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How trainers can change banking

September 24, 2020

With fashion brands siding with banks who care about sustainability, should we expect a sea change in where banks’ priorities lie?

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Is international law breaking down?

September 22, 2020

Commerce relies on contracts being adhered to. But international agreements are under pressure. Should bankers be worried?

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Financial crime’s new home start

September 15, 2020

Among a list of challenges for banks is how to maintain strict standards of compliance for traders working from home.

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Why banks must be purpose-driven, platform-based and process-structured

September 9, 2020

Banks need to rethink their purpose, embrace open banking and move to a process-structured business model.


Société Générale leads Europe’s debut green convertible issuance

September 9, 2020

When renewable energy company Neoen issued its first convertible bond, Société Générale was its green structuring bank. 

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SIG achieves significant repackaging of its capital structure

September 9, 2020

Swiss group SIG Combibloc leveraged improved credit rating to enable €1.55bn refinancing.

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Is M&A the way out for Europe’s banks?

September 8, 2020

Merger talks between Spain's Bankia and CaixaBank has put European banking consolidation back in contention – but only domestic deals will probably go ahead. 

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Supercomputer underpins Sberbank's tech ambitions

September 7, 2020

Chief technology officer David Rafalovsky outlines how Russian bank is transforming its tech stack and working practices.

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MUFG on finding the right mix in EMEA

September 7, 2020

Japanese group’s network across Asia and Americas is key selling point, says EMEA global markets chief.

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Islamic banking ripe for ESG rebrand

September 4, 2020

Noripah Kamso, former chairwoman of Bank Rakyat, explains to Kimberley Long how Islamic finance could become mainstream if it prioritises its environmental and social credentials. 

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