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Rachel Adamson

The never-ending Libor scandal: why a public inquiry is now needed

March 15, 2022

The financial services industry needs to get to the bottom of what went wrong with Libor and Euribor. Were the right people charged and convicted for the offences that took place?

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Spain’s banks bounce back from pandemic

March 15, 2022

The Spanish banking sector has rebounded strongly from the pandemic, posting strong results for 2021. However, uncertainties remain over inflationary pressures and the evolution of interest rates. 

How the Ukraine war could go badly for banks

March 14, 2022

Russia has effectively been ejected from the global economy by the West — a move that will stress its banks and could have frightening unintended consequences.  

Giles Cunningham

The changing face of sharia-compliant retail banking in the UK

March 9, 2022

Al Rayan Bank’s CEO, Giles Cunningham, on the growth prospects for Islamic Finance in the UK, the bank’s pivot towards commercial property and the prospects for sharia-compliant banking in the UK.

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Singapore banks boosted by Citi’s business

March 3, 2022

The acquisition of Citi’s retail operations across several Asian markets will give two of Singapore’s biggest banks additional clout across the region. 

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One-day US securities settlement moves another step closer

March 2, 2022

The SEC has added its support to the move from a T+2 to T+1 settlement cycle in 2024. And while T+0 remains on the table, a wholesale move has been deferred for now. 

UK banks rebound with surge in profits

March 1, 2022

The biggest UK banks reported a significant rise in profits in 2021, as the country’s economy rebounded from the pandemic with a boom in deal-making and mortgage lending. 

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Semiconductors power South Korea’s economic growth

February 28, 2022

South Korea’s economy has bounced back strongly from the pandemic slump, thanks largely to its dominance of the semiconductor space. Yet with a presidential election on the horizon and further interest increases forecast, there is still some uncertainty as to future growth potential.

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Cyprus on track for strong economic recovery

February 28, 2022

The country has recouped the lost growth from the peak of the pandemic and is set for a sustained period of growth.

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South Korea’s banks move from the pandemic to the metaverse

February 24, 2022

South Korea’s banks have managed to hold steady through Covid-19 and are now looking to the future of digital banking. Kimberley Long reports. 

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