the Fed exits from its ultra-loose monetary policy.

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London remains a key market for SocGen, says its UK head

French bank has big plans for the UK market in key areas such as energy transition and ESG, says Christophe Lattuada.

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Solving the puzzle of climate risk reporting

Understanding a company’s metrics is a daunting task, but it will be central to doing business in the future.

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China’s CBDC rollout gathers momentum

The People’s Bank of China has set up a joint venture with Swift, and has conducted experiments with other central banks.

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Banks look beyond digitisation post-pandemic

The pandemic-induced compression of digitisation has enabled a wealth of possibilities in banking.

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A lesson in adapting from Asian banks

Asian banks have met a range of pandemic-related challenges with notable resilience.

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Custodians on the cusp of crypto acceptance

State Street is the latest in the line of large global custodian banks signalling their foray into the cryptocurrency world.


EIB bond pushes blockchain boundaries

The European Investment Bank’s first digital bond is a milestone in capital markets’ adoption of both distributed ledger technology and central bank digital currencies. 


HSBC leads landmark SLB for Greece’s largest electricity provider

Europe’s first sustainability-linked bond for a high yield issuer will enable Public Power Corporation to accelerate its green energy transition.

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Pandemic won't derail Portugal, says central banker

Portugal’s central bank governor Mário Centeno on the resilience of the country’s economy and the likelihood of bank consolidation.

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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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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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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.

What sets digital leaders apart from the rest?

Despite having clear digital transformation strategies, many banks feel that they haven’t made significant progress. Edeltraud Leibrock, managing partner and leader of Publicis Sapient’s financial services, looks at the main challenges to digital transformation and outlines how current laggards can join the leaders’ table.

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El Salvador’s banks wait for details on bitcoin adoption

As the cryptocurrency is made legal tender, questions remain on regulation and links with the financial system.

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