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China's paytech giants go global

January 2, 2020

China’s tech titans Alipay and WeChat Pay are still little known outside of their home market. This looks set to change as they seek to expand internationally.

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K&H Bank aims to accelerate digitalisation plans

December 16, 2019

David Moucheron, CEO of K&H Bank, explains his strategy to maintain the Hungarian-based lender’s leading position and meet the ever-evolving expectations of its customers in an increasingly digital world.

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Signs of life for Angola’s economy

December 10, 2019

As Angola makes tentative steps towards a stronger economy, improvements in asset quality are still needed at its banks. Marie Kemplay reports.

Israel’s banks hold steady despite political upheaval

December 3, 2019

While there may be high drama in Israel’s politics, recent years have seen a steady performance from its banks. 

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Belarus’s modernisation push moves up a gear

December 2, 2019

With its infrastructure being overhauled, a renewed focus on SME lending and mobile banking taking off, Belarus appears to be on an upward spiral. 

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Central bank caution tempers Slovenian bank optimism

December 2, 2019

Slovenia’s central bank is restricting loans, uneasy about an overconfident relaxation of credit standards. 

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Will new president bring positive change for Bolivia’s banks?

December 2, 2019

Bolivia’s political upheaval means changes ahead for the country’s banking sector, which will be hoping for a review of its high taxes. 

FCA takes Brexit opportunity to rethink rules

December 2, 2019

UK regulators see Brexit as an opportunity to review the country’s regulatory regime and shift the focus to an outcomes-based approach. 

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NPLs cast a shadow over Bangladesh's boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh’s phenomenal economic growth is obscuring the fact that parts of its banking sector are suffering with persistent NPLs.

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Bangladesh feels the strain of economic boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh's economy is growing fast but its cities face huge air pollution challenges, and the country’s weak infrastructure is buckling under the strain of this economic growth. 

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