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Will India be 2016's bearer of good news?

January 11, 2016

Two-thousand and sixteen ushered in an uncertain economic climate in many parts of the world, but the prospects for India look strong. However, the country must keep spending in check and continue along its reform path if it is to remain 'the last BRIC standing'. 

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Greece can no longer count on the IMF

December 17, 2015

The International Monetary Fund could be hamstrung by new rules, leaving the European Commission and Central Bank to sort out further problems in Greece. 

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If only White House nominees would pause for thought

December 7, 2015

US presidential favourite Hillary Clinton's recent diatribe calling for further regulatory burdens and fines to be imposed on banks are the last thing the finance industry needs in the aftermath of such a turbulent few years. A spell of reflection would be much more beneficial all round.

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Will stress tests lead to safer banks but limited lending?

December 1, 2015

The recent stress tests conducted by the Bank of England provided largely positive news for the UK's largest lenders, but how valuable are there results by the time they've reached the CEOs' in-trays?

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One small step in the right direction for Argentina

November 23, 2015

The election of Mauricio Macri as the president of Argentina bodes well for a country that has experienced economic struggles in recent years, and has often been at odds with the international community. However, investors will need more than an election win before they are convinced to return to the country.

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Are Japan's banks about to make their presence felt?

November 17, 2015

The government has pushed Japan's banks to sell down their cross-shareholdings, and the capital this creates could see the country's leading lenders increasing their presence on the world stage.

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A call for regulatory respite

November 5, 2015

With so many regulations being released by different bodies, is now the time for bankers to pause and absorb their impact?

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Big data, big opportunities, big issues

October 20, 2015

Big data has long been big business, and recent developments show how it can help to save costs as well as target customers. But as recent cybersecurity scares have shown, there are still questions to answer regarding the transferring of this information.

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Faster and wider: the new banking model

October 14, 2015

Mobile banking and instant payments have been the hot topics at Sibos, with their commercial viability becoming increasingly evident to banks.

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The time is ripe for China to 'own' the technology space

October 13, 2015

China's tech capabilities are evident in a number of areas, particularly e-commerce. Brian Caplen looks at what the county needs to do to demonstrate its technological might on a global scale.

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