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Re-assessing Iran’s relationship to the world

January 27, 2020

The director of Italy’s Institute of International Affairs, Nathalie Tocci, talks to Silvia Pavoni about Middle Eastern issues amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.

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Banking challenges for Europe in 2020

January 27, 2020

Negative interest rates, cross-border consolidation and the challenge from fintechs are the topics of discussion for the European experts participating in The Banker’s roundtable discussion. 

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Alif Bank looks to further international expansion

January 21, 2020

Khofiz Shakhidi, chairman of the board of directors and Abdullo Kurbanov, CEO and co-founder of Tajikistan-based Alif Capital, discuss the challenges facing frontier market lenders and outline their plans for further growth and international expansion.  

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Oman’s banks well placed to manage political transition

January 14, 2020

After five decades of relative stability, Oman has a new sultan, posing interesting questions about the country’s future direction.

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Roman Vassilenko: a change in outlook for Kazakhstan

January 2, 2020

The deputy minister of foreign affairs of Kazakhstan explains the country’s developing relationship with the EU, its partnerships with China, and its plans to diversify its economic output.

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Private banking takes off in Thailand

January 2, 2020

Thailand’s private banking sector has come out into the open for the first time following changes to banking regulations. The Banker reports on its early progress.

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Ott Vatter: how Estonia's e-Residency is leading the inequality charge

January 2, 2020

The managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency programme explains how the country's digital identity policy is positioning it as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Scotiabank leverages its footprint for innovation

January 2, 2020

The group head of international banking and digital transformation at Canada’s Scotiabank is a firm believer in building a flexible and open technology architecture to take advantage of the innovation ecosystem. 

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Sarah Bloom Raskin: the US's focus is misplaced

January 2, 2020

The proliferation of US sanctions is not helping build resilience, while climate change risk is being ignored by policy-makers, former deputy Treasury secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin tells The Banker

Why the Fed must focus on its remit on jobs and stability

January 2, 2020

The former vice-chair of the US Federal Reserve Board talks to The Banker about why he is concerned over the lack of tools available to tackle another serious global economic problem.

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