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The future is bright for SMEs

July 23, 2019

Supporting SMEs is a mantra of governments and banks alike. But any new policies will need to take account of changes in the international economy.

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Bank security needs to be two-way

July 16, 2019

If you've scared your customers sufficiently about the dangers of hoax calls don't be surprised if they are not delighted to hear from the sales team, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why Europe's banks will survive the big tech threat

July 9, 2019

The inevitability of the banking industry being overwhelmed by tech companies is far from certain. At present, writes Brian Caplen, the facts suggest banks have greater staying power.

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Will Trump make China’s banks more efficient?

July 2, 2019

Chinese banks dominate The Banker's Top 1000 ranking. But could a more open Chinese market change this?

Agent-based models and the evolution of risk management

July 2, 2019

Richard Bookstaber, chief risk officer at the University of California, explains how analysing human behaviour is essential to managing risk.

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NatWest Markets provides a FIG DCM growth story

July 2, 2019

Since emerging from RBS's investment banking business, NatWest Markets has become a major player in the FIG DCM space in the EMEA region and Canada. 

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Morgan Stanley raises the innovation bar

July 2, 2019

Morgan Stanley is no lightweight when it comes to tech, but moving at the speed of a start-up takes agility and a new way of working, the bank’s head of transformation tells The Banker.

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Société Générale chairman lays out streamlined strategy

July 2, 2019

Société Générale recently announced a restructuring plan. Chairman Lorenzo Bini Smaghi discusses this and other matters affecting the bank.

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Maldives finance minister looks to lessen Chinese influence

July 2, 2019

The Maldives finance minister discusses the new government's priorities, its relationships with its neighbours and China, and investing in the ‘blue economy’.

Disruption is a yawn – but don't ignore it

July 2, 2019

Disruption may be a term both overused and under-delivered on, but ignore it at your peril. 

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