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Sergio Díaz-Granados: Latin America and the Caribbean’s new global voice

January 3, 2023

Sergio Díaz-Granados, the executive president of CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, challenges the world’s perception of the region.

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John WH Denton: Global trade is at a critical juncture on sustainability

January 3, 2023

For large corporates, SMEs and banks alike there is a clear need to move forward with more sustainable global trade and trade finance, suggests the secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce, John WH Denton.

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Her Majesty Queen Máxima: Financial inclusion must lead to good financial health

January 3, 2023

It is time to elevate the issue of financial health to a much higher level, says Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the UN secretary-general’s special advocate for inclusive finance for development.

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Market muscle and the British budget bust-up

November 14, 2022

There are important lessons to be gleaned from the sterling plunge and gilt market crash in September off the back of an ill-conceived “mini” Budget. Politicians should be wary of the market’s power.

Kay Swinburne

Financial services must align capital allocation with social impact goals

October 14, 2022

Recognising the challenges that society faces, and realising the opportunity that banks and other financial institutions have to influence meaningful change in their capital allocation, could be one of the most defining themes for our industry this generation.

Jose Manuel Campa

José Manuel Campa: Crypto-asset regulation – managing the transition from paper to practice

September 30, 2022

The chair of the European Banking Authority discusses how industry participants and supervisors can prepare for enhanced regulatory obligations of crypto assets.

Hyginus Leon

Dr Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon: Securing financing for developing countries to achieve SDGs

September 29, 2022

The president of the Caribbean Development Bank discusses the need for access to adequate affordable financing if small island developing states are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama: The UAE’s role in bringing crypto assets into the mainstream

September 28, 2022

Those at the forefront of new technologies must be given room to breathe, while authorities ensure that the regulations necessary to protect consumers and the financial system, as well as prevent criminal enterprise, are in place.

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Julia Hoggett: Importance of diversity and inclusion as indisputable as climate change

September 26, 2022

The London Stock Exchange's CEO emphasises the importance of a diligent, long-term and honest approach to create a lasting difference on diversity and inclusion in financial services.

Werner Hoyer

Werner Hoyer: Decarbonisation a security issue

September 23, 2022

The European Investment Bank can play a vital role in drawing investment to projects that diversify Europe’s energy supplies.

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