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The circular economy: how it transforms finance

January 2, 2019

As countries continue to consume more resources than they replace, is moving to a circular economy the answer? Some companies are already shifting into service provision so they can control sustainability, rather than selling products that end up in landfill. Silvia Pavoni looks at the business argument.

The end of the line for wasteful economic models

January 2, 2019

The world's current patterns of consumption are globally acknowledged to be unsustainable, leading to calls for this linear economic model to be replaced with a 'circular' economy. 

EU benchmarks regulation risks further fragmentation

November 21, 2018

Third-country benchmark administrators are struggling to comply with the EU’s benchmarks regulation, potentially threatening to cut off some EU entities from non-EU financial markets.

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A Russian resolution: are the country's banks back on track?

November 1, 2018

Following crises, poor management and bailouts, is Russia's banking sector on the road to recovery?

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Rescuing Argentina: will the rope snap after IMF bailout?

November 1, 2018

Argentina’s currency crisis has triggered an IMF bailout, which the government believes will spark a recovery. Those who recall the IMF’s last intervention less favourably will be hoping the government is right. 

Why cognitive technologies are a double-edged sword

October 20, 2018

Cognitive technologies could provide banks with new efficiencies, capabilities and innovations. But they could also cause a future crisis if not properly controlled.

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Supervisors or enforcers: who steers AML in Europe?

October 1, 2018

Even after several revisions, the EU’s anti-money laundering directive does not definitively answer the question of whether a unified EU approach to AML is needed and politically achievable. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

The EU's AML report card: Must do better

October 1, 2018

Despite the rhetoric in Europe on tackling money laundering, cases continue to come to light. Politician should act together now, says Stefanie Linhardt. 

Bankers fret over part two of EU securities lending rules

September 19, 2018

Bankers are becoming increasingly anxious over the second stage of the EU’s securities financing transaction regulation, which involves greater granularity of reporting around securities lending. By Justin Pugsley.

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What will US policy mean for emerging markets?

September 3, 2018

Changes in US monetary policy are likely to push emerging markets to look for other alliances. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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