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China’s regulators get tough on fintechs

January 4, 2021

Growth surge for China’s fintech microlenders at risk as they're put under strict regulation.

Ninety-five years of change and continuity

January 4, 2021

While in many respects the banking industry is unrecognisable compared to when The Banker was launched in 1926, some familiar issues remain.

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Asia’s banking fines lack bite

December 1, 2020

With dubious behaviour by banks still making headlines, are big cash penalties enough of a disincentive? 

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Will M&A continue its impressive bounce back?

December 1, 2020

The wind is blowing in the right direction for M&A activity to continue its recovery.

SMEs can help smooth UK's recovery path

November 2, 2020

The way the UK has positioned itself as one of the most SME-friendly markets in the world may help the country manoeuvre the difficult times ahead.

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Government stimulus in Asia holds off the worst – for now

November 2, 2020

Asia's banks have been shielded from the impact of non-performing loans by central bank assistance, but this support is coming to an end.

Asia looks internally for its next growth market

October 1, 2020

Asia is looking at how it can rebuild some of its economic strength as it moves forward from the pain of coronavirus, and boosting local intra-regional trade is gaining ground as a solution. 

Combatting money laundering

October 1, 2020

A lack of clarity and feedback from regulators only makes financial crime more difficult to weed out.

Time for a return to more open markets

September 2, 2020

The direction the EU appears to be taking post-Brexit could throw up opportunities for the UK.

Supply chain complexity compounded by pandemic

July 21, 2020

The complexity in supply chains risked bringing the production of medical equipment to a halt. The pandemic presents an opportunity to map out supply chains end to end. 

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