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Kenyan central bank governor wants a more customer-centric focus

November 1, 2019

In the face of cooling growth predictions, Kenya's central bank governor talks to John Everington about the deeper changes being made to the country's banking system.

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Can Islamic finance find its feet in Asia?

November 1, 2019

Islamic banking is a growing industry across Asia, with alternatives to conventional banking being developed to cater for the region’s huge Muslim population. 

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A baptism of fire for Lagarde at the ECB

November 1, 2019

New European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde has her work cut out getting consensus on the best way to avoid an economic slump in the euro area. 

Could Islamic banking solve financial inclusion?

November 1, 2019

With millions of people excluded from the financial system because of their religious beliefs, would adapting to their needs boost the numbers of financial inclusion? 

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Alejandro Díaz de León: central bank independence is worth celebrating in Mexico

October 1, 2019

The independent status granted to Mexico's central bank 25 years ago has been a key factor in the country's recent economic stability.

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Banks line up to take advantage of EU-Mercosur deal

October 1, 2019

A landmark agreement between the EU and the customs union of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay has been reached, and several banks are already positioning themselves for a boost in trade and investment.

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Pavel Kallaur: insulating Belarus from external shocks

October 1, 2019

The chairman of the board at the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus talks about addressing the country’s vulnerability to trade tensions and the fluctuations of the Russian ruble.

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Saddek Elkaber: a lesson from Libya's central bank

October 1, 2019

In times of conflict, a central bank can play a unifying role. This is what is happening in Libya.

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Can virtual banks disrupt the Asia-Pacific market?

October 1, 2019

Countries across Asia are licensing virtual banks, which operate solely online and without a physical presence. How much headway can these potential disruptors really make in more mature markets? 

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Benjamin Diokno: how Philippines reforms are working for everyone

October 1, 2019

The Philippines is on the cusp of positive change, and policy reform will help the country to reach its full potential and fight poverty.

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