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Lebanon central banker looks to defy political and economic pressure

October 1, 2019

Lebanon's veteran central banker Riad Salame talks to The Banker about interest rates, bank compliance and consolidation in the country's financial sector. 

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Mo Ibrahim: addressing Africa's governance issues

October 1, 2019

Time is of the essence for Africa's leaders and decision-makers to act on crucial areas affecting the continent, such as climate change, inequality and demographics.

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How fintech is revolutionising African banking

October 1, 2019

Technology's impact on Africa is well documented, but with rule changes in giant markets such as Nigeria enabling further incursions, how will incumbent banks react? 

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Will changes at the top bring new flavours to the World Bank and IMF?

October 1, 2019

With a new president at the World Bank – one associated with the Trump administration – and a pending new face at the IMF, what direction will the two institutions take?

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Kirill Dmitriev: Russia and Saudi Arabia's mutually beneficial relationship

October 1, 2019

Russia and Saudi Arabia have deepened ties stemming from a 2016 agreement on oil, to include partnerships by their respective sovereign wealth funds. 

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Estonia builds its fintech muscle

April 1, 2019

Estonia has the plan, resources and attitude to become the leading fintech hub in the Baltic region. But can it deliver on its dream?

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Can EU ambitions power a harmonious future for Bosnia-Herzegovina?

April 1, 2019

Bosnia-Herzegovina applied to join the EU in 2016 but slow progress threatens to thwart its hopes. 

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EBRD chief economist highlights ageing challenge for eastern Europe

April 1, 2019

The fear of a country ‘getting old before it gets rich’ has been applied to China. But the EBRD’s Sergei Guriev says this is also a challenge for eastern European countries.

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EBRD president focuses on quality and expansion possibilities

April 1, 2019

The president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Sir Suma Chakrabarti, talks to Brian Caplen ahead of May’s annual EBRD meeting in Sarajevo.

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Chin-Long Yang: How to rise to new monetary policy challenges

January 2, 2019

As the pace of change in banking and finance accelerates with the implementation of new technology, it is the responsibility of central banks and monetary authorities to set the agenda for the future, writes Chin-Long Yang, Taiwan's central bank governor. 

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