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Poland’s deputy finance minister stays close to the EU

June 1, 2018

Poland's deputy finance minister, Piotr Nowak, a former fund manager and trader, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the country's public fundraising plans and the importance of a good relationship with the buy side, as well as Poland’s future within the EU and the health of its banking sector.

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Société Générale sets an African standard with Côte d’Ivoire issue

June 1, 2018

When Côte d’Ivoire was planning its record-breaking euro-denominated bond issue earlier in 2018, it turned to Société Générale’s emerging markets team as co-bookrunner. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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AfDB casts its net wider after the commodity slump

June 1, 2018

African Development Bank is venturing into green bonds and euro issuance as part of its 10-year strategy to boost developing economies and intra-continental trade. David Wigan reports.

Final checks for financial institutions post-GDPR deadline

June 1, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation is now here, and financial institutions need to ensure they are fully prepared if they are to avoid major fines. Adam Mertz gives his checklist for compliance.

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BNP Paribas global markets head moves focus to clients

June 1, 2018

BNP Paribas’ head of global markets, Olivier Osty, tells Danielle Myles about its recent management shake-up, the crux of its US strategy and the upside of MiFID II.

Nibbling around the edges of Open Banking

June 1, 2018

Despite buzzwords around Open Banking such as partnership and co-creation, fintechs and challengers are sceptical that big banks are seriously contemplating changing the status quo, writes Chris Skinner.

Building transformative payment services on faster rails

June 1, 2018

As real-time payment systems become more widespread, the most recent innovations lie in value-added or ‘overlay’ services that complement the core service. 

Banks can no longer ignore the gender gap

June 1, 2018

Banks are starting to take the gender pay gap seriously – but shaking off old biases will take time and requires commitment from the top. 

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Why banks should be preparing for stormy weather

May 29, 2018

Now is the time for banks to be modelling how their assets perform under stressed scenarios. The next period of disruption could be just around the corner, writes Brian Caplen.

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Regulation needs recalibrating

May 17, 2018

Overburdening small banks and preventing lending to SMEs are two unintended consequences of the regulatory onslaught since the financial crisis, writes Brian Caplen.

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