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Hong Kong SFC clamps down on market manipulation schemes

March 23, 2021

Fifteen brokers have been ordered to freeze client accounts linked to a suspected social media ramp-and-dump scam.

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Financial services FDI to South Africa surges despite pandemic

March 22, 2021

Total financial services capital investment into South Africa rose 41% last year, while Nigeria saw a 57% drop.

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Bankia-CaixaBank tie-up shows how size matters

March 22, 2021

José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, executive chairman of CaixaBank, on coming out of retirement to help the Spanish economy out of a tricky situation.

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Are retail investors changing the rules of the game?

March 22, 2021

Social media-led rallies of so-called ‘meme stocks’ have fuelled debate around functioning of US stock markets. 

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Banks can offer Amazon rainforest shelter from the storm

March 19, 2021

Lenders have an important role to play in preserving the world’s largest rainforest.

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Deforestation hurts both banks and the Amazon

March 19, 2021

By committing to the principles of ESG, not just saying the letters out loud, banks stand to gain from pulling out of the rainforest.

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BPI calls on Fed to extend leverage ratio exclusions

March 18, 2021

Ratio applied to eight G-SIBs needs to be recalibrated, says the Bank Policy Institute.

 

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The advantages of lending to India’s underbanked population

March 18, 2021

The latest data on India’s banking sector challenges the view that loans to disadvantaged sections of society are more risky.

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Could universal basic income rewrite Kuwait's future?

March 17, 2021

Kuwait relies on public sector wages and energy subsidies. If the country is to revive its withered private sector, radical changes are needed.

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Oiling the wheels of Kuwait’s recovery

March 16, 2021

Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on the markets over the past year, especially as far as oil is concerned. 

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