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UK regulators look to hasten Libor’s demise

February 17, 2020

UK regulators have given the industry a sharp reminder that they are not doing enough to transition from Libor to alternative rates, giving the whole project a new sense of urgency. 

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Will CFA franc renaming bring small change to west Africa?

February 10, 2020

The move to rename the CFA franc the 'eco' has been broadly welcomed. But what will the repercussions be throughout west Africa? 

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What is behind Asia’s wave of banking consolidation?

February 7, 2020

Mounting pressures on banks across Asia-Pacific are pushing many towards consolidation. The Banker looks at the factors behind these moves. 

UK quest for divergence hangs over Brexit talks

January 29, 2020

With the UK having left the EU on January 31, one uncertainty has been traded for another: the post-Brexit UK-EU relationship. 

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Private banking takes off in Thailand

January 2, 2020

Thailand’s private banking sector has come out into the open for the first time following changes to banking regulations. The Banker reports on its early progress.

Is the FSOC underestimating risks to US financial stability?

January 2, 2020

Mortgage origination and cyber attacks are among the top concerns of the US Financial Stability Oversight Council but, surprisingly, the rapid growth in collateralised loan obligations is not seen as one of them. 

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Business as usual for Hong Kong?

January 2, 2020

The civil unrest in Hong Kong occupied international headlines for much of 2019, yet there has been little impact on the city’s position as a business hub in Asia. 

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Are Fed latest regulations a change for the better?

January 2, 2020

The Banker recently assembled an expert panel to give their reaction to the US Federal Reserve's latest batch of regulations, issued in late 2019. 

FCA takes Brexit opportunity to rethink rules

December 2, 2019

UK regulators see Brexit as an opportunity to review the country’s regulatory regime and shift the focus to an outcomes-based approach. 

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NPLs cast a shadow over Bangladesh's boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh’s phenomenal economic growth is obscuring the fact that parts of its banking sector are suffering with persistent NPLs.

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