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Uncertainty: the only certainty for 2020

December 2, 2019

Uncertainty continued to plague the world economy in 2019 and there is not much optimism among economists that it will fare much better in 2020. 

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Asia-Pacific's uneven Basel III mix

December 1, 2019

The Basel III rules on capital are supposed to ensure stronger banking – but in Asia's less developed markets, meeting the requirements is creating challenges. 

How uneven regulation and financial innovation fuel tax abuse

November 1, 2019

Aggressive tax planning costs governments billions of dollars a year, not helped by an uneven regulatory playing field.

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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?

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