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Going beyond GDP: a better tool to assess economic strength

December 2, 2019

The Social Progress Index goes beyond the blunt tool of GDP to examine a range of data and give a comprehensive insight into a country's productivity. 

How mutual trust and respect will enhance the Latam-China relationship

November 1, 2019

Latin America’s increasing interest in attracting Chinese investments, tourists and commerce is matched by China’s growing presence in the region, says Panama's former vice-president and foreign minister.

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Werner Vogels: banking on the cloud to build a brighter future

October 1, 2019

The cloud provides an agile, powerful and secure environment that inspires innovation and changes the way organisations think about the financial services industry's future.

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Huw van Steenis: the regulator of the future

October 1, 2019

Regulators and banking supervisors must take advantage of the revolution in regtech to be more effective and efficient.

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Benjamin Diokno: how Philippines reforms are working for everyone

October 1, 2019

The Philippines is on the cusp of positive change, and policy reform will help the country to reach its full potential and fight poverty.

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A new, circular mindset for the planet

September 2, 2019

By moving to a circular economy, the world can create less waste, design better products and adopt healthier habits, says EIB president Werner Hoyer.

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Tunisia's central bank governor looks to a new age of stability

August 1, 2019

Marouane El Abassi, governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia, talks about containing inflation and the potential impact of the country’s upcoming elections.

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Maldives finance minister looks to lessen Chinese influence

July 2, 2019

The Maldives finance minister discusses the new government's priorities, its relationships with its neighbours and China, and investing in the ‘blue economy’.

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Botswana investment minister hopes pan-African trade dream can become a reality

June 3, 2019

Botswana’s minister of investment, trade and industry, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, talks to Adrienne Klasa about the country’s plans.

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UK shadow chancellor’s door is open

March 1, 2019

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor of the exchequer and member of the UK’s main opposition Labour Party, talks to Nick Kochan about his plans for the country’s banking sector, alongside tax and wage reforms. 

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