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A sunny future for Spain's banks?

July 2, 2019

A low interest rate environment, the cost of digitisation and competition from disruptors are all squeezing Spanish banks’ profitability but the general feeling is one of cautious optimism. 

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How Spanish savings bank Caixa Ontinyent defied the odds

July 2, 2019

Caixa Ontinyent is a rare thing – a Spanish savings bank that survived in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. The Banker reports on how it pulled off this feat.

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CaixaBank’s digital transformation reaps rewards

July 2, 2019

CaixaBank’s CEO talks to The Banker about driving efficiencies through digitalisation and transforming the Spanish bank’s distribution model.

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Georgian banks gather rewards for resilience

July 2, 2019

Georgia’s banking sector is resilient, it is benefiting from – and contributing to – a strong economy. But there are some vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.

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China pivots towards retail banking

July 2, 2019

With China's banks looking for new ways to increase earnings, many view retail banking and wealth management as an opportunity that cannot be passed up. 

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Colombia looks to get infrastructure projects back on track

July 2, 2019

Jolted by the Odebrecht scandal, investment into Colombia all but dried up after 2016. Now, however, the country is looking to bounce back.

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Senior women join forces to tackle Brazil's banking gender gap

July 2, 2019

Four leading female bankers in Brazil have launched a project to tackle the problem of women being under-represented on the boards of the country's lenders.

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Improving Malawi banks face credit conundrum

July 2, 2019

Malawi's banking system is generally sound but lenders face questions over the availability of credit, predatory lending and bad loans.

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Malawi looks to shed image of Africa's poor relation

July 2, 2019

Malawi's economy has rebounded, and the country hopes foreign investment can help make its growth predictions a reality. 

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Maldives finance minister looks to lessen Chinese influence

July 2, 2019

The Maldives finance minister discusses the new government's priorities, its relationships with its neighbours and China, and investing in the ‘blue economy’.

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