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Mugur Isărescu: three decades of finding the right balance in Romania

January 2, 2020

The world’s longest serving central bank governor looks back on the aftermath of Romania’s 1989 revolution and the 30 years since. He talks to The Banker about his experiences.

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Identifying the opportunity in impact investing

January 2, 2020

Impact investing is still developing but the UK's newly launched Impact Investing Institute is working to accelerate this, as its CEO Sarah Gordon tells The Banker.

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Robert Mogielnicki: the grim outlook for Iran’s economy

January 2, 2020

Stagflation and high unemployment have led Iran to raise fuel prices – resulting in violent protests. But while US sanctions are not helping, Iran must tackle serious economic reforms, says the resident scholar of the Arab Gulf States Institute.

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Steven Maijoor: CMU is crucial to the EU's future

January 2, 2020

Achieving the CMU is crucial for the EU to address the challenges posed by Brexit, and support developments in sustainable finance and fintech, says the chairman of the ESMA.

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Queen Máxima gives financial inclusion the royal touch

January 2, 2020

As UN secretary general special advocate for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands speaks to The Banker about getting technology right for financial inclusion and gender disparity among the underbanked.

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Continuing the entrepreneurial spirit at Macquarie

January 2, 2020

Paul Plewman, Macquarie’s CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, explains the importance of empowering the bank’s staff to seek out new opportunities and of playing to its strengths.

Retooling staff for the digital age

January 2, 2020

People are an essential strand of a bank's digital strategy, so reinventing training and career advancement methods is crucial to both attract and retain the best staff.

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Sudan finance minister formulates plan for economic renaissance

January 2, 2020

Sudan’s finance minister talks to The Banker about how he intends to bring the highly indebted country’s finances back to normality, repair international relations and lift the population out of poverty. 

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Could ESG comparisons be made easier?

January 2, 2020

Comparing different companies’ ESG credentials is akin to comparing apples and pears. But efforts are being made to find the right tools to collect sufficient data and achieve a standard methodology. 

The world watches as China's paytechs march on

January 2, 2020

China’s payment technology giants have the country’s long reach into Belt and Road countries to help them expand, benefiting the unbanked in emerging markets but making Western politicians uneasy. 

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