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Asia’s rich spur wealth management expansion

February 1, 2021

Asia’s wealth management sector is booming as a new generation of investors comes forward. 

Should central banks become market makers of last resort?

February 1, 2021

Severe dislocation last year led one Bank of England official to ask whether central banks must become market makers of last resort. 

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Turmoil in Belarus takes toll on banks

January 29, 2021

Ongoing protests and heightened risk of political stalemate set to affect profitability and asset quality in the banking sector.

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Vietnam's banking system still fragile amid post-Covid recovery

January 27, 2021

South-east Asian country organised a robust response to the pandemic, but concerns remain about its economy.

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ECB’s push on cross-border bank mergers faces hurdles

January 22, 2021

Lack of a fully fungible capital and liquidity regime may limit large-scale mergers between eurozone countries.

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Will there be a post-Brexit fintech boom?

January 21, 2021

The UK’s departure from the EU has created uncertainty. But the picture around fintech is more nuanced.

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Fed governor: regulators must stay on top of AI risks

January 20, 2021

Use of complex machine learning models holds pitfalls as well as opportunities, says Lael Brainard.

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Tussle to take London’s financial services’ crown heats up

January 19, 2021

Following Brexit, London is being replaced by specialist EU financial hubs rather than single city.

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BoE official revives negative rate speculation

January 18, 2021

No evidence that below-zero rates have reduced bank profits overall, says external MPC member Silvana Tenreyro.

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New US whistleblower reward scheme bolsters AML fight

January 14, 2021

Programme encourages whistleblowers from anywhere in the world to provide info about money laundering to relevant authorities.

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