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What Italy can learn from the rise in digital payments

May 26, 2020

With pandemic driving online activity, the financial sector should support businesses’ digital infrastructure.

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Cooperation as important as cash in fighting Covid-19

April 14, 2020

Government and innovative companies must work together now, and after, the Covid-19 pandemic.

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How can the new manufacturing industry be financed? A Chinese perspective

April 8, 2020

Building a financial system that better serves the new manufacturing economy requires an open, fair, transparent and predictable market environment. Chinese experts Liu Mingkang and Li Wei consider the challenges.

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How to pull Lebanon back from the brink

April 3, 2020

The dean of the college of business at Phoenicia University suggests a roadmap for Lebanon’s economic recovery as the country faces default for the first time in its history.

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Venezuela's bleak outlook

February 26, 2020

Venezuela’s ongoing leadership dispute is doing nothing to solve the country's economic woes or stem the outward flood of its impoverished citizens, says Eric Farnsworth of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society.

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Re-assessing Iran’s relationship to the world

January 27, 2020

The director of Italy’s Institute of International Affairs, Nathalie Tocci, talks to Silvia Pavoni about Middle Eastern issues amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.

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Roman Vassilenko: a change in outlook for Kazakhstan

January 2, 2020

The deputy minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan explains the country’s developing relationship with the EU, its partnerships with China, and its plans to diversify its economic output.

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Ott Vatter: how Estonia's e-Residency is leading the inequality charge

January 2, 2020

The managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency programme explains how the country's digital identity policy is positioning it as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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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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