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EU’s SME support effort requires revision

February 9, 2021

Capital requirement regulations have been extended to infrastructure finance, but need tweaking to be fully effective.


Wild volatility in Gamestop shares attracts regulators

February 8, 2021

Frenzied trading certain stocks has caught the attention of regulators and Janet Yellen.

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Big data’s impact on financial services at a crossroads

February 8, 2021

Push by regulators to force leading tech firms to share data could provide a huge opportunity for other players.

US-China clash

Biden presidency will be defined by Chinese challenge

February 4, 2021

The new US president has a bulging in-tray, but the relationship between Washington and Beijing is the most important.

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Behind the push to make banking more inclusive in MENA

February 4, 2021

The Middle East and north Africa has some of the lowest access to financial services in the world, but work is underway to change this.


Italy's banks brace amid new political upheaval

February 3, 2021

As Mario Draghi seeks to form a new government, the banking system must cope with a deep recession and political turmoil.


Can banks protect themselves against IR35?

February 2, 2021

UK tax legislation designed to tackle disguised employment could impact banks which have long used independent contractors for vital tasks.

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Asia’s rich spur wealth management expansion

February 1, 2021

Asia’s wealth management sector is booming as a new generation of investors comes forward. 

Should central banks become market makers of last resort?

February 1, 2021

Severe dislocation last year led one Bank of England official to ask whether central banks must become market makers of last resort. 

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Turmoil in Belarus takes toll on banks

January 29, 2021

Ongoing protests and heightened risk of political stalemate set to affect profitability and asset quality in the banking sector.

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