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Switzerland meets challenges with solutions

January 4, 2021

Switzerland’s financial centre faces its challenges with confidence, says Jörg Gasser, CEO of the Swiss Bankers Association.

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Equita on plan to be independent advisor to Europe’s SMEs

January 4, 2021

The chief executive of Italian independent investment bank Equita on seeking opportunities outside of its domestic market.

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David Malpass on debt, China and climate

January 4, 2021

World Bank president on effective development finance and the need for debt transparency, particularly from China.

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China’s regulators get tough on fintechs

January 4, 2021

Growth surge for China’s fintech microlenders at risk as they're put under strict regulation.

Ninety-five years of change and continuity

January 4, 2021

While in many respects the banking industry is unrecognisable compared to when The Banker was launched in 1926, some familiar issues remain.

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Protect SMEs’ trade finance lifeline

January 4, 2021

Access to finance for small businesses is essential for a full recovery, writes the secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce.

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Why you should ditch green projects and focus on goals instead

December 15, 2020

Enel’s CFO Alberto De Paoli on sustainable finance’s market failure and how business innovation can lead to stakeholder capitalism.

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What would the great minds say about 2020?

December 15, 2020

In the next year there will be great debate as governments seek to set the world on a better course. Learning accurately from the great economic thinkers can inform this discussion.

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The unintended consequences of the ECB’s bank dividend curbs

December 10, 2020

A de facto ban on bank dividends is still in place despite fact many eurozone lenders are now in position to distribute profits. 

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Why poor countries reject debt relief

December 8, 2020

Not all low-income nations are impressed with the G20’s pandemic initiative on debt. Many think they'll do better raising money from the markets.

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