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John Rwangombwa: Delivering Rwanda's digital-driven economy, where everyone is a winner

January 2, 2019

Rwandan central bank governor John Rwangombwa explains how the government's drive to achieve a cashless society will benefit all levels of society by expanding financial inclusivity, increasing tax revenues and boosting grassroots businesses.

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Lorenzo Codogno: Why Italy’s budget brings major sustainability risks

January 2, 2019

The Italian coalition government's strategy is unlikely to improve the economy in the long run, says London School of Economics visiting professor Lorenzo Codogno.

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Matthew Blake: Financial services must take the lead in defining customer data principles

January 2, 2019

Customer data has been identified as a major risk facing the financial system, which is why the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been working on the formulation of principles surrounding its use, dissemination and possible leaks. WEF committee member Matthew Blake explains.

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Herman van Rompuy: Keeping it together for the sake of the EU

January 2, 2019

The EU is riven by internal discord, driven by nationalism and social discontent in member states, and squeezed by external pressures such as the US' actions and associated trade wars. Former European Council president Herman van Rompuy makes a plea for unity. 

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Nikhil Rathi: Capital markets development is key to Africa’s growth

January 2, 2019

Only by developing its local capital markets can Africa gain access to global investment, which would enable the continent's countries to combat climate change, build infrastructure and support its wide range of companies, says London Stock Exchange CEO Nikhil Rathi.

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The Banker's Top Islamic Financial Institutions – 2018

November 1, 2018

Islamic banks are doing well, especially in frontier states, with GCC dominance being challenged by previously underserved regions such as Africa and Asia. 

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Hani Salem Sonbol: Making Islamic Finance work for the greater good

September 3, 2018

The CEO of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation describes how the organisation uses Islamic finance to bring about social change.

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Mohammad Y Al-Hashel: Unlocking Islamic finance’s true potential

September 3, 2018

Islamic finance should have a wider global appeal, writes Kuwait's central bank governor.

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DP World CEO looks to the future of global trade

September 3, 2018

Global civilisation and prosperity has been built on trade. For this to continue we should expand infrastructure, embrace innovation and foster mutual respect and trust, says DP World CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

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Where next for sustainable structured products?

July 2, 2018

Demand for investments – including structured products – linked to environmental, social and governance criteria is one of finance’s virtuous cycles. But, as Danielle Myles reports, a more sophisticated market comes with more challenges.

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