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Why the EBRD has resolved to go majority green by 2025

January 4, 2021

EBRD president Odile Renaud-Basso outlines the importance of hitting its ambitious green projects target.  

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Amanda Pullinger

2021 will be a decisive year for female empowerment in finance

January 4, 2021

Despite the disruption of Covid-19, there is still plenty of momentum behind moves to increase senior female representation across the finance sector, writes Amanda Pullinger, CEO of industry association 100 Women in Finance.

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Protect SMEs’ trade finance lifeline

January 4, 2021

Access to finance for small businesses is essential for a full recovery, writes the secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Giampaolo Gabbi

The unintended consequences of the ECB’s bank dividend curbs

December 10, 2020

A de facto ban on bank dividends is still in place despite fact many eurozone lenders are now in position to distribute profits. 

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Financial services left in the cold amid Brexit turmoil

December 7, 2020

The UK and EU positions on this economically vital industry have become tangled and confused.

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In saving the planet, banks can save themselves

November 26, 2020

Trade finance, not just project finance, must act to preserve valuable ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest.

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Reshaping African trade finance

October 9, 2020

Trade tensions and Covid-19 could spell disaster for Africa’s trade finance sector unless tech can take strain, says Afreximbank president.

Nasser Saidi teaser

Overcoming Lebanon's economic crisis

October 9, 2020

Lebanon’s crisis can only be solved with meaningful reform – if not it faces a lost decade of mass migration and social unrest. 

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Benoit Coeure teaser

Central banks must be at cutting edge of technology

October 9, 2020

Central banks play a pivotal role in maintaining the safety and integrity of the financial system and need to assert their leadership in its digital evolution.

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Islamic finance has vital role to play in virus recovery

October 7, 2020

Islamic finance can help get UN’s Sustainable Development Goals back on track, says Islamic Development Bank president Bandar Hajjar.

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