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Odilbek Isakov: privatisation drive will transform Uzbekistan

January 2, 2020

The deputy finance minister of Uzbekistan speaks to The Banker about how the country is undertaking a wide range of banking and business reforms.

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Mugur Isărescu: three decades of finding the right balance in Romania

January 2, 2020

The world’s longest serving central bank governor looks back on the aftermath of Romania’s 1989 revolution and the 30 years since. He talks to The Banker about his experiences.

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Identifying the opportunity in impact investing

January 2, 2020

Impact investing is still developing but the UK's newly launched Impact Investing Institute is working to accelerate this, as its CEO Sarah Gordon tells The Banker.

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Robert Mogielnicki: the grim outlook for Iran’s economy

January 2, 2020

Stagflation and high unemployment have led Iran to raise fuel prices – resulting in violent protests. But while US sanctions are not helping, Iran must tackle serious economic reforms, says the resident scholar of the Arab Gulf States Institute.

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Steven Maijoor: CMU is crucial to the EU's future

January 2, 2020

Achieving the CMU is crucial for the EU to address the challenges posed by Brexit, and support developments in sustainable finance and fintech, says the chairman of the ESMA.

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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Pablo Hernández de Cos: where next for the Basel Committee?

October 1, 2019

Under the guidance of a new chairman, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will continue to strengthen regulation while remembering the lessons of the past.

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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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