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Central bank digital currencies breakthrough in Asia

February 25, 2021

China and Cambodia are rolling out central bank digital currencies, well ahead of other jurisdictions. 

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How technology can help women and minority-led businesses

February 25, 2021

Piermont Bank founder Wendy Cai-Lee talks about the digital lender she set up to serve small US entrepreneurs.

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Kenya epicentre of busy M&A year for Africa

February 24, 2021

Leading banks expanded across the continent, while consolidation continued in overbanked countries.

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What do boards know about ESG? Not much, says study

February 24, 2021

Boards left exposed by lack of substantial ESG experience, according to New York University research.

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Non-bank risk joins China and climate on Yellen’s to-do list

February 24, 2021

On top of climate concern and rivalry with China, the new US treasury secretary has the wider financial sector in her sights.

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The ECB must choose the right technology for its digital euro

February 22, 2021

The right blockchain technology can protect users’ privacy while meeting oversight requirements.

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Credit risk tops Rwandan central bank’s priorities

February 22, 2021

The National Bank of Rwanda wants timely and accurate provisioning by lenders to avoid a cliff edge.

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UK banks fret over operational risks related to negative interest rates

February 19, 2021

The threat of below zero rates rates continues to hover over the country’s banking system.

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Singaporean sweeteners help financial services investment hold up

February 19, 2021

Government initiatives helped lure foreign banking and fintech investment last year despite Covid-19 crisis.

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Nigeria’s central bank clamps down on cryptocurrencies

February 18, 2021

CBN’s effort to force financial institutions to close cryptocurrency accounts has sparked angry backlash.

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