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Asia’s banks slammed by regulatory fines

Banks in Asia received a record number of regulatory fines this year. What’s behind the rise?

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Top US firms fail 'social' ESG metrics, according to study

Intel, Apple, Merck and Costco make ‘low positive impact’ in terms of regions they are based, according to Harvard Business School.

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Nigeria’s banks grapple with Covid-19 and oil price slump

Lenders' profitability set to weaken on the back of higher impairments and lower net interest margins.

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In saving the planet, banks can save themselves

Trade finance, not just project finance, must act to preserve valuable ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest.

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‘There's a letter missing in ESG’

In the US, ESG is viewed as something that ‘nice people do', complains Calpers’ Anne Simpson.

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Belgian banks plot platform to share anti-money laundering data

Lenders seek secure system to share info about shadowy entities behind dirty money deals.

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TSB bets the bank on the cloud

The chief operating officer of the UK retail bank on the benefits of cloud-based infrastructure. 

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Clients want a better deal in exchange for their data

The future for successful banks, we keep being told, is better data. But to get more of it, banks need to do a deal with their customers.

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Emerging markets key for HSBC sustainability chief

Daniel Klier, global head of sustainable finance, argues emerging markets will be the key battleground for sustainability issues.

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Higher capital buffers give banks more flexibility to recover collateral

Banks entered Covid-19 crisis better capitalised than during the global financial crisis which should help them handle a surge in NPLs.

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Pandemic and political upheaval weigh on Peruvian banks

Bad loans expected to show up on banks' balance sheets in 2021, according to S&P Global.

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Colombia’s financial services industry thrives despite domestic tumult

South American country has seen rise in interest from foreign lenders amid a challenging environment.

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Stewart Kelly, CEO of business intelligence firm Ground Truth Intelligence, on the factors driving change in the corporate intelligence space.

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Covid-19 interrupts decade-long transaction banking revenue growth

Transaction banking revenues forecast to take a hit in 2020 before finding path to recovery. 

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Central bank digital currencies could transform banking

Commercial banks should keep an eye on the development of central bank digital currencies: they could have a profound impact on the financial system and on banking business models.

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