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Rabobank opens up and adopts agile methods

December 2, 2019

Rabobank’s chief digital transformation officer talks to The Banker about transforming the bank into a fast-moving, agile organisation. 

Why is Open Banking so frightening?

December 2, 2019

UK banks need to start spreading the word about the benefits that Open Banking can bring customers.

Going beyond GDP: a better tool to assess economic strength

December 2, 2019

The Social Progress Index goes beyond the blunt tool of GDP to examine a range of data and give a comprehensive insight into a country's productivity. 

Can banks overcome their crypto scepticism?

December 2, 2019

Claude Brown of law firm Reed Smith looks at how the pressures from social media, central banks and sanctions are driving banks towards digital currencies.

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Deutsche unlocks India's appetite for US dollar high yield

December 2, 2019

Capitalising on regulatory changes that have breathed new life into Indian high-yield markets, Deutsche is leading the way on non-bank financial company issuance. 

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Mizuho International CEO aims to build long-term trust

December 2, 2019

Mizuho International’s CEO and president discusses what Japanese business culture can offer capital markets and the bank's plans for delivering bespoke client solutions.

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Ecobank CEO looks to a more connected Africa

December 2, 2019

Ecobank’s group CEO, Ade Ayeyemi, talks to The Banker about his priorities, which include climate change initiatives and digital developments.

1, 2, 3 or 4? Basel compliance is such a chore

December 2, 2019

Compliance with the latest incarnation of Basel rules is patchy, with some developing countries still struggling to comply with the earlier versions.

Have the 'sleepy bond markets' finally woken up?

December 2, 2019

Bonds are often portrayed as the more sedate side of capital markets but it is not necessarily a fair characterisation.

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Less fudge, more clarity needed on banks' ESG commitments

November 29, 2019

Banks may have signed up to ESG commitments but are they acting? Increasing financing of fossil fuels suggests otherwise. 

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