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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.


ESG is now a core strategic issue

October 26, 2021

The performance of companies against environmental, social and governance criteria is increasingly impacting stock market valuations and is expected to be central to creating value in a changing economy.


Is a single global payments area possible?

October 26, 2021

What will it take to make cross-border payments as easy, quick, inexpensive and transparent as domestic payments? The debate continues.

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Unicorn status draws in the talent

October 4, 2021

Hitting the $1bn valuation mark can play a role in helping fintechs attract the best talent. 

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A bumper year for Gulf capital markets

October 4, 2021

Equity markets in the Middle East are waking from their slumber as oil prices rise.

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