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Rodger Voorhies

Financial access is just the first step toward inclusion

October 1, 2014

If universal financial inclusion is to really make a difference then it is vitally important that existing financial services are not simply made available but that new products and services are designed with the world's low-income population in mind.

What now for investment banks

What now for investment banks?

October 1, 2014

Investment banks have experienced huge changes since the global financial crisis and are still struggling to adapt their business models. But while the industry might have to make do with much lower returns in future, it is far from being on its knees. 

Atiur Rahman

Bangladesh's socially responsible road to economic growth

October 1, 2014

Socially responsible financing continues to play a key role in Bangladesh's financial sector. Focusing on inclusiveness and green funding has allowed the financial inclusion of the poorer segments of the population, while maintaining the country’s economic stability. 

Ziad Fariz

Central Bank of Jordan's 10-year plan

October 1, 2014

Jordan has endured a demanding few years in light of the challenging political and security environment in the Middle East. However, a series of policies introduced by the Central Bank of Jordan and the country's government are already making headway in tackling these challenges.

Israeli banks seek hi-tech growth

Israel's banks gear up for their next phase of growth

October 1, 2014

A difficult macroeconomic environment has hardly dented the performance of Israeli banks, which are pushing ahead with new plans for longer term growth by honing their strategies in sectors including hi-tech and energy.

Ajith Nivard Cabraal

Sri Lanka's call for consolidation

October 1, 2014

At a time of heightened risk perception in the global financial sector, Sri Lanka is set to consolidate its financial industry to resist volatility and potential shocks, and boost the standard of living throughout the country.

Sibos 2014

A preview of Sibos 2014

September 25, 2014

Ahead of the annual Sibos meeting, which will be held this year in Boston, The Banker's editor, Brian Caplen, and technology and transaction banking editor, Jane Cooper, discuss the topics they expect to be on the agenda

Axel Weber

Monetary policy: caught between price stability and financial stability

September 2, 2014

The interest rate needed for low inflation and full employment is different from the interest rate needed for financial stability. How did this happen and what can be done about it?

Fai-nan Perng

Why great power demands great responsibility

January 2, 2014

Advanced economies such as the US and the eurozone enjoy enormous privilege as issuers of international currencies, says Taiwan’s central bank governor. This power needs to be tempered with a responsibility to promote economic stability on a global scale. 

Antonio Pires de Lima

Portugal looking beyond tentative recovery

January 2, 2014

While Portugal has moved out of recession – just – its recovery seems tentative at best. Its economy minister, however, is optimistic about the country's future, and tells Silvia Pavoni that its strong exports to countries outside of the eurozone in particular point to better times ahead.

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