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Chinese banks’ big tech threat

November 13, 2018

Investors have doubts about Chinese banks’ ability to withstand the competition in a market where tech companies have a solid grip, writes Brian Caplen.

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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 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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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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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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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 Michael Sollitt, LQID

Michael Sollitt, chief innovation officer at LQID, a new challenger bank and social marketplace, talks to Joy Macknight about innovations in small business banking and what the future holds for bank branches.

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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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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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