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Will office-first or hybrid working be king?

July 26, 2021

The jury is still out on whether banks should prioritise a return to in-person culture or embrace a new way of working.

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The post-pandemic party won't last forever

July 12, 2021

Financial markets will have to get used to a changing reality in the coming years.

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Time for China's economy to change

July 12, 2021

China faces some difficult questions if it is to continue enjoying high levels of economic growth post-pandemic. 

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Sustainable securitisation could make a big impact

May 25, 2021

Bond markets cannot do the heavy lifting of financing a more sustainable global economy alone.

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Central Asia reckons with need for green energy

April 23, 2021

Central Asia has a strong economic history of oil and gas exports, but renewables are increasingly being seen as a way to increase energy capacity. 

Is a retail wave really shaking up Wall Street?

April 1, 2021

Recent activity in the US stock markets has prompted much sound and fury, but the long-term impact is so far unclear.

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Deforestation hurts both banks and the Amazon

March 19, 2021

By committing to the principles of ESG, not just saying the letters out loud, banks stand to gain from pulling out of the rainforest.

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The crucial final push on Libor

February 23, 2021

The global transition away from Libor needs a hefty final push to get it over the line.

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Asia’s central banks seek to reassert control with CBDCs

February 17, 2021

Implementation of central bank digital currencies by Cambodia and China may help them achieve greater economic clout on world stage.

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Cash clings on in the Middle East and north Africa

February 1, 2021

Obstacles stand in the way of wider financial inclusion in the MENA region which is one of the most unbanked areas of the world.

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