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The shifts in female representation on bank boards

May 5, 2021

Legislation has spurred female representation on bank boards in a number of developed countries but others still lag behind.

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Can India’s economy withstand the Covid-19 surge?

May 4, 2021

As India grapples with a brutal second wave of Covid-19, its economy is holding up. 

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US bank M&A surges as tech investment drives deals

April 30, 2021

As the country exits the pandemic, institutions are looking to cut costs and scale up to invest in digital services.

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Ensuring the long-term future of embedded finance

April 29, 2021

The Wirecard scandal highlights issues with embedded finance that regulators need to address.

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Risks from ‘bad bots’ rising for banks

April 28, 2021

Almost one fifth of all traffic on financial services websites last year was by bad bots, according to study.


UK leads Europe in exploring the use of CBDCs

April 27, 2021

The UK ranks fifth in the world in efforts to establish a central bank digital currency, according to PwC.

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Saudi banks buy into country's plans for change

April 26, 2021

With a new open banking initiative planned, Saudi institutions are ramping up their digital offerings.

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Financing the Covid-19 vaccine in emerging Asia

April 26, 2021

Ensuring Asia’s population has access to Covid-19 vaccines has required the public and private sector to step up with financial support.

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Central Asia pushes for greater energy diversity

April 23, 2021

Central Asia’s dependence on oil and gas is being challenged so the region is turning towards renewable projects to bridge the gap.

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South African banks’ loan books merit scrutiny amid Covid crisis

April 21, 2021

Loan portfolios have been skewed towards unsecured lending over the last decade.

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