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City of London pivots towards new opportunities

February 28, 2021

New opportunities may beckon for the City of London as the UK looks at tweaking its regulatory regime.

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Central bank digital currencies breakthrough in Asia

February 25, 2021

China and Cambodia are rolling out central bank digital currencies, well ahead of other jurisdictions. 

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AI shares the heavy lifting in Libor transition

February 23, 2021

With references to benchmark across thousands of contracts, banks have enlisted artificial intelligence to support transition effort.

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Credit risk tops Rwandan central bank’s priorities

February 22, 2021

The National Bank of Rwanda wants timely and accurate provisioning by lenders to avoid a cliff edge.

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UK banks fret over operational risks related to negative interest rates

February 19, 2021

The threat of below zero rates rates continues to hover over the country’s banking system.

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Nigeria’s central bank clamps down on cryptocurrencies

February 18, 2021

CBN’s effort to force financial institutions to close cryptocurrency accounts has sparked angry backlash.

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Financial firms have borne brunt of cyber attacks during pandemic

February 16, 2021

Cyber criminals are adapting their methods to include spear phishing campaigns and account impersonation.

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Kenya’s banks set for another bumpy year

February 15, 2021

Large government debt and vulnerability to external shocks could derail the banking sector’s recovery in 2021.

 

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OCC pauses controversial ‘fair access rule’ pending further scrutiny

February 15, 2021

New US president Joe Biden has frozen implementation of new rules pending a review. 

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Milestone achieved on road to Libor exit

February 12, 2021

More than 12,000 entities across almost 80 jurisdictions now adhere to ISDA protocol.

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