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China’s banks face soaring NPLs as economic woes intensify

September 13, 2022

There are rising concerns over China’s banking system as the country’s lenders feel the effects of slowing growth combined with a deflating real estate market.

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Numberless payment cards prove a mixed bag

September 12, 2022

Banks worldwide are increasingly launching cards without numbers. Do they offer enhanced security, or are they just a fad?

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Banks too must prepare for the flood

September 12, 2022

As climate change threatens increased risk of floods, banks and insurers have a responsibility to galvanise their insurance policies.

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Investment in traditional energy is essential for transition

September 9, 2022

Careful and planned investment in both renewables and hydrocarbons is essential for an effective energy transition.

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Indonesian regulator sets a higher bar for P2P lenders

September 7, 2022

Financial services authority OJK moves to control the booming peer-to-peer market, creating stumbling blocks for newcomers.

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Why US banks must be clear about the importance of ESG

September 5, 2022

A Republican push-back against ESG could force banks to choose between red and blue states, in spite of poor outcomes in Texas.

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Capital adequacy requirement for new fossil fuel projects gains EU support

September 2, 2022

Supporters say the 1250% requirement will target the projects that do the most environmental damage.

Contactless payments

Forecasts point to a strong increase in digital payments

September 2, 2022

Huge growth in digital payments during the Covid-19 pandemic points to a longer-term trend, with physical payments set to gradually wane.

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The potential of microcredits in Europe

September 1, 2022

Microfinance can unlock the entrepreneurial potential within under-represented and disadvantaged vulnerable population groups, the number of which remains significant in Europe.

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China open door

China opens up to foreign investment with new law

August 31, 2022

The newly introduced Futures and Derivatives Law brings the country’s financial services market in line with international standards, welcoming foreign financing. 

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