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Digitisation can drive a global trade revolution

February 17, 2023

This post-pandemic moment is the perfect time to modernise the global trading system, writes UAE minister of state for foreign trade, Thani Al Zeyoudi.

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Moving the needle on gender diversity in Europe’s banks

February 15, 2023

Despite gains at the boardroom level, women are still largely absent from the executive level within European banks. So, what will move the needle?

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Vibrant tech sector cushions fall in Middle East deals

February 14, 2023

Surging sovereign wealth fund coffers sustained Middle East deal-making in 2022, while banking consolidation slowed to a trickle.

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Climate and capital: complexity is a poor excuse for not properly insuring against risk

February 9, 2023

We should err on the side of caution when risk-weighting climate-exposed assets, but delaying action in its regulation is making a difficult problem worse.

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Zenus Bank’s cross-border ambitions

February 8, 2023

Mushegh Tovmasyan, founder of Puerto Rico-based Zenus Bank, lays out its growth plans amid a changing fintech landscape.

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Philippines outlines five-year growth plan

February 7, 2023

The Philippines has announced an ambitious five-year plan to capitalise on strong economic results. 

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What is the outlook for UK banking litigation in 2023?

February 6, 2023

With a multitude of open avenues for litigation, here are the key areas that banks should keep tabs on in the coming year.

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The Quincecare duty: 35 years on, the debate has only just begun

February 3, 2023

The anti-fraud duty has gained recent prominence as upcoming legal challenges threaten to increase banks’ responsibilities in the context of increasingly sophisticated fraud.

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Panama’s banks at a crossroads

January 31, 2023

The country has developed a resilient banking sector over the years, but challenges such as falling behind in competitiveness and Gafilat’s grey-listing remain.

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Peru’s banking system to grow says finance minister

January 31, 2023

The banking industry in Peru is nascent but stands to benefit from planned government measures, explains Alex Contreras, minister of economy and finance.

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