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Vietnam's banking system still fragile amid post-Covid recovery

January 27, 2021

South-east Asian country organised a robust response to the pandemic, but concerns remain about its economy.

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ECB’s push on cross-border bank mergers faces hurdles

January 22, 2021

Lack of a fully fungible capital and liquidity regime may limit large-scale mergers between eurozone countries.

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Will there be a post-Brexit fintech boom?

January 21, 2021

The UK’s departure from the EU has created uncertainty. But the picture around fintech is more nuanced.

Lael Brainard

Fed governor: regulators must stay on top of AI risks

January 20, 2021

Use of complex machine learning models holds pitfalls as well as opportunities, says Lael Brainard.

City and Brexit

Tussle to take London’s financial services’ crown heats up

January 19, 2021

Following Brexit, London is being replaced by specialist EU financial hubs rather than single city.

BoE

BoE official revives negative rate speculation

January 18, 2021

No evidence that below-zero rates have reduced bank profits overall, says external MPC member Silvana Tenreyro.

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New US whistleblower reward scheme bolsters AML fight

January 14, 2021

Programme encourages whistleblowers from anywhere in the world to provide info about money laundering to relevant authorities.

Moscow skyline

Has Russian banking moved beyond ‘boom and bust’ cycles?

January 12, 2021

Big bank failures because of Covid-19 look unlikely as a result of sweeping regulatory reforms.

Liberbank

Consolidation in Spain: Unicaja-Liberbank tie-up adds to trend

January 11, 2021

Merger set to create Spain’s fifth largest bank and follows approval of union between Bankia and CaixaBank.

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UK faces tough battle for EU equivalence on financial services

January 8, 2021

With Brexit complete, UK negotiators are now striving to reclaim access to EU financial markets.

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