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Robert Mogielnicki: the grim outlook for Iran’s economy

January 2, 2020

Stagflation and high unemployment have led Iran to raise fuel prices – resulting in violent protests. But while US sanctions are not helping, Iran must tackle serious economic reforms, says the resident scholar of the Arab Gulf States Institute.

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Kazakhstan leads CIS ranking while Ukraine enjoys boom year

January 2, 2020

The Banker’s Top 100 CIS Banks ranking shows the region's banks are performing steadily. Though Tier 1 capital growth slowed, return on both assets and capital are on an upward trend.

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Steven Maijoor: CMU is crucial to the EU's future

January 2, 2020

Achieving the CMU is crucial for the EU to address the challenges posed by Brexit, and support developments in sustainable finance and fintech, says the chairman of the ESMA.

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Queen Máxima gives financial inclusion the royal touch

January 2, 2020

As UN secretary general special advocate for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands speaks to The Banker about getting technology right for financial inclusion and gender disparity among the underbanked.

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Business as usual for Hong Kong?

January 2, 2020

The civil unrest in Hong Kong occupied international headlines for much of 2019, yet there has been little impact on the city’s position as a business hub in Asia. 

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The Banker's Best-performing Banks ranking: BRICS countries

January 2, 2020

Which banks across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have performed the best in The Banker’s newly introduced ranking that measures a lender's performance across various key criteria? 

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Gulf states gear up to establish fintech ecosystems

January 2, 2020

The Arabian Gulf is lagging other regions when it comes to embracing fintech but now its countries are formulating strategies to launch hubs of their own. 

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Are Fed latest regulations a change for the better?

January 2, 2020

The Banker recently assembled an expert panel to give their reaction to the US Federal Reserve's latest batch of regulations, issued in late 2019. 

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Sudan finance minister formulates plan for economic renaissance

January 2, 2020

Sudan’s finance minister talks to The Banker about how he intends to bring the highly indebted country’s finances back to normality, repair international relations and lift the population out of poverty. 

The world watches as China's paytechs march on

January 2, 2020

China’s payment technology giants have the country’s long reach into Belt and Road countries to help them expand, benefiting the unbanked in emerging markets but making Western politicians uneasy. 

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