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Banks must get on board with technology

May 1, 2018

Technology has become an essential component of banks and one that needs rigorous oversight. So why, asks Chris Skinner, are there so few tech experts on bank boards? 

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StanChart’s CIO for India confronts the data surge

April 3, 2018

Standard Chartered Bank’s chief information officer for India talks to Joy Macknight about using artificial intelligence and big data to uncover new business opportunities, as well as attracting tech talent in a highly competitive market.  

The innovator’s view of Open Banking

April 3, 2018

Banks were underprepared for Open Banking, but, asks Chris Skinner, will this bring fresh opportunities for fintechs?

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Bangladesh finance minister looks to smaller, simpler sector

April 3, 2018

Bangladesh’s finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, talks to Stefania Palma about the local banking sector, the current account deficit and government revenue, ahead of stepping down at the end of 2018, after a decade at the ministry.

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First Abu Dhabi Bank corporate finance chief champions Middle East

April 3, 2018

Andy Cairns, First Abu Dhabi Bank’s head of global corporate finance, tells Danielle Myles what’s next for Middle Eastern Eurobonds, and how the bank is promoting the region to foreign investors.

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India’s finance minister bullish on affording expansionary budget

April 3, 2018

The finance minister of India, Arun Jaitley, tells Stefania Palma about the newly announced budget, as well as the state of the country’s banking sector following the alleged fraud at Punjab National Bank. 

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Dhaka Stock Exchange managing director explains China choice

April 3, 2018

The managing director of the Dhaka Stock Exchange explains to Stefania Palma why the bourse chose investment from a Chinese consortium over a competing offer from India, and how the exchange will grow in the coming years.

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UBS advisory head sees busy 2018 for M&A

March 1, 2018

UBS’s global head of advisory, Piero Novelli, talks to Danielle Myles about expanding in the US, deals spurred by Donald Trump's tax reforms, and why he is expecting a stellar year for M&A activity.

Is fintech about to make a quantum jump?

March 1, 2018

Just when you got the hang of blockchain, along comes quantum computing to shake things up again. But it is not time to panic yet, says Chris Skinner.

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Chile’s minister of foreign affairs looks to set a Latam example

March 1, 2018

Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s minister of foreign affairs, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the country’s influence on Latin American trade and what China’s One Belt, One Road initiative means for the region.

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