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Fazle Kabir: The unconventional route to financial inclusion

January 3, 2017

Eschewing monetary policy norms can support growth and lead to positive outcomes for the socially and financially excluded, as Bangladesh is demonstrating.

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Andreas Dombret: Basel should rethink proportionality in banking regulation

January 2, 2017

Has the global harmonisation of banking regulation led to an overly universal approach? International and EU policy-makers should consider introducing less complex regulations for small, low-risk institutions.

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Jean Pierre Mustier: Why streamlining is crucial for Italy's banks

January 2, 2017

Italy has been slow to bounce back from the financial crises that have rocked both the globe and the eurozone, but its banks are driving recovery by taking tough measures to slim down and sharpen their focus.

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Sir Howard Davies: A transitional Brexit would best serve the City

January 2, 2017

With information on Brexit still sketchy, the City of London should push for an interim arrangement with the EU. Otherwise there is a risk that continued uncertainty will cause financial institutions to pull out.

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The private path to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

October 19, 2016

The chief executive and general manager of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector discusses the role the private sector can play in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Fixing the Ukraine banking sector: a central bank governor's guide

October 3, 2016

A get-tough approach has been the only way to reform Ukraine's under-regulated, corruption-ridden financial system, writes the country's central bank governor, Valeria Gontareva.

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The challenge of Brexit: banks’ resilience is no excuse for complacency

October 3, 2016

The UK's Brexit vote in June came as a blow to most in the EU, but the lack of widespread financial shock in the immediate aftermath of the vote showed how the improvements made to the euro area's post-crisis banking sector are paying off. France's central bank governor looks at why this was the case, but warns there is no room for complacency and calls for further progress on the economic part of the EU’s agenda.

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Why the Philippines must reform its tax system to end uneven growth

October 3, 2016

Over the past few decades, the Philippines has enjoyed stellar economic growth but its poverty rates have remained unacceptably high. Its newly appointed finance secretary explains how his tax reforms will bring an end to this situation.

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Why India backs fast-tracking of the IMF's global quota and governance reforms

October 3, 2016

The IMF and World Bank must adapt their governance and quota reforms to reflect the growing global role of Asia and the rise of emerging economies, writes India's finance minister.

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Why an EU capital markets union is more necessary than ever in a post-Brexit landscape

October 3, 2016

Europe needs a capital markets union, and the UK's decision to leave the EU just makes the case stronger and more urgent than ever, writes the vice-president of the European Commission. 

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