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Are US banks' glory days under threat?

May 1, 2019

Under the current Republican leadership, US banks have enjoyed some deregulation – but will the Democratic Party pose a threat to this?

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Digital shake-up alters Thailand's banking landscape

April 1, 2019

Digitalisation is shaking up Thailand’s banking landscape, leading to branch closures and a wider gap opening between the 'big five' lenders and the rest. 

Will leveraged corporate loans trigger the next crisis?

April 1, 2019

The leveraged loan market is to be investigated by the Financial Stability Board in case it poses a systemic risk to the global financial system. 

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Buoyant Egyptian banks target SMEs and unbanked in growth push

April 1, 2019

Egypt's banks enjoy good capital adequacy levels and low loan default rates. Many are eyeing the small business sector and an underbanked populace.

Why data must be taxed

April 1, 2019

The collection of data is too important to the global economy to go untaxed, writes Emmanuelle Deglaire of EDHEC Business School.

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Afghanistan’s banking sector strives for stability

April 1, 2019

Afghanistan's banks face security issues, corruption problems and political instability. Can they rise to the challenge of rebuilding in such an environment? 

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The secret behind Sweden's success

March 1, 2019

Sweden's banks are often the envy of Europe, but the Riksbank warns of some vulnerability to volatility. The Banker assesses if these concerns are valid.

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What are Latin America's prospects for 2019?

March 1, 2019

The Banker asked a group of economists to share their views on Latin America’s prospects in 2019, as new administrations promise change, Argentina deals with austerity and US-China trade tensions threaten to hit exporters. Silvia Pavoni reports.

IIF: regulatory fragmentation ‘risks tearing markets apart’

March 1, 2019

The Institute of International Finance has sounded a warning for the G20 to urgently address the trend towards diverging regulatory standards, which it says could have dire consequences for the real economy. By Justin Pugsley.

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Status report: MiFID II, one year in

March 1, 2019

One year since MiFID II came into force, it has become clearer where some of the chips will fall. Meanwhile, the market has its hands full with some of the short-term fallout, as Kat Van Hoof describes.

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