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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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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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