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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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Korea economy

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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Cyprus’s banks keep calm and carry on

February 23, 2022

The country’s banking sector has shown strength and resilience by offloading problem assets during the pandemic and maintaining improved compliance and regulatory standards.

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Bahrain's banks rebuild after Covid contraction

February 22, 2022

After being hit hard in the early days of the pandemic, Bahraini lenders are cautiously optimistic about growth prospects for 2022.

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Markets will need to rethink high valuations

February 15, 2022

The CEO of VTB Capital Investments talks to Burhan Khadbai about the macroeconomic landscape, the rise of retail investing in Russia and the asset manager’s ambitions to get involved in the growing cryptocurrency market.

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Cyprus looks to life beyond Covid

February 14, 2022

Cyprus’s finance minister talks to The Banker about how the country’s economy has coped during the pandemic and the recovery ahead. 

Mishcon de Reya

Supply chain risks and ESG compliance

February 11, 2022

The introduction of a compliance-related approach to financial crime enforcement, where liability may be triggered by actions far down a supply chain, will likely be applied to ESG concerns too.

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