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Nuriya Kapralou

Russia’s banks embracing an ecosystem approach

February 3, 2022

The rapid pace of digitalisation is disrupting traditional banking operations in Russia, encouraging incumbents to look to new business models.


Institutions set to further embrace digital assets

January 31, 2022

The crypto industry is breaking new ground and financial institutions are no longer sitting on the sidelines.

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Awele Elumelu: Entrepreneurship – reflecting on Africa’s most potent force for good

December 31, 2021

Supporting young entrepreneurs and creating a strong start-up ecosystem will help drive Africa's future growth story.

5 Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa

Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa: Abu Dhabi's open for business

December 31, 2021

Abu Dhabi's goals will be realised through pivoting the economy towards technologies and new economic sectors, says the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.

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Rania Al-Mashat: Inclusive multilateralism in action

December 30, 2021

From principle to practice, Egypt's minister of international co-operation outlines how to design a common agenda to deliver an effective model for inclusive partnerships.

3 Benjamin Diokno

Benjamin Diokno: Sustainable banking for greater resilience

December 29, 2021

Governments and banks alike need to embed fighting climate change into their operations, writes the governor of the central bank of the Philippines. 

2 Jose Manuel Campa

José Manuel Campa: Disclosure, measurement and management of ESG risks

December 29, 2021

The European Banking Authority’s chairperson highlights how the organisation is underpinning banks’ efforts to address environmental, social and governance risks, and support the transition to a sustainable economy.

Amy Webb and Kristofer ‘Kriffy’ Perez

Amy Webb and Kristofer ‘Kriffy’ Perez: Embracing banking’s brave new world

December 27, 2021

A series of digital and decentralising changes are drastically shaking up the financial markets; banks must embrace these changes or risk disintermediation.

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Nathalie Aufauvre: Banque de France’s wholesale CBDC experiments: ensuring financial stability

December 27, 2021

Central banks need to fulfil their monetary and financial stability mandate in the digital era, while accompanying innovation within a field of trust, says the director-general for financial stability and operations of the Banque de France.

Barbara Davidson

Accounting for climate change

December 14, 2021

Financial reporting that accurately reflects companies’ exposure to climate risks is a crucial piece of the puzzle in understanding progress towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. But many companies are yet to provide substantive reporting on this issue.

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