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Czech finance minister queries Green Deal implementation

March 11, 2020

The Czech Republic's finance minister discusses global trade tensions, the implementation of the country's digital tax, and the impact if the EU's Green Deal.

Tough times ahead for India’s private banks?

March 10, 2020

The Indian government’s bail-out of Yes Bank raises broader questions about the health of India’s private banks.

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Sub-Saharan Africa's two-pronged M&A trend

March 9, 2020

M&A activity has been a prominent feature of sub-Saharan Africa's banking sector in recent years, with the reason behind these moves tending to be one of crisis or expansion.

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What is behind Kenya's M&A run?

March 9, 2020

Kenya has been a hotbed of M&A activity in the banking sector in the past 12 months. The Banker looks at the factors behind this.

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GCC banks consolidate as oil prices remain flat

March 9, 2020

There have been a high number of mergers and acquisitions across the GCC region in recent years, with lower oil prices leading lenders to increasingly look to consolidation. 

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FirstBank CEO views Nigeria future with optimism

March 6, 2020

The CEO of First Bank of Nigeria talks about the outlook for consolidation in the country's banking sector, and whether payment service lenders present a threat.

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Myanmar adopts international banking and insurance outlook

March 6, 2020

Myanmar is looking to the international banking and insurance community to strengthen its domestic market and tackle a legacy of NPLs. 

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ABI brings Italian banks onto the blockchain

March 4, 2020

The head of innovation at the Italian banking association talks about a real-life application of distributed ledger technology to drive efficiency in an interbank reconciliation process.

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Uzbekistan takes global approach to local problems

March 1, 2020

After decades of isolationist government policy, Uzbekistan is taking tentative steps into the global capital markets and is looking to attract foreign investment. Kimberley Long looks at the country’s steep learning curve. 

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Do sovereign bonds depend on nature?

February 28, 2020

Regulation to fight climate change is coming up against the limitations of calculating the value of unknowns.

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