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Positive signs for Colombia’s banks

November 12, 2019

The IMF is continuing to forecast healthy economic growth for Colombia, in contrast to many of its neighbours. Will this provide fertile ground for the country’s banks? Marie Kemplay reports.

How mutual trust and respect will enhance the Latam-China relationship

November 1, 2019

Latin America’s increasing interest in attracting Chinese investments, tourists and commerce is matched by China’s growing presence in the region, says Panama's former vice-president and foreign minister.

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Saxo CEO sees strengths in partnerships

November 1, 2019

Denmark-based Saxo Bank is really more of a fintech. And it is from this long-standing perspective that CEO Kim Fournais tells Edward Russell-Walling how he foresees a bursting of the fintech bubble, and why partnerships are now paramount for all banks.

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Central bank governor seeks to keep Nigeria on steady path

November 1, 2019

Nigeria’s central bank governor discusses moves to encourage greater private sector lending and a push towards a cashless economy.

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Al Rajhi CEO looks to continue diversification drive

November 1, 2019

Al Rajhi CEO Stefano Bertamini talks about growth areas at the bank, including high take-up of its mobile app.

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Canadian banks shore up defences against global headwinds

November 1, 2019

Faced with an increase in geopolitical and economic threats, Canada's banks are ramping up activity in loan-loss provisions and wealth management. 

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Greek banks shore up national recovery though risks remain

November 1, 2019

In the year or so since Greece exited its last bailout programme, the country has made some important strides – but much work remains to be done. 

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Kenyan central bank governor wants a more customer-centric focus

November 1, 2019

In the face of cooling growth predictions, Kenya's central bank governor talks to John Everington about the deeper changes being made to the country's banking system.

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Can Islamic finance find its feet in Asia?

November 1, 2019

Islamic banking is a growing industry across Asia, with alternatives to conventional banking being developed to cater for the region’s huge Muslim population. 

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A baptism of fire for Lagarde at the ECB

November 1, 2019

New European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde has her work cut out getting consensus on the best way to avoid an economic slump in the euro area. 

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