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FCA takes Brexit opportunity to rethink rules

December 2, 2019

UK regulators see Brexit as an opportunity to review the country’s regulatory regime and shift the focus to an outcomes-based approach. 

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NPLs cast a shadow over Bangladesh's boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh’s phenomenal economic growth is obscuring the fact that parts of its banking sector are suffering with persistent NPLs.

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Bangladesh feels the strain of economic boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh's economy is growing fast but its cities face huge air pollution challenges, and the country’s weak infrastructure is buckling under the strain of this economic growth. 

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Uncertainty: the only certainty for 2020

December 2, 2019

Uncertainty continued to plague the world economy in 2019 and there is not much optimism among economists that it will fare much better in 2020. 

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Asia-Pacific's uneven Basel III mix

December 1, 2019

The Basel III rules on capital are supposed to ensure stronger banking – but in Asia's less developed markets, meeting the requirements is creating challenges. 

How uneven regulation and financial innovation fuel tax abuse

November 1, 2019

Aggressive tax planning costs governments billions of dollars a year, not helped by an uneven regulatory playing field.

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Al Rajhi CEO looks to continue diversification drive

November 1, 2019

Al Rajhi CEO Stefano Bertamini talks about growth areas at the bank, including high take-up of its mobile app.

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Canadian banks shore up defences against global headwinds

November 1, 2019

Faced with an increase in geopolitical and economic threats, Canada's banks are ramping up activity in loan-loss provisions and wealth management. 

ESMA drops foreign exchange bombshell

November 1, 2019

EU authorities are mulling bringing spot FX trading under the market abuse regime, in what would be a major change for the world’s largest market. 

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Can virtual banks disrupt the Asia-Pacific market?

October 1, 2019

Countries across Asia are licensing virtual banks, which operate solely online and without a physical presence. How much headway can these potential disruptors really make in more mature markets? 

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