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All eyes on Indonesia as Asia's banks look to strike

February 1, 2019

Indonesia’s banks are in a strong position, enjoying the steady GDP growth and high levels of liquidity. Despite some potential hurdles, international banks are including the country in their expansion plans. Kimberley Long reports.

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Asia’s stock exchanges find their competitive edge

February 1, 2019

The search for international companies looking to list and the boom in technology companies is making Asian stock exchanges more competitive, as they examine what differentiates them in the eyes of investors. Kimberley Long reports.

Banks bag some concessions on Basel trading book

January 24, 2019

The finalised version of the Basel Committee’s market risk capital framework reveals some important wins for the banks, but they certainly did not get it all their own way. By Justin Pugsley.

How will banks adapt to a post-Ibor landscape?

January 2, 2019

The authorities are determined to wean the financial system off using interbank offered rates. The problem is that the transition is happening painfully slowly and industry may not be ready in time. By Justin Pugsley.

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Australian banking faces Royal Commission watershed

January 2, 2019

Australia’s Royal Commission has brought out into the open a decade’s worth of misconduct in the country’s banking sector. As the industry faces geopolitical pressures and the emergence of challenger banks, Australian banking is set for an overhaul. Kimberley Long reports.

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Stable, solid, but are Germany's banks prepared for coming challenges?

January 2, 2019

Low interest rates and lacklustre profitability could spark consolidation in the German banking sector. Despite these challenges, the system remains well capitalised with low NPLs and the prospect of benefiting from Brexit, as Kit Gillet reports.

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The circular economy: how it transforms finance

January 2, 2019

As countries continue to consume more resources than they replace, is moving to a circular economy the answer? Some companies are already shifting into service provision so they can control sustainability, rather than selling products that end up in landfill. Silvia Pavoni looks at the business argument.

The end of the line for wasteful economic models

January 2, 2019

The world's current patterns of consumption are globally acknowledged to be unsustainable, leading to calls for this linear economic model to be replaced with a 'circular' economy. 

EU benchmarks regulation risks further fragmentation

November 21, 2018

Third-country benchmark administrators are struggling to comply with the EU’s benchmarks regulation, potentially threatening to cut off some EU entities from non-EU financial markets.

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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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