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Philippine banks look to home-grown growth

October 1, 2019

The Philippines is seeking overseas investment, but its young population is giving local lenders plenty of opportunities for expansion.

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Can Asia achieve its green finance aspirations?

October 1, 2019

Interest in green financing is picking up in Asia. Even so, there is plenty of work to be done if the region is to fulfil its ambitions in the sector. 

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Will changes at the top bring new flavours to the World Bank and IMF?

October 1, 2019

With a new president at the World Bank – one associated with the Trump administration – and a pending new face at the IMF, what direction will the two institutions take?

Is Basel IV in danger of unravelling?

September 23, 2019

A changing economic environment and populist pressures are potentially threatening the faithful implementation of Basel IV across the world. 

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Kosovo’s youthful banks offers fledgling nation stability

September 2, 2019

In the more than 10 years since the country declared its independence, Kosovo's banks have performed admirably in often-difficult conditions. 

UK ‘living will’ disclosure requirements troubling banks

September 2, 2019

Under the UK’s resolution framework, banks will have to disclose a substantial part of their planning to the public – which is causing them considerable concern. 

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Zambian banks rethink traditional route to growth

September 2, 2019

Reforms and a large unbanked rural population are behind new strategies at Zambia’s otherwise stable banks. 

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Will Zambia resort to IMF deal?

September 2, 2019

Zambia is beset with problems stemming from the commodities price drop, the effects of a severe drought and rampant public spending. But is an IMF loan the solution? 

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Azerbaijan's banks emerge from the dark

September 2, 2019

A troublesome few years have hit Azerbaijan's banking sector hard but now its banks are emerging in better shape. Peter McGill assesses the challenges they are facing.

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PSD2: what next?

September 2, 2019

The European payments industry is coming to the end of the Payment Services Directive 2 implementation – or is it? 

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