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Banks must change to work with fintechs

August 7, 2018

Working successfully with a fintech requires a bank to change its culture. Best to get busy on this right away, writes Brian Caplen.

Bracken: Harnessing interconnectedness as a force for good

August 1, 2018

The post-crisis focus on ensuring systems are separated by internal risk ‘buffers’ is being questioned, as distributed ledger technology promises to bring benefits to banks, regulators and businesses. But can anything interconnected also be safe? Dixit Joshi investigates.

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Unibail bond issuance spree creates a retail behemoth

August 1, 2018

After its acquisition of mall operator Westfield, Unibail-Rodamco raised €5bn from a bond issuance as part of its asset-disposal plan to pay off debts. David Wigan reports.

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Credit Suisse helps Bayer to overcome Monsanto mountain

August 1, 2018

The $66bn takeover of US seed company Monsanto by German drug giant Bayer is one of the largest M&A deals of all time. The task did not daunt Credit Suisse, however, which helped Bayer overcome regulatory and anti-trust hurdles and issue subsequent bonds. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Emirates NBD’s new digital lead brings a fintech mindset

August 1, 2018

Evans Munyuki, recently appointed as group chief digital officer at Emirates NBD, talks to Joy Macknight about his plans to take the digitally mature bank to the next level of innovation. 

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RBI’s head of markets hails CEE growth

August 1, 2018

Raiffeisen Bank International's head of markets and investment banking, Lukasz Januszewski, speaks to Danielle Myles about CEE growth, its future in Russia and his rapid rise through the company’s ranks.

What innovation is – and isn't

August 1, 2018

Is it innovative for banks to do the same thing in a new way, or do they have to do something new altogether? The debate is far from over, says Chris Skinner.

The quantum revolution is coming

August 1, 2018

Quantum computing has advanced to the point where banks can no longer afford to ignore it.

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Peru’s finance minister shrugs off stability concerns

August 1, 2018

Following his predecessor’s resignation, Peru’s new finance minister Carlos Oliva talks to Silvia Pavoni about achieving political stability and the potential of public-private partnerships.

How banks fail African women

August 1, 2018

Lenders’ failure to support Africa’s female entrepreneurs is bad news for the continent’s wider communities.

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