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Stuart Ord

Numis reaping rewards of M&A approach

July 28, 2022

Numis’s advisory businesses, including M&A, are going strong, says M&A head Stuart Ord, and bear out its diversification strategy.


HSBC rides the Middle East IPO wave

July 27, 2022

In contrast to the US and Europe, where IPO volumes have slumped, the Middle East is enjoying a bumper period, with HSBC playing a key role.

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What can a ‘phygital’ strategy bring for banks?

July 26, 2022

As regulators begin to weigh in on branch closures, banks are re-examining their branch networks and thinking about what distribution model can satisfy customer needs effectively.

Maha Prasad Adhikari

Nepal's central bank governor confident FX pressures can be overcome

July 25, 2022

Maha Prasad Adhikari, governor of the central bank of Nepal, on the country’s current foreign exchange reserves crisis and the evolution of digital banking. 

ernie diaz

Putting banking at the heart of the community

July 21, 2022

Ernie Diaz, head of US consumer distribution and wealth, TD Bank, talks about learning how a bank becomes part of a community. 

Bracken CM Murray Beth Hale

What lessons can employers learn from the final Sue Gray report?

July 21, 2022

The investigation into gatherings at Downing Street during Covid-19 lockdowns presents many lessons for businesses, including the importance of leading by example and the risks of excessive alcohol consumption.

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The battleground for SME customers

July 19, 2022

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent one of the most profitable markets for banks, but they have yet to crack the secret to success in serving this sector.

Mary Ellen Iskenderian

What the Ukrainian refugee crisis can teach us about banking for women

July 18, 2022

Women’s World Banking is conducting fact-finding interviews with Ukrainian refugees to help articulate their financial needs to international policy-makers and banks. Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO, talks to The Banker about the research.

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How can European banks rise to the inflation challenge?

July 12, 2022

Inflation has recently been announced to have reached 9.1%, which will have huge consequences for the region’s financial services industry, according to a recent Oliver Wyman report. 


China’s banks excel but economy stutters

July 4, 2022

While China’s biggest banks have held on to their places at the head of the Top 1000 ranking, the country’s economy is showing signs of strain. 

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