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Financial services left in the cold amid Brexit turmoil

December 7, 2020

The UK and EU positions on this economically vital industry have become tangled and confused.

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Can the post-pandemic state fix productivity?

December 1, 2020

Populist politicians burnish their credentials with arguments about fairness in trade. Maybe they are missing the bigger picture.

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Germany greens its reference rate

December 1, 2020

Germany has made long-awaited green sovereign bond debut with innovative 'twin-bond' approach

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UniCredit climbs up the European ECM league tables

December 1, 2020

Traction in European convertibles markets helps deliver a bumper year for new-look ECM team.

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What’s a dollar worth?

December 1, 2020

The move to digital should have driven down banks’ cost-to-income ratios, so why have they improved so little?

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Asia’s banking fines lack bite

December 1, 2020

With dubious behaviour by banks still making headlines, are big cash penalties enough of a disincentive? 

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Will M&A continue its impressive bounce back?

December 1, 2020

The wind is blowing in the right direction for M&A activity to continue its recovery.

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In saving the planet, banks can save themselves

November 26, 2020

Trade finance, not just project finance, must act to preserve valuable ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest.

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TSB bets the bank on the cloud

November 25, 2020

The chief operating officer of the UK retail bank on the benefits of cloud-based infrastructure. 

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Clients want a better deal in exchange for their data

November 24, 2020

The future for successful banks, we keep being told, is better data. But to get more of it, banks need to do a deal with their customers.

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