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Banks must get on board with technology

May 1, 2018

Technology has become an essential component of banks and one that needs rigorous oversight. So why, asks Chris Skinner, are there so few tech experts on bank boards? 

A London-less CMU leaves the EU in a quandary

May 1, 2018

An EU capital markets union without the UK will be a smaller and more fragmented affair than had originally been envisaged. But how will the bloc work around the absence of what is currently its largest market?

Does cutting NPLs make Italy a land of opportunity?

May 1, 2018

The state is making it easier for Italian banks to reduce their cripplingly high level of non-performing loans, but investors should proceed with caution even in the new climate. 

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Deals of the Year 2018 – Africa

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from Africa.

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Deals of the Year 2018 – Americas

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from the Americas.

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Deals of the Year 2018 – Asia-Pacific

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from Asia-Pacific.

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Deals of the Year 2018 – Europe

May 1, 2018

The Deals of the Year 2018 winners from Europe.

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São Paulo governor eyes a Chinese route to Brazilian prosperity

April 23, 2018

Geraldo Alckmin, governor of São Paulo state, tells Silvia Pavoni that the new economic world order means Brazil should embrace investment from China as it emerges as the South American country’s top trading partner.

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Keeping funds safe in a crisis

April 23, 2018

Ten years on from the financial crisis, investment managers and corporate treasurers are still haunted by the prospect of markets freezing and banks crashing. But, asks Brian Caplen, what happens if their funds are caught in the middle?

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Artificial intelligence needs a human touch

April 17, 2018

Banks' AI programmes are only as good as the data underlying them and the intelligence of the human beings doing the interpretation, writes Brian Caplen.

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