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Indonesia CBG seeks digital route to increasing GDP growth

September 2, 2019

Indonesia’s central bank governor predicts a bright future for the country on the back of solid monetary policies and increased infrastructure expenditure. 

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Vasakronan takes Australian route to issue fully digital bond

September 2, 2019

When Swedish real estate company Vasakronan decided to venture outside the local bond market, it chose to issue in Australian dollars and go fully digital – a strategy that netted it new international long-term investors, as Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Citi EMEA CEO keeps a close eye on the bigger picture

September 2, 2019

Citigroup’s CEO of EMEA operations talks to The Banker about prioritising client satisfaction, keeping up with digitisation and anticipating future opportunities created by big structural shifts in the global financial system.

The ethical hacker defence

September 2, 2019

As cyber crime proliferates and becomes ever more sophisticated, banks are increasingly turning to the – arguably essential – services of ethical hackers to test just how secure bank data is.

PSD2: state of play

September 2, 2019

The deadline for the second iteration of the Payment Services Directive, PSD2, falls in September – but it is likely more time will be needed for banks to comply.

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Brexit: how not to negotiate

August 27, 2019

Negotiations break down when the parties get stuck into hardline positions they cannot retreat from. Bank CEOs can learn from the Brexit mess, writes Brian Caplen.

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Europe’s deadly banking cocktail

August 20, 2019

Europe’s banks are facing pressures from all sides and will hardly be able to assist with a eurozone recovery, writes Brian Caplen.

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China’s state capitalism: can it last?

August 13, 2019

Donald Trump should relax his China bashing. There are reasons why China will have to reform its model of its own accord, writes Brian Caplen.

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Is Andrea Orcel right for HSBC?

August 6, 2019

Banks need to be sure when they recruit a CEO that they know what they want, writes Brian Caplen.

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Tunisia's central bank governor looks to a new age of stability

August 1, 2019

Marouane El Abassi, governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia, talks about containing inflation and the potential impact of the country’s upcoming elections.

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