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Asia’s tax issues come into sharp focus

July 21, 2021

Tax hikes may be a speedy route to economic recovery in the Asean region.

Sunak signals new era for the City of London

July 12, 2021

The UK looks set to tread an increasingly independent path on financial services, veering more towards the US and emerging markets. Hopes of gaining equivalence from the EU on financial services are fading. 

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Can UK banks adopt a Morgan Stanley-style approach to returning to work?

July 7, 2021

The US investment bank is looking to bar non-vaccinated staff from its New York offices, allowing it to remove remaining restrictions.

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Are Italy’s NPL woes set to return?

July 2, 2021

A government-backed securitisation scheme has helped turn Italian banks’ balance sheets around. But as Covid-19 support measures ease, bad loans are expected to rise.

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Lessons for banks from subprime lender Amigo’s woes

July 1, 2021

A UK high court decision means that if a bank wants to bind customers into a compensation scheme, it needs to consider what is a ‘fair level’ of compensation.

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Economic rethink needed to boost China’s growth

June 29, 2021

China needs to change more than its two-child policy if it is to revive its former stellar performance.

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China’s banks build for a new future

June 29, 2021

China’s banks have proved irrepressible during the pandemic because of their robust structure and the country's rapid response to the economic impact of Covid-19.

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The rise of LGBT+ banks

June 28, 2021

A new type of challenger bank, which is developing innovative financial products to better serve the LGBT+ community, is gaining ground across the globe. 

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Basel Committee outlines tough stance on cryptocurrencies

June 25, 2021

Global regulator proposes high risk-weight for bitcoin and ethereum, in contrast to reserve-backed cryptoassets such as stablecoins.

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Ecuador’s new president pledges bold reform agenda

June 25, 2021

Guillermo Lasso discusses his plans for Ecuador’s battered economy.

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