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Blockchain – more problems than solutions?

June 11, 2019

A huge amount of brainpower has gone into using blockchain in finance but widespread application is still a long way off.

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Will bail-in work in a crisis?

June 4, 2019

A great deal of faith has been placed in bail-in bonds but so far there is little evidence of how they might operate in a crisis.

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Botswana investment minister hopes pan-African trade dream can become a reality

June 3, 2019

Botswana’s minister of investment, trade and industry, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, talks to Adrienne Klasa about the country’s plans.

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BNY Mellon increases its collective digital IQ

June 3, 2019

Digital is not strategy only, it is strategy and a delivery vehicle, BNY Mellon’s head of digital tells Joy Macknight. 

Making Basel III work for developing economies

June 3, 2019

Any rush to implement improved regulatory standards must take into account the particular needs of developing markets, write Liliana Rojas-Suarez and Thorsten Beck of the Center for Global Development’s task force.

Getting to the core of banks' legacy problems

June 3, 2019

Legacy core banking systems are well past their shelf life and adding on new layers of functionality at the front end just won’t make the grade, writes Chris Skinner.

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Crédit Agricole’s ‘non-capitalist’ model reaps AT1 reward

June 3, 2019

Crédit Agricole leveraged its unusual model to launch a dollar-denominated perpetual worth €4.75bn. 

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BAML corporate bank head champions global integration

June 3, 2019

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s corporate banking head tells The Banker about the evolution of its globally integrated service approach and focus on bespoke solutions for clients.

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Morgan Stanley’s MENA team oils $12bn Aramco offering

June 3, 2019

The Dubai-based MENA team at Morgan Stanley was well-placed to facilitate Saudi oil giant Aramco’s debut bond issue. 

A new age begins for Islamic finance

June 3, 2019

Ethical considerations will be the hallmark of the next stage of sharia-compliant finance.

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