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Activist investors shaking up Japan Inc

May 3, 2022

Japan’s way of doing business has in many ways not changed for decades. This presents a wealth of untapped potential for activist investors looking to drive greater profitability. 

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IT infrastructure holds up in wake of geopolitical conflict

May 3, 2022

With disaster recovery plans in place, global banks' IT infrastructure is holding up in the face of extreme events – but it is the human element that is most impacted. 


Fintech funding surges as Middle East and African consolidation slows

March 1, 2022

Africa is becoming an increasingly attractive fintech funding destination for the international investment community 

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How UK Faster Payments changed the world

February 21, 2022

Almost 14 years ago, the UK led the world in developing real-time payment rails. 

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Asia’s central banks working out CBDC bumps

February 1, 2022

Asia's central banks are leading the way on developing their own digital currencies, but cross-border interoperability will depend on regional collaboration. 

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Can the M&A markets continue their record-breaking run?

February 1, 2022

The signs are positive for another strong year in global deal-making, but it will be hard to recreate the dizzying heights of 2021.

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AfCFTA needs to benefit all states

January 4, 2022

What is the balance sheet after one year of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement?

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Go beyond marketing in banking for women

December 17, 2021

Getting more women into the banking system needs more than a pink debit card. Demystifying the process of banking and making it accessible will help to bring more women into the formal financial sector. 


Banks a crucial part of the 'passion economy'

December 1, 2021

Is the industry ready to offer services to this smaller sized, but fast-growing segment of the corporate market?

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Cloud adoption enters its next phase

December 1, 2021

Spurred on by the pandemic, the banking sector looks set for a more concerted push into cloud-based IT usage.

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