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Slovakia’s finance minister seeks to keep economy moving

July 4, 2018

One of the candidates during the Eurogroup chair elections and a keen advocacy of fiscal consolidation, Slovakian finance minister Peter Kazimir has played a key role in the country’s fiscal and economic achievements. But is the country’s economy at risk of overheating? Stefanie Linhardt finds out.

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How can India's banks return to health?

July 4, 2018

The poor results of India's private and public banks for financial year 2018 revealed a number of key concerns, but opinions differ on how to restore order. Rekha Menon reports.

Swiss ‘no’ does not end international debate on monetary reform

July 4, 2018

It is up to academics and policy-makers to educate the public on the benefits of greater state control of money supply, says Martin Brown, professor of banking at the University of St Gallen.

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Tax and narcotics dominate Panama finance minister's agenda

July 4, 2018

The finance minister of Panama, Dulcidio De La Guardia, is seeking international co-operation to help the country tackle issues such as tax evasion and drug trafficking. In addition, he tells Silvia Pavoni, he is also looking to the UK to assist in cultivating an environment in which fintechs can thrive.

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Thailand looks to new frontier of neighbouring CLMV markets

July 4, 2018

The economic growth in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam has not escaped the attention of Thai politicians and finance professionals. They are now working to make the most of the opportunities for Thai banks, companies and the stock exchange in the CLMV region. Peter Janssen reports.

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Can rate rises help Pakistan’s beleaguered banks?

July 4, 2018

Problems at Pakistan’s banks, including fines and falling profits, have seen foreign investors head for the exit. Could interest from China and a growing Islamic finance sector improve their prospects? Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Pakistan's tax and corruption problems persist

July 4, 2018

Pakistan has enjoyed some economic growth, largely on the back of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, while security has improved and more reliable power supply should aid investment. But the deep-seated problems of tax avoidance and corruption persist. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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CBG confident Pakistan can ride out storm

July 4, 2018

Pakistan’s central bank governor, Tariq Bajwa, remains sanguine about the country’s prospects in the face of rising inflation and trade deficits, and appears unfazed at the possibility of an IMF bailout. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Will Ant deal boost Pakistan's microfinance sector?

July 4, 2018

Small businesses are underserved in Pakistan but Telenor Microfinance Bank is hoping a deal with Chinese fintech giant Ant Financial will increase their access to electronic banking and help push up microfinance lending. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Will protests derail Jordan's reform agenda?

July 4, 2018

The protests over tax reforms that have hit Jordan in recent months and brought about the resignation of its prime minister set alarm bells ringing in the West as well as the wider Middle East. Adrienne Klasa examines how one of the region's most stable countries can now move forward.

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