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Top 300 Asia-Pacific Banks 2019: China holds strong while Indian reforms hits hard

January 2, 2019

China's banks affirm their strength in the The Banker’s Top 300 Asia-Pacific Banks ranking, while India is making moves in the wrong direction. Kimberley Long reports.

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Lorenzo Codogno: Why Italy’s budget brings major sustainability risks

January 2, 2019

The Italian coalition government's strategy is unlikely to improve the economy in the long run, says London School of Economics visiting professor Lorenzo Codogno.

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Australian banking faces Royal Commission watershed

January 2, 2019

Australia’s Royal Commission has brought out into the open a decade’s worth of misconduct in the country’s banking sector. As the industry faces geopolitical pressures and the emergence of challenger banks, Australian banking is set for an overhaul. Kimberley Long reports.

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Stable, solid, but are Germany's banks prepared for coming challenges?

January 2, 2019

Low interest rates and lacklustre profitability could spark consolidation in the German banking sector. Despite these challenges, the system remains well capitalised with low NPLs and the prospect of benefiting from Brexit, as Kit Gillet reports.

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Will reform agenda put Gulf region back on the map?

January 2, 2019

With Gulf states now less dominant in the energy markets, they have been forced to restructure their economies away from oil dependence and public sector largesse. However, many countries in the region seem to be dragging their heels on their reforms, as James King reports.

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Kazakhstan opens up to new ideas

January 2, 2019

Kazakhstan has bold ambitions to become not just a strong regional player, but one of the world's top economies in the next 30 years. Kimberley Long looks at how it intends to achieve this goal.

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Herman van Rompuy: Keeping it together for the sake of the EU

January 2, 2019

The EU is riven by internal discord, driven by nationalism and social discontent in member states, and squeezed by external pressures such as the US' actions and associated trade wars. Former European Council president Herman van Rompuy makes a plea for unity. 

New York tops US IFCs across all rankings

January 2, 2019

New York beats all other US IFCs into first place, with the UK being both biggest recipient of projects and contributor of inward flows. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Crunch time for Australia's banks

January 1, 2019

After a damning report from the Royal Commission, Australian banks must overhaul how they operate or face losing share to challenger banks and Asian rivals. 

Mixed profitability results for Vietnam’s biggest lenders

December 18, 2018
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Vietnam’s banks have progressively built up their balance sheets, but profitability remains a challenge. Joy Macknight reports. 

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