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Thai banks search for growth in stuttering economy

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When Thailand’s banks were hit with a ratings downgrade, it created uncertainty across the sector. With the country reopening to tourists and the banks exploring new growth models, there is hope of a return to form.

Ravi Menon

MAS builds up its crypto capabilities

May 23, 2022

Singapore’s central bank governor provides insight into its regulatory approach to the crypto sector, which aims to mitigate risks while leaving the door open for opportunities to co-create solutions with the industry.

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Eurozone banks under fire for poor climate risk disclosures

May 23, 2022

Lenders from the eurozone face increasing pressure and possible enforcement action for failing to meet the European Central Bank’s climate risk disclosure expectations.

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CAR’s bitcoin currency gambit

May 17, 2022

The central African government’s move to embrace bitcoin highlights the growing importance of cryptocurrencies across the continent, with central banks playing catch up. 

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Portugal’s banks in good shape as they brace for economic fallout

May 17, 2022

Resilience gained through the painful post-global financial crisis restructuring has helped Portugal’s banks emerge from the pandemic with stable capital ratios, improved asset quality and ample liquidity.

Mario Centeno

Risk-reduction measures stand Portuguese banking sector in good stead

May 13, 2022

Mário Centeno, governor of Portugal’s central bank and former finance minister, speaks to Peter Wise about the resilience of the Portuguese banking sector and the challenges ahead.

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Macroeconomic woes pile on the pressure in Turkey

May 4, 2022

Turkey’s economy is suffering, with critics claiming the situation is being exacerbated by government policy.

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Activist investors shaking up Japan Inc

May 3, 2022

Japan’s way of doing business has in many ways not changed for decades. This presents a wealth of untapped potential for activist investors looking to drive greater profitability. 

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Global lenders prepare to exit Russia

May 3, 2022

International banks face numerous challenges in leaving Russia, even after they have made their exit.

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The Banker's Top 30 Nordic Banks 2022

May 3, 2022

The Banker’s 2022 Top 30 Nordic Banks ranking shows results from lenders in a region that continues to display solid fundamentals. Burhan Khadbai reports.

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