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Can the US economy keep growing?

September 3, 2018

US growth of 4.1% in the second quarter is the real ‘new normal’, says US secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross.

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Are Europe's big fish set to bite in mega-M&A frenzy?

August 31, 2018

Is Europe set for a series of mega-M&As, or will headwinds around the banking union and regional politics stall such deals?

Mega-mergers caught in the crossfire between regulators and politics

August 31, 2018

Anyone waiting for mega M&A to return to Europe should not hold their breath.

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Sri Mulyani Indrawati: Indonesia's two-decade transformation

August 31, 2018

Indonesia's finance minister described how the changes made because of the 1998 Reformasi Movement gave the country a new lease of life that it still benefits from.

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Ecobank puts Africa on the digital map

August 31, 2018

Ecobank's CEO tells The Banker how an appetite for digital and fintech-related solutions is bringing widespread benefits to Africa.

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Finance's helping hand: making refugees self sufficient

August 31, 2018

Refugee camps are home to many small businesses – but this new demographic faces headwinds in getting financial services.

Greece’s top banks: work to be done

August 28, 2018

Exiting the eurozone’s rescue programme does not mean that Greece is out of the woods quite yet: the banks must still deal with their damaged balance sheets. Joy Macknight reports.

Bracken: Harnessing interconnectedness as a force for good

August 1, 2018

The post-crisis focus on ensuring systems are separated by internal risk ‘buffers’ is being questioned, as distributed ledger technology promises to bring benefits to banks, regulators and businesses. But can anything interconnected also be safe? Dixit Joshi investigates.

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France’s digital minister banks on the fintech ecosystem

August 1, 2018

Mounir Mahjoubi, the French secretary of state for digital affairs, spoke to Joy Macknight at the Money 20/20 Europe conference about the value created through bank-fintech partnerships and how France is fostering an attractive environment for fintechs, which is of growing importance due to Brexit.

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Brazil’s digital dream: more competition, better products?

August 1, 2018

Established banks and new players alike see digital services as a way to reach Brazil’s unbanked population. But will greater competition lead to a better experience for the consumer? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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