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Fighting climate change the circular way

January 7, 2020

While climate talks at the government level are bogged down, companies and banks are moving ahead with new initiatives in the circular economy, writes Brian Caplen.

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Roman Vassilenko: a change in outlook for Kazakhstan

January 2, 2020

The deputy minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan explains the country’s developing relationship with the EU, its partnerships with China, and its plans to diversify its economic output.

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Ott Vatter: how Estonia's e-Residency is leading the inequality charge

January 2, 2020

The managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency programme explains how the country's digital identity policy is positioning it as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Scotiabank leverages its footprint for innovation

January 2, 2020

The group head of international banking and digital transformation at Canada’s Scotiabank is a firm believer in building a flexible and open technology architecture to take advantage of the innovation ecosystem. 

Are you fighting fit for the next decade?

January 2, 2020

The past 10 years have seen both incredible technology disruption and the proliferation of financial disruptors – and the pace of change only seems to be speeding up as we head into 2020.

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Sarah Bloom Raskin: the US's focus is misplaced

January 2, 2020

The proliferation of US sanctions is not helping build resilience, while climate change risk is being ignored by policy-makers, former deputy Treasury secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin tells The Banker

Why the Fed must focus on its remit on jobs and stability

January 2, 2020

The former vice-chair of the US Federal Reserve Board talks to The Banker about why he is concerned over the lack of tools available to tackle another serious global economic problem.

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Odilbek Isakov: privatisation drive will transform Uzbekistan

January 2, 2020

The deputy finance minister of Uzbekistan speaks to The Banker about how the country is undertaking a wide range of banking and business reforms.

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UBS leads China’s return to euro-denominated bond markets

January 2, 2020

China has been absent from the euro-denominated bond market for a decade and a half, and UBS announced its exit from the SSA bond business in 2012. This unlikely duo came together, however, for a €4bn deal in November 2019. 

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Mugur Isărescu: three decades of finding the right balance in Romania

January 2, 2020

The world’s longest serving central bank governor looks back on the aftermath of Romania’s 1989 revolution and the 30 years since. He talks to The Banker about his experiences.

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