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Bruno Le Maire: France is back in business

September 1, 2017

France embraced change at its recent presidential election, writes its minister for the economy and finance. Now Emmanuel Macron’s new government aims to transform the economy by reforming labour laws, cutting business taxes, boosting training and overhauling the pension system. It also has its eye on shaking up the EU.  

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Sharon Bowles: the intertwining strands of the clearing conundrum

September 1, 2017

When in 2009 the G20 essentially deemed that 'everything had to be regulated', clearing swiftly became a bone of contention between the UK and the EU. Almost a decade later, Brexit looks likely to revive the old arguments, writes the former chair of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.

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Guy Debelle: why the FX Global Code matters

September 1, 2017

The FX Global Code was launched in May 2017 to restore market trust and encourage a well-functioning wholesale foreign exchange market. Now is the time for market participants to sign up to the code and embed best practice in their daily activities, writes the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Talking tough on Brexit: a German perspective

May 29, 2017

Andreas Dombret, a board member at Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, and what banks looking to relocate from the UK to Germany should expect.

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SAMA vice-governor looks to add value to the Saudi economy

May 2, 2017

Saudi Arabia's economy has been flat over the past few years, largely due to the slump in oil prices. However, as the vice-governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Furaih, tells James King, the banking sector is performing well, bolstered by newcomers adding value to the country.

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Andreas Dombret: the German view of Brexit

March 28, 2017

Andreas Dombret, member of the board at Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany's central bank, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the issues banks thinking of re-locating to Germany would have to consider, the negative consequences lower standards of regulation could bring for financial markets and the risks of a 'no deal' Brexit.

Finance minister Indrawati takes on Indonesia’s most taxing problem

March 27, 2017

As finance minister of Indonesia, one of Sri Mulyani Indrawati’s priorities is to boost government revenue by tackling low tax receipts. These are caused by an overly complicated system – but modifying regulation will be a slow process. Meanwhile, she has major industries that are paying relatively low levels of tax in her sights, as Stefania Palma reports.

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The five-year plan to transform Sri Lanka

January 30, 2017

Sri Lanka has emerged from decades of national unrest and is now fighting to combat corruption and instil fiscal discipline. Finance minister Ravi Karunanayake outlines the government’s new vision for economic development to Jacopo Dettoni. 

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Bridget Van Kralingen: the collaborative solution to regulatory compliance

January 3, 2017

New technologies, such as cloud, cognitive computing and blockchain, look to radically change the role of the regulator and drive down the cost of compliance for banks. 

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Sri Mulyani Indrawati: reforms crucial for sharing prosperity

January 3, 2017

Indonesia’s newly appointed finance minister explains why she returned to her home country to take up the role, and outlines her economic policy objectives.

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