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Africa’s rising crypto future

August 1, 2022

African nations are at the vanguard of the new movement towards central bank digital currencies, in a desperate bid to regain the initiative in the wake of rising cryptocurrency usage across the continent. 

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Mexican banks show resilience amid macroeconomic headwinds

July 29, 2022

Solid capitalisation is a key strength but Mexican lenders may face slower credit demand this year.

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A historic year ahead for Croatia, as it gets set to join eurozone

July 29, 2022

Next year is gearing up to be an important one for Croatia’s economy after EU finance ministers gave the approval for Croatia’s membership of the eurozone.

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Croatian central bank looks to a eurozone future

July 29, 2022

With Croatia moving closer to joining the eurozone, the country’s banking sector is set to play a key role in managing the transition. Boris Vujčić, governor of the Croatian National Bank, talks to Kit Gillet about this key moment and the likely role of NextGenerationEU funds.

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Banco de México confident inflation can be kept under control

July 29, 2022

Victoria Rodríguez Ceja, governor of the Mexican central bank since January, shares her views about inflation, monetary policy, financial inclusion and the banking sector in the country.

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Croatia’s banks to play key role in transition to eurozone

July 29, 2022

With Croatia set to join the eurozone in January 2023, the country’s banks are likely to play a significant role in the transition to the single currency.

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Nepal’s banks battle isolationism

July 29, 2022

Nepal’s banks appear resilient to the worst shocks of the pandemic, but there is discontent over a slow to change regulatory system, which is stifling growth.

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Nepal’s economy struggles with import dependence

July 28, 2022

Remittances from overseas workers comprise a significant portion of Nepal’s foreign currency reserves for this import-dependent country.

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HSBC rides the Middle East IPO wave

July 27, 2022

In contrast to the US and Europe, where IPO volumes have slumped, the Middle East is enjoying a bumper period, with HSBC playing a key role.

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Lebanese central bank governor defends economic record

July 27, 2022

Banque du Liban governor Riad Salamé claims the bank's controversial engineering scheme is not responsible for the country’s economic meltdown. 

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