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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.

An unmatched challenge in scale and urgency

February 1, 2021

A widespread vaccine rollout is essential for moving on from Covid-19 limbo.

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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.

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