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Making Basel III work for developing economies

June 3, 2019

Any rush to implement improved regulatory standards must take into account the particular needs of developing markets, write Liliana Rojas-Suarez and Thorsten Beck of the Center for Global Development’s task force.

Banks disappointed as MAR review looks to be delayed

June 3, 2019

The EU’s Market Abuse Regulation is over two years old and the industry thinks certain aspects of it need to be adjusted to make it work better. But they may have to be patient.

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How green is your bank? Defining sustainable finance

June 3, 2019

The banking industry is waking up to the importance of meeting environmental standards, but progress will be limited until universal definitions and standards can be agreed. 

How central banks connect with the community

May 1, 2019

Central bankers must improve communications with the public if they are to combat charges of elitism, Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, tells The Banker.

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Erdogan looks to banks as Turkey teeters into recession

May 1, 2019

With Turkey's economy in a downturn, the interventionist Erdogan government is keen for state and private banks to provide cheaper credit. 

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Are mergers back in favour in the US?

May 1, 2019

The merger of US mid-sized banks BB&T and SunTrust resulted in an entity of impressive scale and profitability, but will similar sized US banks be rushing to emulate the deal?

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Tanzania's banking sector returns to stability

May 1, 2019

Poor lending policies and over-exposure to a faltering real estate sector have seen Tanzania's banks experience an uncomfortable past few years. However, they have since managed to correct this situation.

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Will digital banks disrupt South Africa's big five?

May 1, 2019

A quintet of big banks dominate South Africa's banking scene, but this could change as the arrival of several low-cost digital banks triggers competition. 

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Saudi banks prosper as country transitions away from oil

May 1, 2019

Saudi Arabia's banks are getting prepared for the transition to a less oil-dependent economy. 

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Sustainability must be banks' new priority

May 1, 2019

Climate risks are real and mounting, and it is crucial for the financial community to act together in backing a more sustainable, circular economy, says Emma Navarro of the European Investment Bank. 

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