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Francs for the memories, but will the eco make any difference?

January 27, 2020

The CFA franc is being replaced in the Waemu region by the 'eco'. But will the benefits of this move be worth the bemusement it is causing elsewhere in Africa?

Now is not the time to write off IPOs

January 27, 2020

An eventful 2019 for initial public offerings has led to some questions about the appeal of the traditional IPO – one of the oldest and most established forms of fundraising – to modern businesses.

Retooling staff for the digital age

January 2, 2020

People are an essential strand of a bank's digital strategy, so reinventing training and career advancement methods is crucial to both attract and retain the best staff.

The world watches as China's paytechs march on

January 2, 2020

China’s payment technology giants have the country’s long reach into Belt and Road countries to help them expand, benefiting the unbanked in emerging markets but making Western politicians uneasy. 

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.

Could Islamic banking solve financial inclusion?

November 1, 2019

With millions of people excluded from the financial system because of their religious beliefs, would adapting to their needs boost the numbers of financial inclusion? 

The ECB cannot direct EU fiscal policy alone

November 1, 2019

As Mario Draghi steps down from his European Central Bank role, it is crucial that other parties take responsibility for the EU’s fiscal direction.

Start-ups missing from Asia's virtual banking wave

October 1, 2019

In Asia, virtual banking is being seen as an overhaul of the bank sector – but in reality it could be more of the same from the existing players, just under a new name. 

Does Africa need Facebook's Libra?

October 1, 2019

Facebook’s Libra will, it is claimed, bring the unbanked into the financial system. However, in Africa this issue is being tackled in more innovative ways.

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