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Spanish banks plan further branch closures to boost profitability

Today 04:20 pm

Over the past 10 years, almost 21,000 branches have closed in Spain. By comparison Germany has closed 14,000; and Italy 10,000.

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The hidden cost of Russia’s Mir system

Today 02:09 pm

The homegrown payments system is good news for the state, but will have unfortunate consequences for the private sector.

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South Africa’s banks count costs of unrest

Today 01:01 pm

Looting and arson forced the closure of hundreds of branches and caused widespread damage to ATM infrastructure.

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Diversity and inclusion in financial services: the expectation gap

July 29, 2021

UK regulators are developing diversity policies and planning to roll them out in a way that will affect every corner of every bank.

UK deal boosts Nairobi’s position as financial hub

July 29, 2021

Closer ties with the City of London likely to encourage further fintech investment into Kenyan capital. 

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Bank Leumi CEO looks ahead to post-Covid growth

July 29, 2021

Hanan Friedman talks about digital strategy in the lockdown age and the opportunities created by the Abraham Accords.

Unrest in Tunisia adds to pressure on domestic banks

July 28, 2021

Uncertain political situation after president sacks prime minister likely to affect the operating environment for Tunisian banks.

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Global banks step up Hong Kong investment on closer China ties

July 27, 2021

Citigroup, Standard Chartered and HSBC bet that new opportunities in mainland China will outweigh damage to Hong Kong’s status as a global financial centre.

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Latam banking tightly linked to precarious recovery

July 27, 2021

The region’s largest banks may have weathered the pandemic, but their fortunes are still out of their control.


A glimmer of hope in Peru?

July 27, 2021

Political tensions risk getting in the way of Peru’s economic rebound, but a freshly ratified trade agreement may keep investors’ interest alive.

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